November 6, 2018 General Election
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To Be Elected
  Illinois Governor and Lieutenant Governor
  Illinois Attorney General
  Illinois Secretary of State
  Illinois Comptroller
  Illinois Treasurer
  Representatives in Congress (2-year terms, one in each district)
  State Senators (4-year terms for one in each of the following Districts that are partly or entirely in Chicago: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 39)
  Representatives in the General Assembly (2-year terms, one in each district)
  Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (3 to be elected to 6-year terms; 2 to be elected separately to 2-year terms)
  President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners
  County Clerk of Cook County
  Sheriff of Cook County
  Treasurer of Cook County
  Assessor of Cook County
  Cook County Commissioners (4-year terms, one in each district)
  Commissioner of the Board of Review (Property Tax Appeals) of Cook County (Districts 2 & 3)
  Circuit and Sub-Circuit Judges (to fill vacancies as needed)

The City Council assigned three citywide advisory referendum questions to appear on the ballots:
 - Should the City of Chicago ban the use of plastic straws within the corporate city limits?
 - Should the City of Chicago seek that the State of Illinois create a homeowners' property tax exemption for families in municipalities of over 500,000 that have lived in their home for over 10 years and whose income is under $100,000?
 - In the event marijuana is legalized, should the City of Chicago appropriate revenue from the sale of marijuana to increase funding for Chicago Public Schools and for mental health services?

The Cook County Board assigned three countywide advisory referendum questions to appear on the ballots:
 - Shall the minimum wage in your municipality match the $13 per hour Cook County minimum wage law for adults over the age of 18 by July 1, 2020, and be indexed to the consumer price index after that?
 - Shall your municipality match the Cook County earned sick time law which allows for workers to earn up to 40 hours (5 days) of sick time a year to take care of their own health or a family member’s health?
 - Should the State of Illinois strengthen penalties for the illegal trafficking of firearms and require all gun dealers to be certified by the State?

Petitions for REFERENDA QUESTIONS filed with Chicago Board of Election Commissioners (NOTE: All of the petitions and related referenda questions below are subject to potential objections or review for apparent conformity and are not yet certified to the ballot.)

Ward 01 Precincts 1,2,7,9,13,16,17,19,20,23,26,28,29,34,41,42,43,44
Ward 26 Precincts 7,8,23,24,34,37,49
Ward 30 Precincts 3,7,8,15,18,22,23,24,25,26,32
Ward 31 Precincts 1,4,5,7,10,13,16,18,22,23,24,26,36,39,40,41
Ward 32 Precincts 1,3,4,5,6,11,12,14,16,17,20,22,26,28,29,31,32,33,34,37,43
Ward 33 Precincts 4,5,9,12,13,14,19,26,28
Ward 35 Precincts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,21,24,25,28
Ward 36 Precinct 12
Avondale and Hermosa Expanded Mental Health Services Program (to be posed on the ballots in the above list of precincts in Wards 1-36)
Shall there be established, to serve the territory commonly described on this ballot or notice of this question, a Logan Square, Avondale and Hermosa Expanded Mental Health Services Program, to provide direct free mental health services for any resident of the territory who needs assistance in overcoming or coping with mental or emotional disorders, where such program will be funded through an increase of not more than .025% of the equalized assessed valuation of all properties within the boundaries of the territory?
Under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, may an aggregate extension not to exceed $850,000 be made for Logan Square, Avondale and Hermosa Expanded Mental Health Services Program for the 2019 levy year?

Separate petitions were filed for each of these precincts:
Ward 33, Precincts 1, 3, 8, 22, 26, 28
Ward 39, Precincts 5, 7, 8, 26, 32, 40
Ward 40, Precincts 7, 8, 12, 21, 25, 33, 36
Ward 50, Precincts 9, 19, 37
Each petition in this group seeks to place the following question on the ballots in these precincts:
Shall the City of Chicago hold public hearings on drinking water safety, including the City's compliance with the Safe Water Drinking Act and Clean Water Act and on protocols for lead testing and decontamination of water sources following recent lead testing of Chicago tap water?

Separate petitions were filed for each of these precincts:
Ward 49, Precincts 13, 20, 23, 31
Each petition in this group seeks to place the following question on the ballots in these precincts:
Shall the City of Chicago hold hearings on lead in the water?

Separate petitions were filed for both of these wards:
Ward 35
Ward 46
Both petitions in this group seek to place the following question on the ballot in these wards:
Should the State of Illinois be able to regulate rents to address rising rents, unjust evictions and gentrification in our communities?

Ward 49
Shall the State of Illinois lift the ban on rent control?

Separate petitions were filed for both of these wards:
Ward 16
Shall the City of Chicago be required to provide full funding for the creation of a sanctioned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Baseball Team at Kennedy-King College, to begin no later than the 2020 baseball season?

Ward 25
Shall Alderman Solis' appointed Pilsen Land Use Committee (PLUC) be dismantled and replaced with a Community Driven Zoning process?

Ward 28
Shall the City Council pass ordinances proposed to make our neighborhoods safer by restricting criminal loitering in the City of Chicago?

Ward 29
Shall the City of Chicago and State of Illinois work together to construct a new Comprehensive High School in the 29th Ward to be placed in the Austin Community?

Ward 46, Precincts 1,2,4,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,25,26,27,29,32,34,35,37,40
Shall the current entrance and exit to Lake Shore Drive at Wilson Ave. be maintained within the North Lake Shore Drive Study Project to continue allowing efficient access to the Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital Emergency Room?

Petition filed with the Office of the Chicago City Clerk
(One petition with two questions)
First question on petition:
"Shall Chicago adopt the following term limit for the office of Mayor effective for the mayoral election in 2019 and thereafter: No person may hold the office of Mayor for more than two consecutive elected 4-year terms (with all prior consecutive elected terms of the current officeholder counted in determining the term limit for that officeholder)?"
Second question on same petition:
"Shall Chicago establish an elected Consumer Advocate for taxpayers and consumers to replace the appointed Commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection?"
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February 26, 2019 Municipal Election (and April 2, 2019 Run-Off Elections, as needed)
Sample ballots for the Feb. 26, 2019 election will be available at chicagoelections.com/info starting in early February.

To Be Elected*
  Mayor, City of Chicago
  City Clerk, City of Chicago
  City Treasurer, City of Chicago
  Alderman (one in each of the city's 50 wards)
* If a candidate receives more than 50% of the votes for any office on Feb. 26, that candidate will be elected.
If no candidate receives more than 50% of the votes for any office on Feb. 26, the two candidates for that office who received the most votes on Feb. 26 will appear on the April 2 ballots in a run-off.