Turnout at Chicago area polling places has been slow for Tuesday’s primary election, though there have been a handful of typical problems at the polls that might keep some sites open late.
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.
Election judges would no longer have to find a voter’s name in a massive binder on Election Day.
A state lawmaker wants Illinois to stop using schools as polling places on Election Day, but the idea doesn’t sit well with local election authorities.
A few election judges in Chicago had to be removed from their polling places today.
Polls are open across the Chicago area from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the March 20 primary.
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.
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.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will have 150 investigators watching the polls tomorrow.
If you see anything suspicious you can call Madigan’s office at 1 866 536 3496.
Prosecutors fan out to try to prevent vote fraud.
The midterm elections are three weeks away, but you can vote now.