What Does it Mean???
- So far, early voting is nearly double what it was before the February election — and while the two mayoral candidates became part of that rush on Thursday, they couldn’t agree on what the rise in early balloting means.
Election Board spokesman Jim Allen cautioned reporters not to “read too much” into the wave of early voting.
“The wild card here for us is Passover, Easter, spring break. Is this a big chunk of what we’re gonna get? Or is this just a taste of what we’re gonna get? Is this gonna represent 24 percent of the overall vote or 18 percent of the overall vote? Nobody knows,” Allen said.
Through the close of business Wednesday, 100,976 Chicagoans had cast early ballots, nearly double the 51,245 early votes that had been cast at this point before the Feb. 24 election.
Probably, there are going to be a lot of people out of town Tuesday. Spring Break and all.