Officials Weigh Idea Of Merging Chicago And Cook County Election OperationsThe Chicago Board of Election Commissioners had an easy hearing before the City Council Budget Committee on Wednesday, mostly avoiding questions about a proposed cost-saving idea.
Early Voting For Runoffs Outpacing February ElectionChicago 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.
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.
Chicago Voters Still Can Cast Ballots Ahead Of Election DayThe Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says in-person absentee voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Early Voting Ends Saturday; Officials Remind Voters No Do-OversChicago 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.
Early Voting Begins For Chicago Mayoral, Aldermanic ElectionsEarly 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.
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.
Pastors Ask Election Board To Keep Wilson On Ballot For MayorSupporters 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.
Chicago Election Begins Taking Shape As First Candidates File PetitionsThe 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.
Chicago Election Board Manager FiredA 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.
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.
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.