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.
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.
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.
“There is an intent to try to disrupt the orderly administration of the election,” Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said.
There were dozens of election judges from suburban Cook honored, nominated by the staff at the County Clerk’s office and each other.
Election judges would no longer have to find a voter’s name in a massive binder on Election Day.
A few election judges in Chicago had to be removed from their polling places today.
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.
A polling place might be an unlikely place to find love but, a north suburban couple is engaged after meeting on Election Day in November of 2008.
CHICAGO (CBS) – Two election judges in Chicago have been arrested for battery and two other election judges were tossed out of their polling places on Tuesday for misbehavior. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports that […]
It’s the 11th-hour push for your vote by candidates all over the state, and the process to register your choice is also kicking into overdrive.