(CBS) — 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.
“Surprisingly, every election we have a few voters who think that they can change their mind on Election Day, after they’ve early voted,” Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said.
Neal said it’s just a handful of voters who show up at the polls on Election Day each year, after voting early beforehand.
“We have to remind some voters every election. ‘I’m sorry, you’ve already voted,’” he said.
Neal said any attempt to vote a second time will be caught. Voting more than once in Illinois is a felony.
“The good thing is, with the electronic poll books, we can identify that immediately,” he said.