State Lawmakers Debate Expansion Of Mail-In Voting For General ElectionIn August ballot applications would automatically be sent to anyone who voted in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 elections or who applied for an absentee ballot.
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."
Coronavirus In Illinois: Cook County Facing Shortage Of Election Judges For Tuesday's PrimaryTo become an election judge, you must be a registered voter, but the county is waiving the normal training requirements. Election judges also are paid $150 for the day.
Chicago Election: Lori Lightfoot Wins Historic Runoff, Becoming First Black Woman And First Lesbian MayorLori Lightfoot made history in more ways than one Tuesday night, defeating Toni Preckwinkle to not only become the first African-American woman elected mayor of Chicago, but the first homosexual to win the seat as well.
James Cappleman Leads In Tight Race Against Marianne Lalonde For 46th Ward AldermanTwo-term Uptown Ald. James Cappleman leads in a tight race in the runoff election in the 46th Ward on Tuesday against scientific research consultant Marianne Lalonde.
Chicago To Make History In Mayor's Race; 15 City Council Seats Also Contested In Runoff ElectionSo far, almost 123,000 people have cast their ballots for the runoffs, compared to 125,000 who voted early before the first round of the election in February.
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.
Authorities Investigate Vote-Buying Allegations In Crowded 25th Ward Race To Replace Ald. Danny SolisIndependent poll watchers have notified authorities of allegations of vote buying by a candidate who made the runoff election to replace Ald. Danny Solis in the 25th Ward.
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.
Election Day Likely To Be Only Round One In Crowded Mayor's RaceThe polls are open, and Chicago voters are casting their ballots in the most crowded mayor’s race in modern history, a contest that’s all but certain to end with a runoff election in April.
Charged With Attempted Extortion, Ald. Edward Burke Faces Judgment From Voters In 14th WardWith three candidates on the ballot, its possible no one wins the 14th Ward race outright on Tuesday.
Some Michigan Communities Say No To Marijuana BusinessesVoters last week approved the recreational use of marijuana.
Porter County, Indiana Wants FBI To Probe Election WoesPlagued by a long list of Election Day problems, commissioners in Porter, Indiana have asked the FBI to investigate what's been described as "scores of alleged violations in Indiana Election Law" following Tuesday's elections.
Porter County Officials Ask FBI To Investigate Election Day Problems, With Results Still Not InNumerous people who have worked on Porter County elections for the past few decades have said Tuesday’s election was the worst they have ever seen.