Tomorrow’s voter turnout in and around Chicago might not be a record, but officials expect it will be substantial.
Chicago Board of Elections Chairman Langdon Neal said Thursday that voter turnout on Election Day might be heavier than the 74 percent recorded in 2008.
The March 20 Illinois primary election is fast approaching, and so far, the head of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says the campaign isn’t stirring much excitement among voters.
The number of registered voters in Chicago is at the lowest level ever recorded, officials said Monday.
Elections officials fielded thousands of complaints as voters went to the polls in the election for mayor and City Council seats on Tuesday, though only a handful were for serious issues.
While Rahm Emanuel fights an appeals court decision booting him from the Chicago mayor’s race, the ballots will be printed without his name, the head of the city’s election board said Monday.
Chicago Election Board Chairman Langdon Neal says late campaigning seems to have spark interest enough so he think the turnout may be over 50 percent of the eligible voters.