Chicago residents who have not yet registered to vote have just a few hours left to do so if they want to help pick a new mayor.The traditional deadline for voter registration passed weeks ago, but what's called “grace period registration” continues through Tuesday.Chicagoans need to bri
Early voting in Chicago is expected to restart Friday morning at locations across the city. All but one of the polling sites have been shut down since the blizzard arrived. The 50 early voting sites in Chicago's neighborhoods - one in each ward - have been closed since Tuesday.
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.
Long lines will form Monday morning at the Chicago Board of Elections. That's because candidates for mayor, city clerk, treasurer and aldermen can start turning in their nominating petitions Monday. Mayor Daley-wannabees must submit 12,500 signatures to get on the ballot.