Chicago Election Board Manager FiredA 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.
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.
'Malicious' Robocalls Leave Chicago Short Of Thousands Of Election JudgesChicago 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.
'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.
Cook County Clerk Hands Out Awards To Best Election JudgesThere were dozens of election judges from suburban Cook honored, nominated by the staff at the County Clerk’s office and each other.
Chicago Polling Places Could Get Laptops To Replace Voting Record BindersElection judges would no longer have to find a voter’s name in a massive binder on Election Day.
2 Election Judges Removed For Being Drunk, Another For Being DisruptiveA few election judges in Chicago had to be removed from their polling places today.
Sandoval Claims Fraud At Polls In 21st DistrictShortly 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.
Election Judges Engaged After Meeting At Polling PlaceA 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.
2 Election Judges Arrested, 2 Others Tossed From Polling Places
Polling Places Ramp Up For ElectionsIt'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.