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2023 Chicago mayoral election

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2023 Chicago mayoral election

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Turnout35.85% Increase0.65pp (first round)[1]
Votes counted
91%
as of 10:26 PM CDT
 
Candidate Brandon Johnson Paul Vallas Lori Lightfoot
First round 122,093
21.63%
185,743
32.90%
94,890
16.81%
Runoff 286,647
51.42%
270,775
48.58%
Eliminated

 
Candidate Chuy García Willie Wilson
First round 77,222
13.68%
51,567
9.13%
Runoff Eliminated Eliminated


Mayor before election

Lori Lightfoot
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Brandon Johnson
Democratic

An election for Mayor of Chicago was held on February 28, 2023. Since neither candidate achieved a majority of votes, a runoff election was held on April 4, 2023. Mayor Lori Lightfoot ran for a second term in office since there are no term limits for the office, however lost in the first round of the election, becoming the first one-term Chicago mayor in 40 years.[2]

The runoff was between Paul Vallas, the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, and Brandon Johnson, a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.[3][4][5]

The election is officially non-partisan, with its winner being elected to a four-year term.

Brandon Johnson defeated Paul Vallas in the runoff election, winning 51% of the vote.[6]

Candidates

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Run-off candidates

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Declared candidates[a]

Candidates eliminated in the first round

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Declared candidates[a]

Withdrawn

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Declined

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Pollster Pollster's
rating
from
538[43]
Poll sponsor Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Brandon
Johnson
Paul
Vallas
Undecided
Victory Research B/C March 31–April 2, 2023 900 (LV) ± 3.27% 45.4% 49.6% 5%
Emerson A- WGN-TV,
and The Hill
March 23–25, 2023 1000 (LV) ± 3% 40.6% 46.3% 13%
BSP Research B/C Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy at Northwestern University, Hispanic Federation, Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative, Latino Policy Forum, Latino Victory Project[44] March 15–23, 2023 1500 (LV) ± 2.8% 44% 44% 12%
Victory Research B/C March 20–23, 2023 806 (LV) ± 3.45% 44.2% 46.3% 10%
IZQ Strategies March 15–16, 2023 680 (LV) ± 4% 46% 44% 10%
Victory Research B/C March 6–9, 2023[45] 806 (LV) ± 3.45% 39.1% 44.9% 16%
Lake Research Partners A/B Johnson campaign[46] March 2–7, 2023 800 (LV) ± 3.46% 45% 40% 14%[c]
1983 Labs March 2–6, 2023[47] 583 (RV) ± 4.06% 32.47% 43.52% 24.01%
Vallas campaign[46] March 1–6, 2023 800 (LV) ± 3.5% 38% 47% 15%
1983 Labs February 22–25, 2023 1,458 (RV) ± 2.57% 30.75% 44.13% 25.12%
Victory Research B/C February 12–15, 2023 806 (LV) ± 3.45% 32.6% 46.0% 21.3%
Mason–Dixon B/C Telemundo Chicago (WSNS),
NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV),
Chicago Sun-Times
and WBEZ
January 31–February 3, 2023 625 (RV) ± 4% 39% 38%
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  3. An additional 1% support another candidate

References

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