230K Chicagoans Apply to Vote By Mail, Shattering Record: Officials

More 230,000 Chicago voters have applied to vote by mail in November, shattering the record set during this year’s primary election with more than 80 days left until Election Day, officials said Thursday.

Chicago Board of Election Commissioners staff members are working seven days a week to scan in the approximately 30,000 applications that have arrived by mail and to prepare to send out ballots in late September — earlier than in previous election cycles, officials said.

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