Due to the COVID-19 virus, election officials scrambled to find new polling locations and poll workers, especially for sites at nursing homes.
On Monday, Chicago election officials were scrambling to find new polling places after nearly 170 locations have opted out since Sunday. That’s about 8% of the city’s 2,069 precincts. Chicago Board of Elections Chairwoman Marisel Hernandez said there might also be a shortage of elections judges at polling places.
Chicago voters can go to this website to check the status of their polling place. You can also call the Chicago Board of Elections at 312-269-7900.
What to expect: The unexpected. It’s unclear whether other polling places will have to be moved, either due to COVID-19 concerns or because workers don’t show up to polling places. Your best source for the most up-to-date information is your local election authority. Check there right before you go vote.
Using data provided by the Chicago Board of Elections and Cook County Clerk’s Office, we mapped the changed locations by precinct with the most recently available changes. Blue indicates that the original site was changed.
Elliott Ramos is WBEZ’s data editor. Follow him on Twitter @ChicagoEl.