The 2012 Windy City Times General Election Guide features printable charts that can be taken into the voting booth. Download the four pages of the printable election guide chart at the following links:
Many of the races have already been decided locallyalthough there are a few tight ones still up for grabs (such as the Congressional races between Tammy Duckworth and Joe Walsh; Bill Foster and Judy Biggert; and Robert Dold and Brad Schneider).
This Windy City Times Election issues features a Guide to the Gays, which lists LGBT candidates. Follow the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Elections-Guide-to-the-gays/40083.html . There are several still in the running for everything from judicial posts to Metropolitan Water Reclamation commissioner.
As always, there are political charts that show recommendations and endorsements from various organizations and associations as well as candidates' scores on our questionnaire. (Windy City Times does not endorse any candidates.)
Early voting through Nov. 3
For the Nov. 6 presidential general election, early voting will take place through Saturday, Nov. 3.
Voting locations and hours are listed at www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/earlyvoting/Pages/EarlyVotingLocations.aspx. In Chicago, visit www.chicagoelections.com/page.php for sites and times.
People who vote early must vote in person.