The race for Chicago Mayor’s runoff is officially coming to a close.
Paul Vallas, the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, is leading in a new poll of Chicago voters, with a slight edge over Brandon Johnson, a County Commissioner. The poll shows that Vallas is likely to receive more than 900 votes in the upcoming Municipal Runoff Election, which will take place the day before Election Day.
Carried out in late March, the prior survey indicated that Vallas’ advantage increased by more than twofold, going from two points to 4.2 points. Johnson held 45.4% of the possible vote, whereas Vallas secured 49.6%, as reported by the poll conducted by Victory Research.
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In contrast to a prior survey which indicated that 9.6% of voters were undecided, the recent poll additionally disclosed that a smaller percentage of voters are likely to remain undecided, with 5% currently falling into that group.
In the runoff election, the latest survey gathered feedback from over 900 probable voters, with an accuracy range of 3.27%.
There are a total of 95,236 mail-in ballots for the April 4 runoff election. As per the Chicago Board of Elections, the current count for early voting is 249,915.
Presently, the 19th Ward has over 9,000 early votes documented, while the 41st Ward has in excess of 7,000 early votes recorded. These are the two wards with the most significant early voter participation.
Furthermore, with a forecast of extreme weather on Tuesday, the CBOE is urging voters to fulfill their civic responsibility in advance.
Max Bever, the director of public information for the Chicago Board of Elections, stated, “cast your vote today and do not postpone it.” In the city, Chicago voters are encouraged to return their mail-in ballots to any secure dropbox and make use of the final day of early voting on Monday, April 3rd, if possible. On Election Day, April 4th, the National Weather Service is forecasting severe winds, hail, and the possibility of tornadoes during the afternoon and evening.
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Early Voting Locations in Chicago
According to election officials, all 50 early voting sites, including the Board of Elections Supersite at 191 North Clark, will serve as vote centers on Election Day and during the election.
The sites will open on April 3, Monday, at 9 a.M. And close at 6 p.M. On Tuesday, April 4 – Election Day – polls will open at 6 a.M. And close at 7 p.M.
Additionally, the CBOE states that voters have the freedom to select the voting location that is most convenient for them, even if it is on the day of the election. The CBOE affirms that any Chicago voter is eligible to cast their vote at any early voting site, regardless of their residential address within the city.
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