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.
Dorothy Brown Removed From Ballot In Race For MayorCook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has been booted from the ballot for mayor of Chicago, four days after a hearing officer at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners determined she didn’t have enough valid signatures on her nominating petitions.
Candidates For Mayor, Alderman Line Up For Chance At Top Spot On BallotThe races for mayor, city clerk, city treasurer, and 50 City Council seats begin in earnest on Monday, as candidates begin filing petitions to get on the ballot.
Millennials Help Push Midterm Turnout In Chicago To Highest Level In 32 YearsOverall, 56 percent of registered voters in Chicago cast a ballot in the election, either in person on Election Day, during early voting, or by mail.
Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Ensures ADA Accessibility For Polling Sites By 2018The United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday a settlement with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to ensure accessibility of polling sites to persons with disabilities.
Loop Gets New Bigger Polling Place For Early VotingA former Walgreen’s drug store at 15 W. Washington St. is now home to 140 voting machines.
Officials Weigh Idea Of Merging Chicago And Cook County Election OperationsThe Chicago Board of Election Commissioners had an easy hearing before the City Council Budget Committee on Wednesday, mostly avoiding questions about a proposed cost-saving idea.
Early Voting For Runoffs Outpacing February ElectionChicago 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.
Board Of Elections: No Proof Fraud Took Place At 5th Ward Polling Place Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there's not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.
Chicago Voters Still Can Cast Ballots Ahead Of Election DayThe Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says in-person absentee voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Early Voting Ends Saturday; Officials Remind Voters No Do-OversChicago 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.
Early Voting Begins For Chicago Mayoral, Aldermanic ElectionsEarly voting starts Monday at 51 locations in Chicago. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says each site also will offer voter registration. The election is Feb. 24.