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Citizens of Chicago head to the polls again next week to make their choices for Mayor, Alderpeople, and other key city officials.
At a time when elections can feel like an endless choice between "Same Sh*t, Different Year" and "The For Real Apocalypse," it’s important to remember that local elections matter a lot. Many of the results of decisions made by winners of these contests will show up on our doorsteps faster and more directly in our day to day lives than national ballots.
It can be hard to tell the difference between who’s running (when was the last time a candidate proclaimed they WEREN’T going to fix crime and lower taxes?), and there’s a good chance that the mayoral race and several aldermanic contests will be settled in April, a result of no candidate getting the majority of votes. But that’s why is important for voters to stay involved in the process and participate in making their voices heard.
Here are two resources to help you make informed decisions:
Block Club Chicago Election Guide
Chicago Sun-Times Voter Guide
Both sites provide information about the candidates and places you can go to register. Support your neighbors and your city…VOTE!
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