The changing of a ward boundary earlier this year caused confusion at a Wicker Park polling station on Tuesday.
switch primarily affected registered voters that were not informed of
the boundary change, but came to the same polling station to vote as they did in
the last election. Newly-registered voters had the correct polling
station address mailed to them in their voter guides from the Chicago
Board of Elections.
“We need to call the election board,” one poll
worker at the 1649 W. LeMoyne Street station exclaimed after showing yet
another voter the ward his residence now fell in.
coming back here because this is where they always voted. This was poor
communication on the part of the election board,” Ken Jaszczar, an
election official at the LeMoyne station, told Progress Illinois. “We
have been very busy all day. I haven’t had time to eat dinner.”
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