Welcome to the Participatory Budgeting electronic ballot for the 33rd Ward in Chicago (PB33), courtesy of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. By participating in the PB33 election, you can help decide how to spend public funds on community projects in the 33rd Ward.
On this website you can familiarize yourself with the project proposals for Ward 33rd's Participatory Budgeting vote. You will be deciding how you want to allocate $1 million of the ward's aldermanic menu budget for 2020.
You will first select the percentage of the 2020 33rd Ward aldermanic menu budget to be devoted exclusively to street resurfacing. Second, you will be asked to select four (4) projects to decide how the 2020 33rd Ward aldermanic menu budget should be spent. You may choose up to four (4) projects.
After completing the ballot, we ask you to take just a few minutes more to participate in a short on-line exercise that is a research ballot, comparing projects and their costs or ranking projects. This is part of the academic research that Stanford is doing, and is completely voluntary. After that is a survey to help us learn a little about you, the voters in our PB election. UIC’s Great Cities Institute is collecting this data to help us do a better job in engaging and informing the community in the future. This survey is also completely voluntary.
Voting is open to all residents of the Ward ages 14 and up, regardless of citizenship status.
Thank you for voting!! Please tell your friends and family to vote as well! Please see additional times and locations for voting below.
If you don't have an access code for voting or for more information, call 773-840-7880 or visit www.pbchicago.org