Why Is Voter Turnout High In the 19th Ward?
In less than one week, voters will head back to the polls for the second round of Chicago’s historic municipal election. Citywide turnout was considerably low in the first round, but that wasn’t the case in the 19th Ward on Chicago’s far Southwest Side, where voter turnout has traditionally been high.
Ald. Matt O’Shea won a third term by a landslide, collecting more than 17,000 votes — aldermanic candidates on average won about 3,400 votes. Morning Shift breaks down voter turnout in the 19th Ward and how that might play a role in the upcoming municipal election.
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