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A Chicago Political Tradition is Underway as Candidates Scour Petitions for Potential Challenges – NBC Chicago
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A Chicago Political Tradition is Underway as Candidates Scour Petitions for Potential Challenges – NBC Chicago

A Chicago political tradition is now underway, with candidates scouring the petitions of their political rivals as the February municipal election ballot takes shape. Objections may be filed by Monday, and candidates from all levels of government are currently going over petitions with fine-tooth combs in an effort to potentially get their rivals booted from the ballot. Wednesday was a typical scene at the Chicago Board of Elections, with workers, hired by political campaigns, crowding into the offices to ensure that petition-signers are registered voters. “It’s often a very intense process,” CBOE spokesman Max Bever said. Petitions are examined not only for duplicate names, as voters can only sign petitions for one candidate per office, but also for signature matc...