For the first time since the Feb. 28th election, incumbent Ald. Chris Taliaferro fell below the required 50.1% needed to win another four-year term on the Chicago City Council. An April 4th runoff seems likely.
Early voting continues Sunday and Monday at more than 50 sites across the city, including locations in the 29th and 37th wards. On Tuesday – Election Day – polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Early voting for the June 28th primary was supposed to begin May 19th, but the date was pushed back to accommodate recent changes to the ballot, including the removal of the city ward map referendum question.
Residents in the 29th Ward will have three candidates to choose from when early voting begins this week. First-term Ald. Chris Taliaferro is being challenged by Dwayne Truss and Zerlina A. Smith. A fourth candidate was knocked off the Feb. 26th ballot.
Check with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to see if you’re already registered; voters will be picking their political party’s nominees for president, Congress, the Illinois Legislature and other offices.