Early Voting and New Vote By Mail Ballots Halted for 28th Ward Voters

February 17, 2023 - The Illinois Appellate Court just entered an order requiring the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to immediately restore the name of 28th Ward Candidate for Alderperson Shawn A. Walker to the ballot. Please see attached court order.


All voting in the 28th Ward is suspended until further notice. At this time, no voter who resides in the 28th Ward will be able to obtain an Early Voting ballot at any of the Early Voting sites citywide. As of February 17th, there were 359 EV ballots cast by 28th Ward voters. Those ballots are being sorted and isolated until further notice.


No new 28th Ward Vote By Mail ballots will be sent until the candidate's name is restored to those ballots.


The Board has emailed all 28th Ward Voters today to alert them to this issue, and will contact all 28th Ward voters again once Early Voting and Vote By Mail has resumed.

Media Contact:
Max Bever