Polling Place: 47W/33P and 49W/7P,21P,32P

October 28, 2008

With just seven days left before Election Day, it's time to identify and locate your polling place (or better yet, find an early voting location). That also means you only have a few more days to submit your own photo to the Polling Place Photo Project, too. Let these two newest additions serve as inspiration: First, the polling place for the 33rd Precinct of the 47th Ward: Berry Memorial Methodist Church at 4754 N Leavitt. This church is in my neighborhood, so I often walk past it. They seem to get good use out of their building- their list of hosted programs on their website include HeadStart day care, an African Community church, Lincoln Square Art Center, La Leche League, the North Side Green Party and the Net and Paddle Table Tennis Club. My other polling place for today is one of the hugest buildings I've found in this project. It's the polling place for the 49th Ward's 7th, 21st and 32nd Precincts, smack in the middle of Loyola's Rogers Park campus, it's the Joseph Gentile Center at 6526 N Winthrop. My information says they only use the first floor foyer, but it could be wise to spread it out and use more of that space that's available to them.