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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

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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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Voters Beware: Don’t Rely On City Website To Find Your New Ward

At the beginning of 2012, the City Council approved a new ward map. Sadly, the city’s website hasn’t gotten the memo yet.

02/19/2015

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You Can Still Register To Vote In Case You Want To, You Know, Exercise That Right

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.

02/19/2015

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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

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

Black Ministers Want To Get “Souls To The Polls” For Mayoral Election

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.

01/28/2015

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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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel votes early in the 2014 General Election, at 69 W. Washington St. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Mayor Votes Early, Pushes Minimum Wage Hike

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.

10/29/2014

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Window For Early Voting Closes This Weekend

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.

10/27/2014

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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

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Calibration Error Displays GOP Vote To Dems

When a Republican candidate for state representative went to cast a vote for himself this week, he noticed something very odd.

10/23/2014

President Barack Obama greets voters before casting  his ballot while participating in early voting on Monday in Chicago. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Voter Teases Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

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.

10/20/2014

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Chicago Area Early Voting Locations

Early voting for the 2014 general election in Illinois begins on Monday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 2.

10/20/2014

President Barack Obama hugs Gov. Pat Quinn during a rally at Chicago State University on Sunday . Obama attended the event to encourage Democrats in Illinois to vote early and cast ballots for Quinn against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fires Up Democrats, Urges Early Voting For Quinn

President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.

10/20/2014

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Only Two Days Of Early Voting Left For Illinois Primary

Friday and Saturday are the last days for early voting in Illinois, ahead of the primary election on Tuesday.

03/14/2014

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

Early Voting Extended For March 18 Primary

On this March 3, voting is already underway for the March 18 primary election with a couple of firsts involved.

03/03/2014

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins For 2nd District, Suburban Races

Early voting has begun for the February 26 special election to fill the seat of resigned Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, but WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports it’s not the only seat up for grabs in the Chicago area.

02/11/2013

Early voting in Ohio (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: On Election Eve Major Concerns About Disenfranchisement

From Florida and Ohio early vote disasters with long lines to power outages in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York there are doubts that some people will have the opportunity to participate in this election.

11/05/2012

Voters line up outside 69 W. Washington St. on Nov. 3, 2012, to take advantage of the last day of "grace period" voter registration and early voting. For part of the day, the line stretched for more than two blocks. (Credit: CBS)

Huge Crowd Of Voters Lines Up For Last Day Of Early Voting

As the last day of early voting winds down, a line to get into the main early voting center in downtown Chicago has been growing all day long, to the point it stretches for more than two blocks.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2012

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Opinion: Obamacare Should Win It For Mitt Romney

If you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.

11/02/2012

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