Chicago Board Of Election Commissioners

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

Ballots

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

Ballots

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

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

Chicago Election Officials Hope Voters Turn Out Tuesday

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.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

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

Early Voting Rising Among GOP Voters, But Low Turnout Still Likely

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.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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

Should Registering To Vote Be Made Easier?

With voter registrations still on the low side, local elections officials are debating whether it should be easier for people to register.

WBBM Newsradio–03/02/2012

Where’s Your Polling Place?

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.

02/21/2011

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Absentee Voting Available Despite Holiday

Even though it’s Presidents Day and most government offices are closed, voters can still cast an early ballot in Chicago’s mayoral primary.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2011

Candidate Petitions

Officials Start Reviewing Ballot Petition Challenges

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.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2010

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It’s A Working Weekend At Election Board

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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/24/2010