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Chicago Election Officials Stop Ballot Printing

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago election officials say they are following an Illinois Supreme Court order and have stopped printing mayoral ballots that don’t have Rahm Emanuel’s name on them.

Board of Elections Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal says a suburban Chicago printer was called around noon Tuesday and literally told “stop the presses.”

Neal says they’ll restart printing ballots later Tuesday with the former White House chief of staff’s name.

Neal says nearly 300,000 ballots had been printed without Emanuel’s name. Election officials say they don’t have a lot of time to print the ballots because they were already behind for the Feb. 22 election.

An appellate court on Monday booted Emanuel off the ballot, saying he didn’t meet residency requirements. The Supreme Court says it will hear Emanuel’s appeal of the ruling.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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