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Lawmaker Wants To Allow Voting Booth Selfies

Seizing on the popularity of people showing off their “I Voted” sticker on social media after casting a ballot, a state lawmaker from the West Side has begun a push to allow voters to take “selfies” at polling places.


Text To Find Your Chicago Polling Place

If you live in the city of Chicago, text your simplified Chicago address to (312) 361-8846 to get your polling place texted back to you. The catch is, your address must be simplified and stripped […]


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Chicago Area Voters Can Use Smartphones To Prepare For Election

Both the Cook County Clerk and the Chicago Board of Elections have redesigned their websites so voters can prepare for the election with their smartphones.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Election Judge Told He Won’t Get Paid; Officials Say It Was A Mistake

A Northwest Side man who served as an election judge at the polls last week said he was later notified he wouldn’t be paid for his day of work, but an elections official said it’s all a misunderstanding — and a mistake.


Hal Baskin, candidate for 16th Ward Alderman in Chicago (Credit: HalBaskin.com)

Aldermanic Candidate Arrested At Polling Place

A candidate for alderman was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a South Side polling place and later charged with assault.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

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UPDATED: Problems Arise At Polling Places

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.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

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Man Charged With Slamming Into State Senator’s Brother

A 24-year-old Southwest Side man has been charged with slamming into the brother of an Illinois State Senator, and fleeing the scene, outside a polling place on Election Day.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2010

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Woman Told To Cover Ronald Reagan T-shirt At Polling Place

A T-shirt celebrating the upcoming 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth got Mary Jo Tenuto into a little political hot water.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

2 Election Judges Arrested, 2 Others Tossed From Polling Places

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 […]

CBS 2–11/02/2010

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Brother Of State Senator Hit By Car Outside Polling Place

Elections investigator gets the license number. Two men caught.


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Polling Places Ramp Up For Elections

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.