New ward boundaries used for March 2014 primary

In this month's primary elections, Chicagoans will vote in the new ward boundaries enacted in January of 2012—though it might surprise some.

When the Chicago city council passed the new ward map in 2012, officials said that the new ward boundaries wouldn't take effect until the aldermanic elections of 2015. That quickly changed.

The Chicago Board of Elections had already decided that Chicago residents would vote in their new wards for the November 2012 general elections. Then, in January of 2013, the chair of the city council's zoning committee announced that the committee would start adhering to the new boundaries.

Meanwhile, the city's 311 center still adheres to the old ward boundaries—which makes tracking service requests a nightmare, according to some aldermen.

To find your current voting ward and precinct, visit the Web site of the Chicago Board of Elections.