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Jan 1

Orr issues first marriage license of 2004

For the 13th consecutive year, Cook County Clerk David Orr married the couple that obtained the first marriage license issued in the new year.

Nov 25

Candidates to begin filing for office on Dec. 8

Orr notes new location for submitting paperwork this year

Sep 8

County's Domestic Partnership Registry begins

Same-sex couples living in Chicago and suburban Cook County can formally document their partnerships beginning Oct. 1, said Cook County Clerk David Orr whose office will administer the program.

Aug 21

Governor signs election reform bill

Measure would pave way for touch screen voting

Jul 16

Clerk’s office design wins national award

Election materials selected in juried competition

Jun 2

Bill would prohibit sloganeering

Measure awaits governor's signature

May 20

Clerk's office configures ballots in house

New technology saves $1 million every year

Mar 24

April 1 elections no joke

Cook County Clerk David Orr urged all suburban voters to cast ballots in Tuesday’s local municipal elections, noting that recent events underscore the value of participating in the democratic process.

Mar 19

Orr cancels absentee ballot applications

Suspicious absentee ballot applications and reports of overzealous political workers have prompted Cook County Clerk David Orr to cancel more than 250 requests for absentee ballots and issue a warning to those who attempt to illegally influence voting.

Mar 14

Help wanted: Bilingual election judges needed

Spanish-speaking election judges from both parties are needed to work the April 1 consolidated election in suburban Cook County, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced.