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More than 2,300 candidates are vying for 750 offices throughout suburban Cook County on April 1, but voters don’t always know who’s running or even what offices are on the ballot in these odd-numbered year elections.
Prospective candidates interested in running for office in the April 1 local municipal and school board elections in suburban Cook County can file their nominating petitions beginning January 13, Cook County Clerk David Orr said.
In an effort to limit errors and make reduce voter confusion on Election Day, Cook County Clerk David Orr urged voters to check their ballots for hanging and dimpled chads after they finish making their selections.
Student judges get firsthand view of democracy
Congress and the Illinois General Assembly have each passed versions of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) that will bring fundamental changes to how elections are conducted in Illinois and throughout the country.
New locations established for Schaumburg, Hanover precincts
Cook County Clerk David Orr unveiled an animated ad campaign today that encourages voters to carefully examine their ballot cards and remove any loose paper chads on Election Day.
Voters can request absentee ballot applications
Jewel and Dominick’s will offer voter registration on October 5
Estimating that some 750,000 eligible voters in Chicago and suburban Cook County are not registered to vote, Cook County Clerk David Orr urged commuters to take advantage of Transit Day to sign up.