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At 16 years old, Bronzeville resident Genessis Johnson isn’t old enough to vote, but she appreciates the importance of casting a ballot. “If you don’t want something to happen one way, you need to get up and you need to vote because if something does go the other way, you’re part of the problem,” Johnson said. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

After months of anticipation, weeks of record early voting and vote-by-mail totals, Election Day is here, and in Chicago it has been “smooth and uneventful,” Chicago election officials said Tuesday.

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Election Day is around the corner, but if you haven’t yet made it to the polls, don’t fret — there’s still plenty of time to cast your ballot. We check in with Chicago Board of Elections Commissioner Jonathan Swain.

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Setting Chicagoans up for a safe and secure election is a tall order in a year beset by a pandemic, post office woes and concerns about voter intimidation. 

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The city's Board of Elections Commissioners is considering going to court to extend the voting deadline at multiple polling sites after some opened as much as an hour late this morning.

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The Greater Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church at 59th Street and Wabash Avenue is the polling place for the 12th Precinct of the 20th Ward. It's in the Washington Park neighborhood, a largely low-income, African-American community. It's also within Democratic State Rep. Ken Dunkin's 5th Legislative District.

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Early voting is underway at 51 locations across the city. Check out our interactive map to find a voting location close to you.

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For the first time in Illinois, 17-year-olds will be able to vote in Tuesday's March 18 Primary Election. Nearly 3,500 teens have registered in Chicago. Read an article.

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There's confusion at many Chicago polling places on this election day as redrawn wards send voters scrambling to find their assigned voting place. We have the very latest LIVE from the Chicago Board of Elections.