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But attorney Burt Odelson, who represents two voters who objected to Mr. Emanuel’s candidacy, appealed the decision, which led to Monday’s appellate ruling.

With early voting set to begin Jan. 31, election officials said they can’t wait any longer to start printing ballots, which they say will not have Mr. Emanuel’s name on them.

The Chicago Board of Elections was scheduled to begin printing ballots Monday night, the Chicago Tribune reported.

“We’ve basically hit the go button,” the newspaper reported board spokesman Jim Allen as saying. “We needed to do this on the 18th. We were waiting for this decision. We’re going to press now. We have to.”

A candidate removed from the ballots by the court has until Feb. 15 to file as a write-in, Mr. Allen said.

This story is based in part on wire service reports.