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.
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.