The opening of some Chicago polling places could be delayed after a state appellate court ordered that aldermanic candidate Sean A. Walker’s name be restored to the 28th Ward ballot.
To comply with the order, the city must reprogram all early voting touchscreen machines to include Walker’s name. According to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, the work began after the polls closed on Sunday afternoon and will continue through Monday morning.
“All ward early voting sites will be open as soon as possible,” the board warned of possible delays.
Voters can check the status of early voting locations https://www.chicagoelections.gov/en/early-voting.html or by calling the Early Voting Election Central at (312) 263-1394.
All previous votes cast by 28th Ward voters – both by mail and early voting – will be processed, counted and separated until further notice. Voters in Chicago’s 28th Ward who have already voted will not be required to vote again.
All new mail-in ballots requested by 28th Ward voters will be mailed with Walker’s name listed in the aldermanic race. The board said no new ballots would be mailed until Walker’s name was reinstated.