For the first time in 64 years of Chicago politics there is no incumbent running for mayor, says the Chicago Board of Elections. The board is expecting a large turnout of voters to pick from a large number of candidates. Because of this special situation investigators will also be out in force.There are six people vying for the job, including Rahm Emanuel, former chief advisor to President Obama.”We have so many new candidates, people running for office for the first time, that we thought it was important that these investigators may have to assist in the polling place if something should arise,” said Chicago Board of Elections Chairman Langdon Neal.Turnout is expected to be over 50% of voters, with 73,000 ballots already cast during Early Voting, which ended last week. The city has more than 2,500 locations in which Chicago residents can vote.
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