Voting Glitch In Pilsen?
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 4, 2008 2:34PM
It's barely 8:30 a.m. and already a report of a voting glitch down in Pilsen. Reader Lindsay sent us a tip, saying:
I was in line by 6:05 and at 6:30 I opted to vote with the electronic booth. Then I noticed something fishy, it was only asking me about Federal races. I had stayed up last night figuring which of the 100 judges was good and deciding how I felt about Con-Con and now I had no say? I asked the election judge who said, that's just the way it is. I know my rights and caused a fuss, saying something was wrong. In what world do you get a smaller ballot if you vote electronically? I then asked another election judge and there was major confusion before that realized that for me and everyone before me they had been using the wrong code. And now they did not know how to spoil my ballot. So in true Chicago style they let me cast my ballot and gave me a new card.If anyone else has a report of this or any other voting irregularities, drop us a line at tips (at) chicagoist (dot) com.