Over 120 candidates or their aides waited in line with boxes and bales of paper and signatures to get themselves on the City of Chicago ballot next February, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
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.
Coming Tuesday at all 2,000 plus Chicago polling places will be a notebook computer that’s replacing the election judges’ phone book size listing of ballot applications, reports WBBM John Cody.
The Chicago elections board says in the city, early voting will take place at 51 sites.
For the first time in Illinois history, 17-year-olds are allowed to register to vote – and hundreds in Chicago have registered so far.
The weather’s cold, but the political season is starting to heat up. Monday is the first day candidates can file nomination petitions for the upcoming elections.
Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Vootz says every off election year she gets hundreds of calls about why the polls are closed.
The legislation, approved by the governor on Monday, would strip the elected county clerk of oversight of Lake County elections, and hand those duties over to a five-member commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.
The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would strip the Lake County Clerk’s office of the power to supervise local elections, and hand it over to a new commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.
Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he’ll decide in the next two months if he will run for Illinois governor.
It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.
Local School Council elections begin Wednesday, and many schools are suffering from a lack of interested candidates.
It’s an election year, but don’t look for the Chicago Sun-Times to tell you which candidates it favors.
The dust is settling from the elections Tuesday in Northwest Indiana, and while incumbents prevailed overall, there will also be some new faces.
Election officials were expecting very low turnout for Tuesday’s municipal elections. After the polls had closed at 7 p.m., only a handful of problems had been reported at polling places in Chicago and the suburbs.
When suburban voters head to the polls tomorrow many will have a decision to make between the old and the new.
Excitement over Chicago elections next week has a number of suburban voters wondering when it’s their turn to go to the polls. It won’t be for a while for most suburbs.
Senator-elect Mark Kirk thanked voters as they exited their trains at the Ogilvie Transportation Center.
Orr calls them a turnoff for voters, sees limited turnout.