Cook County: Vote Green on March 20th - Here's How!

Green Party ballots are available at all suburban Cook County polling locations! Here's how you can cast your vote for Green Party candidates—including the write-in vote for Geoffrey Cubbage in the "Vacancy of Bradford" election. In that election, we need at least 1,720 Green Party votes to qualify for the November ballot, so your write-in vote is critically important!

Voter Registration & Voting Information

  • You must be a registered Illinois voter in suburban Cook County (outside the City of Chicago) to vote on a Green Party primary ballot. If you are not sure about your registration status, use the Cook County Clerk voter information tool to check your registration status and find your Election Day polling place.

  • If you are not currently registered, you can register at any of the early voting sites. First-time registrations or change-of-address registrations will require two forms of ID, one of which must include the voter's current address. Voters may also register at their home polling place on Election Day, March 20th, but two forms of valid ID are required, including one showing the voter's current address.

  • Election Day is March 20th, but you can cast your ballot during early voting, starting March 5th, at any of the Cook County early voting locationsAsk for a Green Party ballot, or select the Green Party ballot option on the touchscreen machines. Votes cast for Green Party candidates on any other party's ballot, including write-in votes, will not be counted.

How to Cast Your Write-in Vote

On Cook County ballots, there will be a special, write-in-only election for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District called the "Vacancy of Bradford."

This vacancy was not announced until January, after the normal filing period, meaning that all "Vacancy of Bradford" candidates from all political parties are running as write-ins. (For more information on the "Vacancy of Bradford" election and our Green Party candidate, see our Write-In FAQ page.)

To cast your vote for the Green Party's registered write in candidate, Geoffrey Cubbage, select the "Write In" option on the "Vacancy of Bradford" ballot line, and write the name "Geoffrey Cubbage" where prompted.

You must ask for a Green Party ballot to vote for Geoffrey Cubbage. Write-in votes on other parties' ballot will not be counted. Double-check to make sure you were given the Green Party ballot!


To vote for Geoffrey Cubbage on a paper ballot, write the name "Geoffrey Cubbage" in the blank space next to the words "write-in/voto por escrito," and then fill in the arrow on the same line so that it is a complete, connected arrow. Continue with the paper ballot, and turn it in when finished.

To vote for Geoffrey Cubbage on the touchscreen machines, touch the "Write-in" box on the screen. A keyboard will appear. Using the keyboard, type "Geoffrey Cubbage." Use the space key to separate the first and last names. When finished, press the "OK" button and continue with the touchscreen ballot. 

Looking for more info? See our FAQ page, or Donate or Volunteer to help us reach the required number of write-in votes!