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Chicago mayoral election, 2011

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Turnout 42.3% Increase 9.22 pp
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Candidate Rahm Emanuel Gery Chico Miguel del Valle
Popular vote 326,331 141,228 54,689
Percentage 55.19% 23.89% 9.25%

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Candidate Carol Moseley Braun
Popular vote 53,062
Percentage 8.97%

Mayor before election

Richard M. Daley

Elected Mayor

Rahm Emanuel

The city of Chicago, Illinois held a non-partisan mayoral election on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Mayor Richard M. Daley, a member of the Democratic Party who had been in office since 1989, did not seek a seventh term as mayor.

Candidates needed to collect 12,500 petition signatures by November 22, 2010 to qualify for a place on the ballot. April 5, 2011 was scheduled to be a runoff election date if no candidate received a majority.

Rahm Emanuel won the race for mayor with more than 55% of the vote. He was inaugurated on May 16, 2011.

Six candidates appeared on the February 22 ballot:

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