Old-School Chicago Election Season: A Surge in Requests for Mail-in Ballots Not Seen Since WWII
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Via – Chicago Tribune
Could the midterm elections signal a return to snail mail? In Chicago politics, which is all sorts of old-school, maybe.
Local election officials said requests for mail-in ballots in Chicago and some suburbs have surpassed 2014 totals already, and residents still have two weeks to apply to vote by mail if they so choose.
“We’re hoping to break our record from World War II of 116,000, when we had people deployed all over the planet,” a time before online registration and electronic ballots even existed, Chicago Election Board spokesman Jim Allen saidGo Back