Assessor Hopeful Cries Foul Over Notices Sent To Polling Places

Michele Fiore
March 20, 2018 - 6:19 pm
Andrea Raila

Andrea Raila addresses reporters. (Michele Fiore/WBBM Newsradio)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Democratic candidate for Cook County Assessor Andrea Raila is calling for an investigation after notices went out to polling places Tuesday saying – incorrectly -- votes for her would not count.

An appellate court restored Andrea Raila's status as a candidate, following a challenge to her nominating petitions.

Before that decision, green notices were printed saying a vote for Raila would not be counted. The Democratic candidate says she was assured those notices would not be posted, but they were at polling places in Chicago and the suburbs.

"This is a real travesty," Raila said at a news conference Tuesday.

Raila's attorney is now calling for the Department of Justice to investigate.

Raila also claims the Chicago board of elections texted an alert to some precincts at 6:08 a.m., telling election judges to also hand out those green notices.

A spokesman for the board of elections says the office will look into it.