Sunday, February 22, 2015
Number of Early Voters Rises Citywide
According to AlderTrack, the number of early voters in the municipal election rose 23% citywide since 2011, from 73,268 to 89,867 voters. Locally, the 46th Ward had 7% more early voters, the 47th Ward stayed exactly the same as it did in 2011, and the 48th Ward went up 4% (not bad for a ward with no aldermanic race this time around). We're not sure if the statistics are for voters who reside in each ward, or voters who voted in that ward's polling place, since early voting can be done anywhere in the city.
The General Election is Tuesday, February 24th. Polls are open from 6am until 7pm. (If there's a line, as long as you are in that line by 7pm, you can vote.) If you don't know your polling place, you can look it up here. If you early voted, you cannot vote again on Tuesday.