Chicago ballots to be printed minus Emanuel's name

Chicago ballots to be printed minus Emanuel's name
Monday, January 24, 2011 - 9:11pm

CHICAGO (AP) - Election officials say they'll start printing
ballots for Chicago's mayoral race without Rahm Emanuel's name on

A spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections says election
officials were waiting on a decision from an Illinois appellate

The court ruled today that Emanuel's name can't be on the
ballot because he didn't live in Chicago the year before the

The election board spokesman says ballots are already being
proofed, and could start printing tomorrow for the election on Feb.

Absentee ballots will be printed first, but an order for 2
million ballots without Emanuel's name has been placed. Early
voting is set to begin Jan. 31.

Emanuel plans to appeal his eligibility case to the Illinois
Supreme Court.

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