CHICAGO — More than 566,000 ballots were cast in the Feb. 28 municipal election — and the results are now final.
The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners was expected to meet Wednesday to declare the final proclamation of results. That’s the fancy way of saying all votes that will be counted have been and the results are final.
But the unofficial final results were released Tuesday night.
The final results also show Chicagoans what happened in races that had been too close to call until now: Ald. Daniel La Spata avoided a runoff in the 1st Ward, Prentice Butler will face Lamont Robinson in the 4th Ward and alds. Chris Taliaferro (29th) and Jim Gardiner (45th) were pushed to runoffs.
Read the results:
- Ald. Daniel La Spata Ekes Out Narrow Win In Close 1st Ward Race, Final Results Show
- Prentice Butler To Face State Rep. Lamont Robinson In 4th Ward Runoff
- Ald. Chris Taliaferro Faces Runoff Against CB Johnson In 29th Ward Race
- Ald. Jim Gardiner Is Headed To A Runoff Against Megan Mathias In 45th Ward Race
Click here for the results in other races.
In all, the city saw a turnout of 566,973 out of 1,581,564 registered voters, according to the election results. Chicago saw great demand for vote-by-mail and early voting, but Election Day turnout was slow.
The runoff election is April 4. Chicagoans will be able to vote on the mayor — it’s now between county Commissioner Brandon Johnson and former schools CEO Paul Vallas. Residents in wards where the aldermanic candidates were forced to runoffs will also be able to vote on an alderperson.
The final results from the Feb. 28 election:
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