Election Day is here

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Polls opened today at 6 a.m. at hundreds of precincts on the West Side.

Voters may cast their ballots until 7 p.m. for mayor and for the Chicago City Council as well as vote on a non-binding referendum about whether the city should have an elected school board. In the 29th Ward, voters will also get to weigh in on the subject of domestic violence, which Ald. Deborah Graham said is more important than an elected school board, according to DNAinfo.

In the 29th Ward, seven candidates are challenging Ald. Graham: Lawrence Andolino, Bob Galhotra, Oddis Johnson, Stephen Robinson, Zerlina Smith, Chris Taliaferro and La Coulton Walls. Learn more here.

In the 37th Ward, Ald. Emma Mitts faces three challengers: Maretta Brown-Miller, Leroy Duncan and Tara Stamps. Get more information here.

We will be covering these races alongside our partners at the Austin Weekly News, so be sure to check back Wednesday as well as our weekly email newsletter. Are you a subscriber? If not, send your name and email to austintalks.org@gmail.com.

For more information about where to vote, check with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. Problems can be reported by calling election officials at (312) 269-7870


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