From NBC's John Yang
CHICAGO -- So far, turnout is very low. Some Chicago polling places have reported as few as one or two voters this morning. It is snowing, but weather should not be a major factor-- only about two inches is forecast.
Another thing to keep in mind: This is the first election for new vote-counting software in Chicago and Cook County. Voters have the option of voting on a touch screen, which generates a written record for the voter to check before making the vote final, or optical scanning cards. For the first time, the card will at first be rejected if a voter has not marked each race. The voter then has the choice of marking the unmarked races or casting the ballot as-is.