Max Bever of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners conducts a lottery on Dec. 6, 2022, to determine the order of candidates in the Feb. 28 election. (Heather Cherone/WTTW News)

Ja’Mal Green, one of the six candidates for mayor who filed at 9 a.m. Nov. 21, won a lottery for that coveted pole position on the ballot, one that many people believe could offer a boost in a crowded race.

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An internal analysis from the Chicago Board of Elections found that less than 10% of polling places were compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The board says that doesn’t necessarily mean most of those locations are inaccessible.

A two-page ballot and "Sharpie bleed-through" were the two biggest issues at the polls in Chicago on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2022. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Voters should receive a Ballot A and Ballot B but in roughly two dozen precincts, an unknown number of people were only handed Ballot A, officials said. The problem has been corrected.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, center, and Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx (l) discuss election safety measures, Nov. 4, 2022. (Chicago Police Department / Facebook)

The Chicago Police Department, Cook County State's Attorney's Office and Chicago Board of Elections are coordinating efforts to ensure the safety of voters and poll workers.

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On Tuesday, the Illinois State Board of Elections warned of a text message disinformation campaign aiming to sow confusion about polling places.

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The Chicago Board of Elections is urging voters to look at their new precinct map before voting in the upcoming election.  

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“We have a serious shortage of judges and poll workers,” Cook County Clerk Yarbrough said. “The clerk’s office manages elections in suburban Cook County and we’ve seen our number of election judges shrink significantly in recent years. Over the last eight years, we’ve seen a reduction of about 40%.”

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The change is a nearly 40% decrease that will put twice as many voters in each precinct. The Chicago Board of Elections has created 1,290 precincts with an average of 1,165 voters per precinct. Previously, the city had 2,069 voter precincts with an average of 550 to 750 voters per precinct.

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A new report estimates an additional 111-thousand voter registration applications have been processed at Illinois Secretary of State facilities annually, thanks to a 2018 automatic voter registration law. But advocates say Illinois can — and should — do better.