CHICAGO (CBS) — 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.
Chicago Board of Election Commissioners chairman Langdon said early voting, which ends Saturday, has been quite high.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot At North And Sheffield Avenues
“We had 110,000 voters take advantage of early voting. That is approximately 20,000 more than we had in February, and we still have two days remaining,” he said. “We see higher numbers where there are hotly contested aldermanic races; for instance, 7th Ward,”
Still, Neal said you can’t tell much by the voting patterns.
“Our two largest early vote wards are the 19th Ward and the 41st Ward, so it’s north and south. So it’s really not geographically-based,” he said.