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Breaking Down Chicago Voting Patterns

Chicago had its highest midterm voter turnout since 1986 Tuesday — 56 percent of registered voters showed up at the polls.

But a WBEZ analysis of data by precinct shows that residents in many minority neighborhoods cast ballots in far fewer numbers than Chicagoans in wealthier, whiter neighborhoods.

In fact, much of the South and West sides voted at lower levels than during the 2014 midterms.

Morning Shift digs into that trend and others that emerged about voting patterns in Chicago with an eye on what it means for Feb. 26 when residents will head to the polls yet again to vote for mayor and aldermen.

GUESTS: Elliott Ramos, WBEZ data reporter and digital editor

Constance Mixon, associate professor of political science; Director of the Urban Studies Program at Elmhurst College

LEARN MORE: Chicago Elections Mapped: Voter Turnout High, But Low In Minority Neighborhoods (WBEZ 11/7/18)

Some Rahm Emanuel allies gravitate toward Susana Mendoza as she preps likely run for Chicago mayor (Chicago Tribune 11/8/18)

Chicago Millennials Outpace Baby Boomers At The Ballot Box, Lead Turnout Surge (Chicago Sun-Times 11/7/18)

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