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May 10

Democratic candidates first on ballot

On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 the Cook County Clerk’s office conducted a lottery to determine the order in which major political parties will appear on the November 7, 2006 General Election ballot in Cook County.

Apr 12

Orr vows to make voting improvements

Cook County Clerk David Orr pledged to thoroughly examine the problems that occurred during last month’s primary and has identified improvements that need to be made in time for the November general election.

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.