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Harris retains 8th Ward alderman seat

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By LGIS News Service | Feb 27, 2019

Incumbent Michelle A. Harris won the 8th Ward alderman race Tuesday night, bringing in 8,588 votes to second-place challenger Linda Hudson's 2,306 with all 56 precincts reporting.

Harris received 64.4 percent of the overall votes while Hudson earned 17.3 percent, according to the Chicago Board of Elections. There were a total of 13,332 votes cast in the Ward 8 alderman race. 

Under Chicago election laws, a run-off election is required if no candidate garners at least 50 percent of the votes.

Chicago has 1,581,755 registered voters, but overall only 530,797 (33.56 percent) cast ballots on Tuesday, which was a near record low turnout. 

All results from Tuesday’s vote are unofficial until certified by the election board on March 13.

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Ward 8 Alderman Race Results

CandidateNumber of Votes% of Votes
Michelle A. Harris*8,58864.40%
Linda Hudson2,30617.30%
Faheem Shabazz1,36710.30%
Jewel R. Easterling-Smith1,0718.00%
Source: Chicago Board of Elections *Denotes incumbents

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