Feb 20

Illinois Primary Day March 17

If you are attending the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in Boston this year, you will be out of town for the IL primary that Tuesday. If you are registered in Evanston, you can vote early at the Civic Center starting on March 2.

If you are unfamiliar with voting in Evanston/Chicago, the election process is handled through Cook County and here is where you can get information about what will be on your ballot before heading to the polls.

One of the interesting things about local elections is that there may be a handful of offices and candidates you don’t know much about. For example, judges are elected and unless you happen to know somebody, it can be unclear how to use your vote well. There are both nonpartisan and partisan organizations that will provide information, endorsements and recommendations so that you can inform yourself easily and rapidly before voting (not linked here).

Voting is a straightforward and quick process here, especially early voting. Highly recommended.

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