Welcome to the Participatory Budgeting electronic sample ballot for the 49th Ward in Chicago (PB49), courtesy of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. By participating in the PB49 election, you can help decide how to spend public funds on community projects in the 49th Ward.
The following pages will help you familiarize yourself with the project proposals for 2015. You will first select the percentage of the 2015 49th Ward aldermanic menu budget to be devoted exclusively to street and alley resurfacing and sidewalk repairs. Second, you will decide how the remainder of the 49th Ward’s menu money should be allocated. You may choose up to four (4) projects.
Please note that you cannot use this website to actually cast your vote! Instead, you need to come to one of the many voting sites that will be located through the ward. Voting is open to all residents of the Ward ages 16 and up, regardless of citizenship status. Please see times and locations below.