Chicago election officials said they’re hopeful for good turnout for the runoff elections on Tuesday, with the contest for mayor and 18 aldermanic seats up for grabs.
Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there’s not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.
Chicago election officials were urging voters to get it right the first time if they take advantage of early voting in the upcoming city elections, because there are no do-overs.
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.
“Overall, for us in suburban Cook, 169,000-plus have already voted,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said. “That’s a 53 percent increase over 2010.”
“There is an intent to try to disrupt the orderly administration of the election,” Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said.
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.
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.