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Mar 14

New voting era to begin

Cook County voters will make history Tuesday as they cast votes by marking paper ballots or using electronic touch-screen machines.

Mar 13

Record number of primary voters

Nearly 1.4 million on voter rolls

Feb 24

Barrington voters to vote two ballots

Referendums will appear on 2nd ballot

Feb 21

Early Voting begins Feb. 27

More than 135 sites in suburban Cook County

Feb 15

Voters can request absentee ballots

Suburban Cook County residents who will be out of town or cannot make it to their polling places during the March 21 primary election can now request to vote a mail-in absentee ballot, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced.

Feb 6

Election judges needed for March 21 primary

Cook County Clerk David Orr is looking to recruit 2,000 new election judges needed to work during the March 21, 2006 primary election.

Feb 2

Lobbyists file earnings for the last half of 2005

Lobbyists hired to influence Cook County government officials received nearly $980,000 in compensation during the last six months of 2005, according to figures released by Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office.

Feb 1

Voters to try out new voting equipment

In preparation for the March primary, Chicago and suburban Cook County voters will get a first-hand look at new voting equipment during a Voter Demonstration Day on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Jan 7

First domestic partners of 2006 honored

Cook County Clerk David Orr today recognized the first same-sex couple of the new year to sign the county’s Domestic Partnership registry.