Early Voting at UIC

Dear faculty, staff and students,

Tuesday, March 20 is primary election day in Illinois. On behalf of the executive team of the University of Illinois at Chicago, I urge you to make your voices heard. In 2017, UIC received two signature honors. UIC was one of 83 campuses in 23 states to be designated as a Voter Friendly Campus by the Fair Elections Legal Network’s Campus Vote Project and by NASPA, the organization of student affairs administrators in higher education. It also was recognized as the “Most Engaged Campus” in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a nationwide nonpartisan program dedicated to increasing voting rates among college students. This year we challenge students, staff, and faculty to build on these achievements and to become even more engaged in the democratic process.

To assist you in this endeavor, the University has compiled a timeline of election-related events and activities. Please review these resources and utilize them. We look forward to seeing you at the polls.

Go Flames – and go vote!

Theresa Mintle
Interim Vice Chancellor for Public and Government Affairs

J. Rex Tolliver
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


Voter Participation
Early Voting for the Primary Election
March 14-16

Location and time: Student Center East, Room 613, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Illinois primary election is on March 20 but residents of the City of Chicago can vote early at UIC. Two forms of ID are required for registration. For more information, including a list of acceptable forms of ID, please visit: http://chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html

In addition to voting for the gubernatorial candidate you want to appear on the November ballot, you will also have the opportunity to vote for other state and federal offices.

Primary Election
March 20
Most locations are open 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The March primary election determines which candidates for Governor will be on the ballot during the general election in November. You will have the opportunity to vote for other state and federal offices.

For voter information with your polling (voting) location and ballot information, see: vote411.org.

Work on Election Day
March 20

Support voter engagement in the community by serving as an election judge or as an equipment manager during the primary election. Election judges are paid $190 and equipment managers are paid $340. Applications and hires are made by the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

For more information and to apply, visit: cookcountyclerk.com/students

Voting Access Chicago
March 20

Help make Chicago’s polling places ADA accessible for people with disabilities and older adults.

  • 4-8 Hours, flexible start/end times between 6 a.m.– 7 p.m.
  • $100 stipend provided if working alone for 8 hours, $50 if working with a partner
  • $50 if working alone for 4 hours, $25 if working with a partner
  • 1 hour training provided

For more information, contact: tracyh@equipforequality.org or 312-895-7208.

Voter Education
Lunchbox: The “Who-What-Where” of the March 2018 Election
March 14

Location and time: African American Cultural Center Gallery, Adams Hall 207, 12 – 1 p.m.

The Asian American Resource and Cultural Center presents regular “Lunchbox” events to discuss important topics over lunch. Lunch is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Join this month’s discussion to learn about the primary election ballot, find resources to identify your polling place, and get others excited about voting. The event is free. No RSVP is required.

Get Informed

The Governor’s race is not the only one being decided this election cycle. Visit these non-partisan sites to find more information on voting, issues, and candidates:

To see all offices up for election go to the Illinois State Board of Elections page.

Contact: UIC Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, Student Affairs, longsa@uic.edu or UIC Office of Public and Government Affairs, govt@uic.edu

For more information, please contact:
UIC Office of Public and Government Affairs

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