The voting has ended.



Welcome to the Participatory Budgeting electronic ballot for the 40th Ward in Chicago (PB40), courtesy of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. By participating in the PB40 election, you can help decide how to spend public funds on community projects in the 40th Ward.

On this website you can familiarize yourself with the project proposals for Ward 40's Participatory Budgeting vote. You will be deciding how you want to allocate $1,000,000 of the ward's aldermanic menu budget for 2020.

First you will be asked to select the percentage of the 40th Ward's 2020 menu money budget that should be devoted exclusively to street resurfacing.  Second, you will be asked to select four (4) projects to decide how the remainder of the 40th Ward's 2020 menu money budget should be spent. You may choose up to five (4) projects only. 

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 773-654-1867 or email

All Day Voting 

February 18th to March 7th


40th Ward Office

5620 N. Western Ave 

Chicago, IL 60659


Monday: 10am - 8pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10am - 5pm


Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED