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25 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of Chicago’s Voter Turnout

By Elliot McGowan

25 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of Chicago’s Voter Turnout

The United States faces one of the most influential elections in our history while in the midst of a relentless global pandemic that is one of a few disasters to have wreaked havoc in 2020. It’s safe to say this year is one that will go down in the history books.

Here are the most powerful photos of Chicago’s voter turnout including city civil unrest preparations, early birds, long lines at supersites, and some unique individuals.

1 – Hotspots and storefronts across Chicago board up in anticipation of post-election civil unrest.

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2 – A mural by Chicago artist Mac Blackout urges people to vote.

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3 – Added measures are taken to maintain safety in Chicago on Election Day.

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4 – A long line outside of the Truman College waits to vote on the last night of early voting in Chicago.

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5 – Positive voters cast ballots curbside.

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6 – A 102-year-old former teacher casts her vote in a handmade hazmat suit.

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7 – ‘Boards of Change’ in Daley Plaza artfully repurposes plywood into voter booths.

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8 – Chicago’s United Center, which for the first time ever became a voting supersite, sets up to receive its first voters.

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9 – The Michael Jordan statue abides by Coronavirus measures in The House that Jordan Built.

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10 – The first person in line to vote at the United Center began her day at 4 am.

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11 – Lines started forming before 6 am at sites citywide.

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12 – Thousands who didn’t get up so early stand in long lines.

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13 – Schools are used as polling stations across Chicago.

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14 – Two voters greet each other the 2020 way.

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15 – A young man fills out a ballot request form for his first presidential election vote at a polling station in Scelebrations Fashion.

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16 – A voter reads an aptly named book while waiting in line to vote.

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17 – A friendly face greets voters.

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18 – Young people lead a huge Chicago voting turnout.

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19 – A poll worker helps voters cast their ballots in Logan Square.

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20 – A few of the 745,000 people held in local jails vote at Cook County jail.

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21 – Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker poses for photos with election volunteers.

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22 – A happy voter snaps a selfie.

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23 – Music plays for those still waiting in line.

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24 – Voters make their thoughts known.

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25 – Chicago police officers and city vehicles are posted outside Trump Tower downtown.

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See more: Young People Are Leading A Huge Chicago Turnout On Election Day And It Could Hit 75%