Voting ballots in Chicago will be printed in one more language starting with March’s primary election. Under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, certain minority groups must have access to ballots and voter assistance in their language.
Bad weather on an election day can also have a bad effect on politics by keeping voters away from the polls. In theory, early voting, which in the race for Chicago mayor got underway earlier this week, can encourage turnout.
Find links to voting information at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners:Register to vote or change your address or name by January 25, 2011.Find your polling place or check your registration.How to vote absentee.Where and when to vote early.
Rahm Emanuel will be allowed to have his name on the February ballot to run for Chicago mayor.Thursday morning, the Chicago Board of Election unanimously gave its approval to allow Emanuel on the ballot.Several objectors say Emanuel's political clout played a role in the decision, but Burt Odelson,
The biggest fight yet in the 2011 Chicago Mayoral Ballot Battle begins today. That's when the Chicago Board of Elections will hold a hearing regarding the residency status of candidate Rahm Emanuel. At issue is whether Emanuel should be allowed a spot on the ballot in the 2011 mayoral ra