Municipal Election

On February 26, Chicago voted for a new mayor, city council, city clerk, and city treasurer. While races were decided in February when candidates won a majority of the vote, many races—including the mayor’s race—are headed to a runoff election on April 2. Here’s how you can engage with this final stage in the process.


About the electionS

What are these elections all about? What are the key issues? These questions—and more—answered. Click for an overview and links to additional resources and voter guides.


what are the positions and who is running?

Who are the mayoral candidates? What do the city clerk and treasurer do? Learn about the positions and the candidates running for mayor, city treasurer, city clerk, and alderman.

how, when, & where to vote

The first round of voting took place on Tuesday, February 26. A runoff for the mayor’s race and others will occur on Tuesday, April 2.