Hundreds in Chicago still waiting to vote

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Hundreds of people were still waiting to vote at 69 W. Washington in the city, dozens who were waiting in the building’s basement well after 8 p.m.

Some of those people were those who had gotten in line by the 7 p.m. poll closing deadline.

Streams of people — more than 300 — line every single wall in the basement at the county building.  

Some of the would-be voters, said they had been waiting in line since 5:30 p.m.Many of the people in line are trying to take advantage of a new law allowing same-day voter registration. Earlier in the days, election officials estimated it took some two and half hours to complete that process. 

“I had plenty of chances to vote ahead of time,” said Dylan Shell, one of the people waiting in line. “I just didn’t expect this line.”

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