Chicago ballots to be printed minus Emanuel's name

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO — Election officials say they’ll start printing ballots for Chicago’s mayoral race without Rahm Emanuel’s name on them.

Chicago Board of Elections spokesman Jim Allen says election officials were waiting for a decision from an Illinois appellate court. The court ruled Monday that Emanuel’s name can’t be on the ballot because he didn’t live in Chicago the year before the election.

Allen says ballots are already being proofed and could start printing Tuesday for the Feb. 22 election. Absentee ballots will be printed first, but an order for 2 million ballots without Emanuel’s name has been placed.

He declined to comment further, including what would happen if the Illinois Supreme Court decides to take the case and overturn the appellate court’s decision.