Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Election Day Is Here
Oh, how times have changed.
It's going to be a busy day, so this is the place to open post.
A little Election Day/electioneering advice: If you see anyone being harassed, if you see voter fraud, if you see something that's not right, call the Board of Elections at 312-269-7870. You can post about it, and we encourage that, but it shouldn't be in lieu of calling the Board of Elections. You can cause someone shame by posting their wrongdoing -- but you can do something about it by calling the Board of Elections.
Have fun, be safe, and GET OUT TO VOTE if you haven't already.
Be patient with election volunteers, poll watchers and election judges. They are community members who only do this one day a year or so.
First and foremost, remember that 17 candidates, in three wards, will be also-rans in this election. Only three will win, and at most, six out of the twenty candidates will go into a run-off. There are going to be a lot of disappointed candidates and supporters when the results come in this evening. We'll all still be neighbors come February 23rd. no matter who we supported for alderman. Be kind to each other, okay?
Update: Election coverage from Chicago Breaking News focuses on Uptown.
Update: Gay Chicago Magazine's coverage "Showdown in the 46th"