Chicago Board Of Election Commissioners
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.
Election judges would no longer have to find a voter’s name in a massive binder on Election Day.
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.
It appears that if you don’t have a lot of voters, you don’t have a lot of problems.
Chicago election officials say they have 500 different ballots ready to go, and they are hoping that the ballots get used in the primary Tuesday.
With Illinois a player in the Republican primary election for the first time in decades, the number of voters asking for a GOP ballot is up, but election officials still expect low turnout overall.
With voter registrations still on the low side, local elections officials are debating whether it should be easier for people to register.
The city of Chicago’s Board of Election Commissioners offers a search engine to determine where you vote. It’s as simple as typing in your home address. Click here to check it out.
Even though it’s Presidents Day and most government offices are closed, voters can still cast an early ballot in Chicago’s mayoral primary.
A hearing is underway at the Chicago Board of Elections, on more than two dozen challenges to Rahm Emanuel’s spot on the Chicago mayoral ballot, among other filings.
If candidates in Chicago’s municipal elections want to knock the competition off the ballot, 69 West Washington is the place to be for the next several days.