Preparing for the Chicago Election Day 2011

Alright Chicagonistas, it’s time to get ready for election day! Here is a list of things you must know:

Need to know more about the candidates?

And those are on the basics. But what issues are important to you? Will pull you towards a candidate? Here are a few issue organizations that I use to help me decide. And yes, please, please add your favorites in the comments.

It’s been 22 years since Chicago has had a competitive election for mayor. February 22nd is not a primary, it is the election. Although if no candidate wins 50% + 1 of all the votes cast, there will be a run-off election April 5th. This is why your vote is doubly important. If you want to vote for someone who isn’t the front runner, don’t worry, your vote isn’t “wasted.” But you may need to select a new candidate for April, so be informed of all the candidates.

Bottom line — VOTE.


Veronica I. Arreola is a professional feminist, a mom and a writer. She blogs about the intersection of feminism and motherhood at Veronica lives on the north side of Chicago with her husband, their spunky daughter and doxie named Piper. You can connect with Veronica at Facebook or Twitter.

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