David Orr, Cook County Clerk

February 26, 2013 Primary Election Information  


February 25, 2013

Courtney Greve: 312.603.0931 312.502.3267

Update: An appellate court judge ruled on Feb. 25 that no election would be held in Broadview.

Cook County Clerk David Orr reminds voters who are eligible to vote in the primary election that tomorrow is Election Day.

The Clerk’s office mailed an election notice to 382,466 registered voters who live in jurisdictions with primary contests. If you are unsure if you are eligible to vote, use the Your Voter Information tool on our website to check your sample ballot and find your polling place.

There are 111 candidates, 4 write-in candidates, 38 contests and 1 referendum in suburban Cook County for this primary election. Voters will cast ballots at 436 precincts.  

Contests by party

Democratic: 2nd Congressional District; Berwyn Township Supervisor, Assessor & Trustee; Thornton Township Highway Commissioner; Berwyn Treasurer & Alderman Ward 1, 3, 4, 6, 7; Broadview Mayor & Clerk; Calumet City Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer & Alderman Ward 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; Dolton Clerk & Trustee.

Republican: 2nd Congressional District; Palatine Township Supervisor, Clerk, Highway Commissioner & Trustee.

Action Party: Morton Grove President.

Nonpartisan: Cicero President, Clerk, Supervisor, Assessor, Collector & Trustee; Elgin Councilman.

Polls are open tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling locations by township and township maps of precincts are available at cookcountyclerk.com.

Election Results: Suburban Cook County election results will be available after polls close at the Clerk’s online results page. Please note the 2nd Congressional District is in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, Will County and Kankakee County; total results must be combined from all jurisdictions. Ballots cast for write-in candidates will not be available until two weeks after the election. 

Media Credentials: Members of the media will not need a paper credential provided by the Clerk’s office.  However, election judges will require news reporters, photographers and TV crews to show a government-issued or company identification card. Please remember that interviews cannot be conducted inside the polling place.

Suburban Cook County Election Day Phone Numbers

Voter help line – English


Voter help line - Spanish


Voter help line - Polish


Help line for voters with disabilities


TDD (for voters with hearing disabilities)


Legal hotline