Taking a little bit of time to educate yourself about candidates and issues is an important step in being an active citizen. Use these resources to help you get started.

Upcoming Races in Chicago

  • Chicago Municipal Elections: Mayoral Race & City Offices
  • Register to vote online by February 10, 2019.
  • Election Day is February 26, 2019.
  • Potential Run-Off Election will take place April 2, 2019.
  • Stay tuned for events and resources to learn about the candidates and any ballot measures.
Find Your Elected Officials

Voter Guides: What issues and candidates are on the ballot?

Check out these non-partisan sites to find out more about what you will be voting on. There are also plenty of organizations that put out detailed voter guides aligned with their values. Find one that speaks to you and review their stances.

Know your Voting Rights

Constitution Day

Student Leadership and Civic Engagement is a proud sponsor of UIC’s Constitution Day, hosted by the Department of Political Science in partnership with other UIC civic organizations. Every September, the Constitution Day program includes a lecture from a distinguished civic scholar, a series of engagement opportunities offered by departments around campus, and the chance to network with students and professionals interested in government, law, and society.