League of Women Voters

As candidates hustle for voters' support, interest groups are working to drum up numbers of their own.

A coalition of organizations, including the Latino Policy Forum, announced in Chicago on Monday that they collectively registered 100 thousand Illinois residents to vote as part of the "Every Vote Counts" movement.

Martin Torres has been all over Chicago lately, holding voter registration events. He says Latinos make up 16-percent of the state's population, but the community's political influence hasn't kept up.


Nearly a quarter of Illinois counties are finding an unexpected problem at their polling places today: some primary ballots are too big and don’t fit into the scanning machines.