Saturday, March 31, 2007


Tribune, March 30, 2007
CHICAGO -- Residents have until Tuesday to register to vote in Chicago's aldermanic runoff elections, officials said. A "grace-period" program allows residents to register and cast a ballot in Election Board headquarters at 69 W. Washington St., Suite 600. A dozen wards are having runoffs April 17.
The headquarters will be open additional hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday to accommodate last-minute voters, said Board Chairman Langdon D. Neal. The April 3 deadline for grace-period registration is "critical" for voters in Wards 2, 3, 15, 16, 18, 21, 24, 32, 35, 43, 49 and 50, which have the runoff elections, Langdon said. More than 5,000 people have registered since the Feb. 27 election, officials said.

The “Grace Period” system allows qualified citizens to register and cast a ballot at Election Board headquarters, 69 W. Washington, Suite 600. The Election Board offices will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon to accommodate last-minute registrants.