President Barack Obama cast an early ballot for the Nov. 6 election during a brief visit to his hometown of Chicago on Thursday.
Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
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.
Early voting began Monday in Illinois for the March 20 primary, but the Chicago Board of Elections is moving to make early voting not quite so early.
If you’re a city resident, and your alderman didn’t win a seat outright in the election last month, this is the last day to vote early for the runoff.
Election officials in Chicago and the suburbs say they are seeing encouraging numbers in the people participating in early voting now underway.
Early voting begins today for the aldermanic runoff elections in 14 of the city’s 50 wards.
Early voting begins this coming Monday for aldermanic run-off elections in 14 Chicago wards.
The last day has arrived for early voting in the mayoral race, and Election Day is right around the corner.
Despite Chicago’s third worst-ever blizzard that dropped 20-plus inches of snow, the city still is doing better in early voting this year than the previous mayoral election four years ago.
Chicago’s early voting locations reopened on Friday, after virtually all of them were closed for two days due to the blizzard.
Some Chicago voters are taking advantage of their first chance to help pick the first new mayor of Chicago since 1989.
Early Voting for Chicago’s 2011 Municipal General Election will be available at 51 Chicago sites beginning Monday through Feb. 17, 2011. Click here for details.
Early voting begins tomorrow in Chicago’s municipal election.
Five days before election day, early voting and absentee ballots have already proved a popular choice in suburban Cook County.
Thursday is last day to vote early before Tuesday’s election.
The midterm elections are three weeks away, but you can vote now.
Rahm Emanuel cast his ballot for the November general election on Monday at the Chicago Board of Elections. He is encouraging Chicagoans to vote early.
Early voting for the Nov. 2 election will begin in full on Tuesday, with 10 sites opening on Monday