Absentee Ballots

Absentee-Ballot Handling Got City Election Board Supervisor FiredA supervisor fired by the Chicago election board was “terminated for gross dereliction” of duty in the wake of problems with absentee ballots that were discovered as votes were being tallied in the hotly contested race for Illinois state treasurer, according to newly obtained records.
Election Officials Will Need Days To Finish Counting VotesRegardless of whether Gov. Pat Quinn concedes the race to Bruce Rauner anytime soon, it will be days before an official count confirms who won the race for Illinois governor.
Officials Rethink Vote-Counting After AG DecreeWith less than two weeks until Illinois' high-stakes elections, an attorney general opinion has some officials rethinking vote-counting procedures in ways that they say could cause big delays in announcing results.
Illinois Residents Begin Applying For Absentee Primary BallotsOther states have been going to the polling places and casting votes in this primary election season, and now it’s Illinois residents’ turn to start the process.
Study: Illinois Doing Well At Ensuring Military Ballots Are CountedWhen election officials count the votes in November, they want it to go off without a hitch – and that includes properly counting absentee ballots from America’s fighting forces.
45th Ward Race Too Close To CallSeveral aldermanic contests were quite close, and one, in the 45th Ward, is expected to require a recount.
Early Voting, Absentee Ballots Double '06 Totals In Cook SuburbsFive days before election day, early voting and absentee ballots have already proved a popular choice in suburban Cook County.
Ill. GOP To Challenge Deal On Ballot DelaysSome Illinois residents serving overseas in the military will get extra time to vote in an effort to make up for absentee ballots being mailed late, state and federal officials said Friday.
County Says Military Ballots Sent LateAt least one county in Illinois admits its ballots to military personnel weren't mailed on time.
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