Objections generally claim that an insufficient number of valid signatures were gathered by each candidate. The Board of Elections has hearings on each petition to determine whether the objection is valid. No hearings have been scheduled yet for this election. In past years, they generally are ruled on by year-end.
There were 16 objections filed against various candidates for Mayor, seven against various candidates for City Clerk, and five against candidates for City Treasurer, including one against Ald. Pawar's petitions.
Closer to home:
- In the 46th Ward, there were two objections filed against the petitions of candidate Angela Clay, one objection filed against the petitions of candidate Justin Kreindler, and one objection filed against the petitions of candidate Jon-Robert McDowell. No objections were filed against the petitions of candidates James Cappleman, Erika Wozniak Francis, or Marianne Lalonde.
- In the 47th Ward, not one objection was filed, so barring anyone dropping out of the race, there will be nine candidates running for alderman. That should be a fun one to watch!
- In the 48th Ward, there were no objections filed against either Harry Osterman's petitions or David Earl Williams III's petitions.
You can see all the objections filed through hyperlinks of this PDF on the Chicago Board of Elections website, which will be updated with the hearing dates as they are determined.
We will keep an aldermanic candidate list on the right sidebar of the blog.
Early voting starts downtown on January 17th!