Where do I vote? Chicago polling locations slow to load on city election site

Several hundred DeKalb County residents crowd the Chamblee, Ga., early voting center to cast ballots on the last day of advance voting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 for next week's General Election. County officials expected a large turnout as advance voting wraps up. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
November 6, 2012 4:08:24 PM PST
Due to heavy traffic on the Chicago Election Board website, officials were encouraging people to visit the state website to find out their polling locations in the 2012 Chicago elections.

By about 4:30 p.m., the city's elections website appeared to be functioning again.

The Chicago Board of Elections site, ChicagoElections.com was sending all visitors there.

Earlier Tuesday, Langdon Neal said ChicagoElections.com was moving "very slowly," which is why they decided to link voters looking for information on where to vote directly to the state website. Communications Director James P. Allen said in an email that "the Chicago Election Board web site is getting deluged with unprecedented levels of traffic."

About 20 percent of Chicago's voters have new polling locations for the 2012 Elections due to redistricting.

Polling places close at 7 p.m. Anyone in line by the closing time of 7p.m. will be allowed to vote.


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