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Find your sample ballot, polling places for Tuesday's election

Local elections are April 9.

Local elections are April 9.


Mark Black | Staff Photographer

The local election is April 9.

The local election is April 9.


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There's a solution available for voters who see the hundreds of campaign signs planted in yards around the suburbs but might not know who they can vote for in the local election on Tuesday.

County offices have resources online where people can find what precincts they live in and where they can vote. And sample ballots are available showing in which races a voter can make picks.

All you need is your address to get started.

Once you know what races you can vote in, visit for information about who's running, including candidate questionnaires, news articles and our editorial board's endorsements.

On Tuesday, voters will choose mayors, school board members and other local government leaders across the suburbs.

Here's where you can go to find your sample ballot:

Cook County:

Go to and click on "Your Voter Information."

DuPage County:

Go to, and a voter information search is on the front page.

Kane County:

Go to, where a form to find information is on the front page.

Lake County:

Go to and click on "View your sample ballot."

McHenry County:

Go to

for precincts, polling places and ballot information.

Will County:

Go to and click on "precinct lookup."

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