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.
For the second consecutive day Tuesday, Chicago election board officials said the early voting turnout was a record.
Polls are open for early voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through April 4 in all 50 wards. Early voting also will be available on Sunday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at every location.
Early voting for the April 7 runoff election begins Monday.
The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says in-person absentee voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
At the beginning of 2012, the City Council approved a new ward map. Sadly, the city’s website hasn’t gotten the memo yet.
It’s offensive to me when someone isn’t registered to vote. You’re not only choosing to leave yourself out of the democratic process, but risking the future of 2.7 million Chicagoans. That includes me. So stop it.
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.
A coalition of black churches in Chicago has launched a campaign to engage their congregations, and get people to vote in next month’s mayoral election.
“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.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel cast his ballot in the race for governor on Wednesday, to make a point about early voting, and what’s at stake in next week’s elections.
There are dozens of early voting polling places in the city and suburbs. Election officials are encouraged by what they’ve seen so far. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
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.
When a Republican candidate for state representative went to cast a vote for himself this week, he noticed something very odd.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.
Early voting for the 2014 general election in Illinois begins on Monday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 2.
President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.
Friday and Saturday are the last days for early voting in Illinois, ahead of the primary election on Tuesday.
On this March 3, voting is already underway for the March 18 primary election with a couple of firsts involved.