Inside The Process Of Becoming An Election JudgeTuesday marks eight weeks until the Illinois primary, and Chicago has been scrambling to find workers to man the polls.
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.
Two Election Judges Removed, Several Precincts To Stay Open LateOne judge appeared intoxicated and left on his own. Another judge smelled of alcohol and had to be removed by police.
Cook County Needs Election Judges, Equipment ManagersThe biggest need is for bilingual workers.
Election Judges Needed For NovemberThere are around 6,800 judges throughout the city but to be fully staffed, the Chicago Board of Election needs 10,000 judges.
Illinois Working To Get More Election Judges Amid ShortageEfforts are underway to fill the void of election judges in Illinois.
Chicago Election Judges Behaving Badly: Cursing, Sleeping, Playing The PianoWidescale boozing was out this year. Incidents appeared to be isolated on a day that could see record voter turnout. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Chicago Election Board Manager FiredA Chicago election official has been fired in the aftermath of a contentious election that has resulted in a criminal probe of disruptive robocalls and complaints about “irregularities” in handling ballots in the state treasurer’s race. A spokesman declined to say why the person was fired, saying it was a personnel issue.
Due To Judge Shortage, Glitches, Last Chicago Ballot Cast At 3 A.M.At Welles Park, there were 50 people still in line at 2 a.m., having waited at least seven hours to cast their ballots. At one point, the gym was transformed into a makeshift holding area to accommodate waiting voters.
'Malicious' Robocalls Leave Chicago Short Of Thousands Of Election JudgesChicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said at least one precinct in all 50 wards had a problem with election judges not showing up, and the city had to enlist the help of 250 standby judges.
'Malicious' Robocalls Targeted 6,000 Chicago Election Judges“There is an intent to try to disrupt the orderly administration of the election,” Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said.
Cook County Clerk Hands Out Awards To Best Election JudgesThere were dozens of election judges from suburban Cook honored, nominated by the staff at the County Clerk’s office and each other.
Chicago Polling Places Could Get Laptops To Replace Voting Record BindersElection judges would no longer have to find a voter’s name in a massive binder on Election Day.
2 Election Judges Removed For Being Drunk, Another For Being DisruptiveA few election judges in Chicago had to be removed from their polling places today.
Sandoval Claims Fraud At Polls In 21st DistrictShortly before the polls closed Tuesday, State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) filed a challenge to the results in the 21st District Illinois House race, alleging fraud by election judges.