Election Facts

50th Ward

  • Total Residents                                               55,000 (approximate)
  • Total Registered Voters                                  24,000 (approximate)
  • Total Precincts (2011)                                     45
  • Total Precincts (2015)                                     40
  • Candidates on the ballot (2015)                        3
  • Write-in candidates (2015)                                 2

Past Elections 

2011 General Election

  • Total Voters                                                    11,487
  • 5 candidates, including the incumbent alderman
  • Ald. Bernard Stone placed first in the general election, winning 37.48% of the votes
  • Debra Silverstein placed second, with 33.64%
  • With no candidate having a majority, a run-off election was necessary 

2011 Run-Off

  • Total Voters                                                      9,698
  • Silverstein won the run-off, with 61.37% of the votes
  • More than 50% of the ward’s registered voters did not vote in the general election
  • Almost 16% of voters who participated in the general election did not vote in the run-off
  • Silverstein was elected by  less than 20% of the ward’s residents

2007 General Election

  • Total Voters                                                    10,489
  • 5 candidates, including the incumbent alderman
  • Ald. Bernard Stone placed first in the general election, winning 48.33% of the votes
  • Naisy Dolar placed second, with 28.24%
  • With no candidate having a majority, a run-off election was necessary

2007 Run-Off

  • Total Voters                                                    11,325
  • Ald. Stone won the run-off, with 53.11% of the votes

2003 General Election

  • Total Voters                                                      7,558
  • 2 candidates
  • Ald Bernard Stone won 76.14% of the votes
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