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Voting Hours Extended in Four Precincts

All other polling sites are scheduled to close at 7 p.m. as planned.



    Voting Hours Extended in Four Precincts
    Lauren Petty
    Voting was light at the Wayne Wright American Legion Hall, at 1258 W. Wrightwood Ave., when polls opened at 6 a.m.

    Voting hours at four precincts have been extended until 8 p.m., the election board said Tuesday. 

    The board received a court order to keep the following sites open past the 7 p.m. closing of polls: 

    • Ward 02-Precinct 25- Wicker Pk Fieldhouse , 1425 N Damen Ave
    • Ward 41 -Precinct 15 -Olympia Park , 6566 N Avondale Ave
    • Ward 41-Precinct 37 -Olympia Park, 6566 N Avondale Ave
    • Ward 48-Precinct 27 -Sovereign, 1040 W Granville Ave 

    A spokesman said the board sought the order "to make sure that any voter who might have been turned away has a chance to return and vote" after learning that the sites in question opened late. 

    State law requires that votes cast during the extra hour are done so with a provisional ballot. 

    The election will determine the outcome of the mayoral race, as well as ward races and three non-binding referendum questions. For complete coverage of Election Day, visit NBC Chicago's Ward Room blog.