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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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A record 121,000 Chicagoans have sent in applications to vote by mail in the November election. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump claims without evidence the 2020 election will be “the most rigged.”

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Precinct captain Carl Voss, of Des Moines, Iowa, holds his iPhone that shows the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus reporting app Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall)

The long-awaited Iowa caucuses ended in chaos. Citing “inconsistencies” with a new mobile app, Democrats delayed releasing results until Tuesday afternoon. Just how secure are the elections going into the 2020 presidential race?

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In 2016, Illinois was targeted by Russian hackers who obtained private information from some 76,000 voters. How local election boards hope to ensure every vote is safe this November.

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Early voting in Chicago and suburban Cook County entered its final day on Monday with more than 285,000 votes already cast in the city and nearly 400,000 additional ballots cast or mailed in from 30 surrounding townships.