The League of Women Voters of Chicago is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Voting Report

Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation that makes sweeping changes to the way voters will cast their ballots in the upcoming General Election. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we urge voters to take advantage of these reforms—vote by mail or vote early!

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt long after the control of the disease. The 2020 Census data will determine the number of seats each state gets in the House of Representatives and will affect how districts are redrawn in 2021. Two Illinois congressional seats are on the chopping block. Data affects how federal funds will be spent on important public projects like roads and schools. $1 billion of federal funding for Illinois is on the line. Now more than ever, your participation is needed.

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Far more African American and Hispanic individuals are being infected with COVID-19 and dying from it. While African Americans make up about 15% of the population of Illinois, they account for 42% of deaths from COVID-19.


The National Conference of State Legislatures has compiled lists of potential advantages and disadvantages of switching from in-person to by-mail voting: 

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Event Date: 
Jul 11 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Event location: 

via Zoom

The Annual Meeting is the most important general membership meeting of the year. It allows members to direct the future of LWV Chicago by approving a budget, reviewing the bylaws and electing Board Members, all of which govern the League’s operations.

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We're bringing our annual League 101 briefing to everyone, this time in podcast form! Learn why the League was founded 100 years ago and how you can get involved in our important work of voter education and engagement today.

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The Presidential Election will be held on November 3, 2020. Voters will vote for a candidate for President and other national, state, and county positions.