Early Voting Kicks Off In Chicago In All 50 WardsIn light of the pandemic, there's been a major push urging Americans to vote by mail or vote early for the Nov. 3 elections.
Mail-In Ballots For The Chicago Area Are Being Checked, Even The Ones Voters Say Are Being Rejected"When we receive those ballots back, we have a team of three judges who must review the envelope. And make sure the signature matches what we have on our voter rolls for that particular voter, and it has to be a unanimous decision by all the judges."
Long Line Of Voters Gathers At Loop Super Site As Early Voting Begins In Chicago; 'We All Have To Do Our Part'Many voters lined up as early as 6 a.m., more than two hours before the Loop Super Site opened at 8:30 a.m. It wasn’t long before the line to vote stretched for blocks.
What You Need To Know: Early Voting In ChicagoPeople who choose to vote early in Chicago can use any early voting site in the city. Voters using mail-in ballots can deliver them to drop boxes at all early voting sites.
What You Need To Know About Voting By Mail In IllinoisWith concerns about voting at crowded polling places on Election Day in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1.82 million voters in Illinois already have requested to vote by mail in the 2020 presidential election.
Election 2020: What You Need To Know About Mail-In Voting In ChicagoAs a debate rages nationwide over the effectiveness of voting by mail, the Morning Insiders went to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to find out the best way to ensure your ballot is counted on time.
Chicago Board Of Election Commissioners' Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19; Offices ClosedOfficials said limited phone, email, and online voter assistance would be available, with staff working remotely.
Already Hard To Come By, Chicago Election Judges Rarely Dismissed, Records ShowFor six elections held between 2016 and spring 2019, approximately 72,000 people were hired to staff polling places in Chicago. Only 41 were fired.
Coronavirus Concerns And Election Equipment Problems Combine For 'Pretty Frustrating' Day At Some Chicago Polling PlacesJamar Foreman will always remember his first time as an election judge. Essential equipment was not at the polling place in Andersonville where he was staffing the election on Tuesday.
Gov. JB Pritzker And Chicago Election Board Trade Barbs Over Handling Of Tuesday's Primary ElectionsGov. JB Pritzker said he would not use the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to "supersede my constitutional authority."
Gov. JB Pritzker Has No Plans To Pause Automatic Voter Registrations After 'Glitch' Led To Hundreds Of Non-Citizens Being Registered“The glitch that was found by the Secretary of State’s office, and that was investigated, has been overcome, it appears,” Pritzker said at a Chicago news conference to discuss election security.
Chicago Board Of Election Commissioners To Buy New Touchscreen Voting Machines For $19 MillionBoard spokesman Jim Allen said the city and county haven't purchased new voting machines since getting rid of the old punchcard equipment in 2005.
No Election Judges Show Up At Polling Place On Northwest SideA 39th Ward polling place at 6100 N. Central Ave. turned away several voters Tuesday morning because none of the assigned election judges showed up before polls opened at 6 a.m.
Chicago On Pace For Record Low Turnout In Mayoral ElectionA wide-open election and 14 candidates on the ballot for mayor haven’t been enough to get most voters out to the polls in Chicago this Election Day, and officials expect turnout could set a record low on Tuesday.
Early Voting In Chicago Municipal Election Starts TuesdayThe Chicago Board of Election Commissioners confirms that early voting starts Tuesday for the Feb. 26 municipal election, which includes the mayor's race.