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Early Voting For Runoffs Outpacing February Election

Chicago election officials said they’re hopeful for good turnout for the runoff elections on Tuesday, with the contest for mayor and 18 aldermanic seats up for grabs.

04/03/2015

Ballots

Board Of Elections: No Proof Fraud Took Place At 5th Ward Polling Place

Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there’s not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.

02/24/2015

Ballots

Chicago Voters Still Can Cast Ballots Ahead Of Election Day

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says in-person absentee voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

02/23/2015

Voters work on their ballots at their polling place in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Early Voting Ends Saturday; Officials Remind Voters No Do-Overs

Chicago election officials were urging voters to get it right the first time if they take advantage of early voting in the upcoming city elections, because there are no do-overs.

02/20/2015

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Early Voting Begins For Chicago Mayoral, Aldermanic Elections

Early voting starts Monday at 51 locations in Chicago. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says each site also will offer voter registration. The election is Feb. 24.

02/09/2015

File Photo Of Absentee Ballots (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Absentee-Ballot Handling Got City Election Board Supervisor Fired

A 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.

01/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. (Credit: CBS)

Pastors Ask Election Board To Keep Wilson On Ballot For Mayor

Supporters of mayoral challenger Willie Wilson have called on the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to uphold his candidacy, and allow him on the February ballot, in the face of an ongoing challenge from the Emanuel campaign.

12/22/2014

Candidates for mayor, alderman, city treasurer, and city clerk line up in the basement of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners on Monday to file nominating petitions. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Election Begins Taking Shape As First Candidates File Petitions

The first day of candidate filings for the city elections in February gave some early indications about the various races, but can’t tell the whole story.

11/18/2014

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Chicago Election Board Manager Fired

A Chicago election official has been fired in the aftermath of a contentious election that has resulted in a criminal probe of disruptive robocalls and complaints about “irregularities” in handling ballots in the state treasurer’s race. A spokesman declined to say why the person was fired, saying it was a personnel issue.

11/14/2014

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Election Officials Will Need Days To Finish Counting Votes

Regardless 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.

11/05/2014

Ballots

Due To Judge Shortage, Glitches, Last Chicago Ballot Cast At 3 A.M.

At Welles Park, there were 50 people still in line at 2 a.m., having waited at least seven hours to cast their ballots. At one point, the gym was transformed into a makeshift holding area to accommodate waiting voters.

11/05/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

‘Malicious’ Robocalls Leave Chicago Short Of Thousands Of Election Judges

Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said at least one precinct in all 50 wards had a problem with election judges not showing up, and the city had to enlist the help of 250 standby judges.

11/04/2014

Americans Go To The Polls To Elect The Next U.S. President

Chicago Area Voter Info: Polling Places, Sample Ballots

Need help locating your polling place or finding a sample ballot? We’ve got links to the information you need.

11/04/2014

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Chicago, Cook County Set Records For Early Voting

“Overall, for us in suburban Cook, 169,000-plus have already voted,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said. “That’s a 53 percent increase over 2010.”

11/03/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

‘Malicious’ Robocalls Targeted 6,000 Chicago Election Judges

“There is an intent to try to disrupt the orderly administration of the election,” Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said.

11/03/2014

Ballots

Officials Rethink Vote-Counting After AG Decree

With 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.

10/24/2014

Illinois Voters Go To The Polls (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Illinois Primary 2014: In Chicago, Voter Turnout Extremely Low

Voter turnout in Chicago was extremely low on Tuesday, with about 4 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot as of noon, according to data from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

03/18/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Chicago Polling Places Could Get Laptops To Replace Voting Record Binders

Election judges would no longer have to find a voter’s name in a massive binder on Election Day.

11/01/2013

Ballots

Sandoval Claims Fraud At Polls In 21st District

Shortly before the polls closed Tuesday, State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) filed a challenge to the results in the 21st District Illinois House race, alleging fraud by election judges.

WBBM Newsradio–03/20/2012

Polling Place

Few Problems, Few Voters Reported At Polls

It appears that if you don’t have a lot of voters, you don’t have a lot of problems.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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