Added Apr 29 2014
My office and the Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee has teamed up with Stanford University to devise a new strategy to make voting in the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election more easy and accessible: DIGITAL VOTING.
We hope eventually this will lead to the ability of 49th Ward residents to vote online.
We have established a "PB49" voting website. On this website, you can familiarize yourself with the project proposals for this year's Ward 49 Participatory Budgeting votes.
Also, you can test out a new way of casting your vote online. But this new way is only a test, and you cannot cast your actual vote online.
When you cast your actual ballot, you will be deciding how you want to allocate $1 million of the ward's capital improvement budget for 2014. In order to vote, you need to come to one of the many voting sites that will be located throughout the ward. The all-community vote will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, and early voting is taking place now through Friday, May 2nd. For all times and locations, visit:
If you vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office or on Election Day itself, you'll have the option of casting your ballot using our new digital voting method.
We are very interested in your feedback. Please share your experience with the new digital voting method by replying to this post or emailing my office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll see you at the polls!