Inside Chicago’s Election Central

Scores of phones wait for election day workers to answer questions for the March primary
Scores of phones wait for election day workers to answer questions for the March primary. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ
Scores of phones wait for election day workers to answer questions for the March primary
Scores of phones wait for election day workers to answer questions for the March primary. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ

Inside Chicago’s Election Central

In Chicago on Tuesday, on the eighth floor of a downtown office building, there’s a room crammed with people making sure Election Day goes smoothly in all the city’s 2,069 precincts. They’ll log thousands of complaints today—missing ballots, questionable voting machines, and that great Chicago classic: electioneering too close to the polls.

WBEZ’s Linda Lutton paid Election Central a visit. Listen in.

Linda Lutton covers education for WBEZ. Follow her @wbezeducation.