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Election Day Is One Week Away: What Voters Need To Know

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In this March 2018 photo, Chicago resident Sonja Russell walks up to a voting machine to cast her ballot in Illinois primary elections in downtown Chicago.

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Chicago’s municipal election is one week away, and polls show the majority of voters are still undecided about who to support for mayor. In a crowded pool of candidates, voters can pick from connected establishment folks to progressive newcomers.

But there are plenty of other races voters should be paying attention to. All 50 aldermanic seats will be on the ballot, as well as the races for city treasurer and clerk.

In an election season filled with scandal, high stakes and hundreds of candidates, WBEZ created a cheat sheet for voters getting ready to head to the polls.

Morning Shift checks in with WBEZ politics reporter Becky Vevea for more on what voters need to know about the races that affect them, and break down some of the races that are heating up.

GUEST: Becky Vevea, WBEZ city politics reporter and host of On Background

LEARN MORE: On Background: WBEZ’s Politics Podcast

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