Chicago Elections

By: Ashmar Mandou

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsChicagoans will head back to the voting booths on February 28th for the city’s first mayoral and aldermanic elections since 2019. Chicago voters will have a hand in selecting representatives in City Council, the newly-created Police District Councils, as well as Cook County elected offices, such as Mayor, City Treasurer and City Clerk. Early voting is currently open in all 50 wards, which will remain until February 27th. For the complete list of candidates in each race or to find your polling location, head over to The 2023 race for Chicago Mayor is an intense one with nine candidates vying for the position. Candidates on the ballet are: Ja’Mal Green,; Ald. Sophia King,; State Rep. Kam Buckner,; Willie Wilson,; Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson,; Paul Vallas,; Incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot,; Ald. Roderick Sawyer,; and Congressman Jesús ‘Chuy’ García, If you would like to learn where each candidate stands on salient issues, such as immigration or safety, head over to their respective sites. However, if no candidates on the ballot receives a majority of this election in any race, voters will likely be heading to the polls once again in April for runoff elections.

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