The voting has ended.



Welcome to the Participatory Budgeting electronic sample ballot for the 45th Ward in Chicago (PB45), courtesy of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. By participating in the PB45 election, you can help decide how to spend public funds on community projects in the 45th Ward.

The following pages will help you familiarize yourself with the project proposals for 2019. You will first select the percentage of the 2019 45th Ward aldermanic menu budget to be devoted exclusively to street resurfacing. Second, you will decide how the remainder of the 45th Ward’s menu money should be allocated. You may choose up to six (6) 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 14 and up, regardless of citizenship status. Please see times and locations below.

Voting Days

Oct 1-20: ONLINE

Oct 1-19: 45th Ward Office during office hours

Oct 14:

GIPNA's Famers Market, 3945 N. Springfield, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jefferson Park Sunday Market, 4822 N. Long, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Oct 16: Copernicus Center, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Oct 20: Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5216 W. Lawrence, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

For more information call 773-286-4545 or email