As of 11 a.m., the board reported 169 electioneering complaints, 727 equipment issues, 383 poll worker or judge issues and 195 supply issues.
Poll workers were instructed to remove his name from polling places and the matter was reported to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
An elections office investigator reported removing labels "from some bagel products" at the Logan Square Library.
Two young campaign workers for Gery Chico told elections investigator James Glass that they moved their politicking operation into the 14th Ward polling place at 4537 S. Archer Ave "because it's snowing outside," he wrote in one complaint report. He "told them it was not allowed and they moved outside."
In the 41st Ward, candidate Ryan Tooker called elections officials to complain that rival Mary O'Connor was passing out candy emblazoned with her name and business cards at all the ward’s polling places.
Investigator Lynne Ostfeld said the candidate's name was removed from candy at the Wildwood School polling place, and she was checking other precincts.
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10:18 a.m. Low turnout in some precincts
Voting was slow in the 48th Ward in Margate Park, where only a handful of people had trickled into some of the precincts since the polls opened.
There were no lines, no waiting at the 4th precinct. The single electronic machine was down for about an hour when the polls opened but there were ample opportunities for people to use the manual machines. Precinct workers said only 70 of the 786 registered voters had cast ballots as of around 9 a.m.
Terrence Hayden, 67, said this is the first real mayoral election Chicago has had in years.
"It's not the Daley machine. It's new players," said Hayden. "Prior to this, it didn’t’ matter who you voted for, Daley was going to win. This time we have a real choice."
For Hayden and his wife Liz, 62, that choice was Rahm Emanuel.
“He will try to do the right thing for as many people as possible," said Liz Hayden.
Her husband added, "He’s just a phone call away from the White House."
Down the street in the 24th precinct, the situation was worse. Only 17 people had voted this morning. Workers joked about whether they would even see 60 all day.
"This is much slower than I’ve ever seen it," said Linda Banks, a polling place administrator who has worked elections for many years. "I don’t know if it’s because of the candidates or if nobody gives a care anymore."
"We could have brought our cots and went to bed," she quipped.