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Ways to Vote
On Tuesday, February 28 more than 1,200 polling places will open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. across the city for voters to cast ballots in their own neighborhood. In addition, even on Election Day any voter can go to any Early Voting Site anywhere in the city to cast their ballot. Click the button below to get your personal voting information.
Early voting begins Monday, February 13 in all 50 wards and runs through election day Feb. 28. Find your nearest site on this Google map of the 51 early voting sites that we made. You can vote at any early voting site, not just the one in your ward. You can get more information about early voting on the Chicago Board of Elections site.
Police District Candidates
This year marks the first chance to elect Police District representatives. We are proud to direct members and the public to the Empowered Communities Voting Guide in order to make informed decisions about which candidates will provide informed and thorough civilian police oversight.
In the race for mayor,
CTU proudly supports our brother
Endorsed for City Council
Ald. Daniel La Spata
1st Ward Incumbent, UWF EndorsedAld. Daniel La Spata is a progressive, independent voice fighting for our communities. As Alderperson, Daniel prioritizes making our neighborhoods more affordable, and centering community input in development and budget decisions. La Spata serves on the Committee on Environmental Protection and Energy and its decarbonization working group. In the Committee on Housing and Real Estate, he’s supported expanding the City’s affordable and fair housing initiatives. Ald. La Spata is endorsed by United Working Families.
Matthew “Khari” Humphries
4th Ward UWF EndorsedKhari has called the 4th ward home for nearly three decades. He currently resides there with his wife, a CPS teacher, and their two sons who attend Chicago Public Schools. Khari has worked for more than two decades in youth and community development and serves on a number of boards, including the Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization—a group CTU has worked with on the elected school board and sustainable community schools. Khari is endorsed by United Working Families.
5th Ward UWF EndorsedDesmon Yancy, has spent 15 years as a community organizer and advocate for working families. Yancy is a long-time resident of South Shore and father of an 8-year-old son. Currently, Yancy is senior director of organizing and advocacy for Inner-City Muslim Action Network, where he oversees and facilitates IMAN’s policy and advocacy agenda to address structural and systemic injustices, in an effort to increase the quality of life for marginalized people. He is endorsed by United Working Families.
6th Ward UWF EndorsedReverend Hall has been a CTU ally for many years through his work with PEACE (a labor- supporting clergy organization). He was instrumental in working with clergy during the 2019 CTU strike, and he also spoke at the new leadership convocation earlier this year. Reverend Hall worked with the 6th ward constituents to advance the Treatment not Trauma effort in his ward, which passed with over 95% of the vote. He is endorsed by United Working Families.
10th Ward UWF EndorsedOscar Sanchez is a co-founder of the Southeast Youth Alliance and Southeast Response Collective and currently works as the Southeast Environmental Task Force’s Community Planning Manager. Oscar worked collaboratively with CTU members as one of the leaders in the Stop General Iron Campaign and participated in a 30-day hunger strike, leading to the denial of the permit. Oscar is backed by active 10th ward CTU members and is endorsed by United Working Families.
Victoria “Vicko” Alvarez
15th Ward UWF EndorsedVicko is a community organizer, teaching artist, and experienced public servant that has dedicated her life to empowering working families. She believes all students deserve equitable and fully funded schools. She agrees that students should come into schools which are fully funded, with sports, music, art, and a nurse and social worker in every school everyday. Adult residents should also have access to education and recreation opportunities.
Ald. Matt O’Shea
19th Ward IncumbentMatt O’Shea is the current alderperson in the 19th Ward and has been a long-time CTU ally. Ald. O’Shea has brought major investments in public schools throughout Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood — ncluding a new early childhood facility and expansions at Clissold and the Barbara Vick campus. Ald. O’Shea’s partnerships in the 19th ward have also been helpful in passing key legislation in Springfield.
Ald. Jeanette B. Taylor
20th Ward Incumbent, UWF EndorsedJeanette Taylor has served as alderwoman of the 20th ward for the past four years, using her seat to fight for the respect and dignity her community deserves. Taylor is a mother of five and grandma of two, and has been a community organizer for more than 20 years. In 2015, Taylor was one of eleven community members who went on a 34-day hunger strike to save Dyett High School. Jeanette is endorsed by United Working Families.
21st WardIn over 15 years of professional experiences ranging from community outreach to intergovernmental affairs, Ronnie Mosley has created wins locally and nationally for issues like Gun Violence Prevention, Cannabis, Education Reform, Youth Health, Voting Rights and Entrepreneurship. Ronnie serves on the Simeon HS and Wendell Green LSCs and on the boards of Mikva Challenge and March For Our Lives.
Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez
25th Ward IncumbentAlderman Sigcho Lopez has been a CTU ally on a wide range of issues, from the need for revenue to improving public health and to supporting the CTU during the 2019 strike and 2021 and 2022 remote work actions. Byron has expanded investment in violence prevention efforts and job creation and fought for affordable and sustainable housing, for environmental justice and for gender equity, fighting for reproductive justice and LGBTQIA+ services.
Ald. Rossana Rodgríguez
33rd Ward Incumbent, UWF EndorsedAlderwoman Rossana Rodriguez has delivered improvements to her ward’s neighborhood schools, brought affordable housing to the ward, and championed Treatment Not Trauma for public health and safety. In her first four years, Rossana has increased ward democracy over important decisions and has helped transform City Hall so it will no longer be a rubber stamp. She worked to codify Chicago as a sanctuary city and led legislation for abortion and transgender rights. Rossana is endorsed by United Working Families.
Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa
35th Ward Incumbent, UWF EndorsedCarlos Ramirez-Rosa is a lifelong Chicagoan who has worked to put our neighborhoods and working families first as a community organizer, congressional caseworker, and now as Chicago's 35th Ward alderman. During his time as alderman, Carlos has led successful legislative efforts to win property tax relief for working-class homeowners, paid sick leave for Chicago workers, equality for transgender Chicagoans in public facilities, and accountability and transparency on municipal financial transactions. Carlos is endorsed by United Working Families.
Lori Torres Whitt
36th Ward CTU Member, UWF EndorsedLori Torres has been a CTU leader both on our Executive Board and as delegate for Monroe Elementary. Torres was born and raised in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood in a family of six kids. After being activated by our 2012 strike, Torres knocked on doors to promote a school closure moratorium. As alderwoman, Torres’ priorities will be equitably funded schools, ethics reform, fair property taxes, safety and a family-first budget. Lori is endorsed by United Working Families.
39th Ward UWF EndorsedDenali Dasgupta is a CPS parent and a researcher who has spent nearly 20 years working in research and advocacy to improve public and human services. She will fight for high quality, equitable, and efficient services for all parts of the ward and progressive policies in the City Council that will protect the safety, economic stability, health, and well-being of all. She is active in Mayfair Mutual Aid and 39th Ward Neighbors United.
46th Ward UWF EndorsedAngela Clay is a longtime housing advocate in Uptown (the heart of the 46th ward). A proud graduate of UPLIFT Community HS, Angela is a current LSC member at Brennemann Elementary School. She is the youngest ever board president of a 51-year-old affordable housing non-profit in the ward (Voice of the People) and has the backing of CTU allies Northside Action for Justice and ONE Northside. Angela is endorsed by United Working Families.
48th WardNick Ward is a community organizer, artist, renter, and restaurant worker. Nick serves as a Community Representative on the Goudy LSC, where he fought for Covid-19 safety protocols and formed a Housing and Enrollment Subcommittee that examined the devastating effects of the lack of affordable housing on school enrollment. As an organizer with the 48th Ward Neighbors for Justice, he campaigned for the Civilian Police Accountability Council and affordable housing.
50th Ward CTU Member, UWF EndorsedMueze Bawany is a teacher at North Grand HS and leads the CTU on our Executive Board and as the chair of the CTU Housing Committee — an issue near and dear to him because, as a kid, his family was evicted three times. The son of a cab driver who bravely moved their family here from Pakistan when Mueze was three, he supports his immigrant students intensely. Mueze is endorsed by United Working Families.
Administrative Transfer Window
Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Fall 2023 without principal permission from Friday, March 24, 2023 to Monday, May 8, 2023.