Early voting begins in city, suburbs

March 14, 2011 5:44:15 AM PDT
Early voting begins Monday for the Chicago aldermanic runoff election and for the consolidated elections in the suburbs.

Candidates are on the ballot for elected offices in Cook County.

In 14 Chicago wards, no candidate for alderman received a majority of the votes in the February election, according to a release from the Chicago Election Board. In each of those wards, the two candidates who received the most votes will compete in a run-off election on April 5.

Aldermanic run-offs are being conducted in Wards 6, 15, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25, 36, 38, 41, 43, 45, 46 and 50, according to the release.

"The February election was one of the smoothest in Chicago Election Board history," said Chicago Election Board Chairman Langdon D. Neal. "Now we are working to meet or exceed those high standards for these aldermanic run-off elections on April 5."

Voters may check their registrations, find their polling places, review sample ballots and find other information on election services by visiting the Board's website at www.chicagoelections.com or by calling (312) 269-7900.

Election Day is April 5.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)