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Mar 1

Orr wants voting made easier for seniors

With the backing of several senior organizations and the League of Women Voters, Cook County Clerk David Orr wants to make it more convenient for senior voters to cast ballots by easing absentee voting restrictions in Illinois.

Feb 21

Orr reminds residents to sign up to vote

Tuesday, March 4, is the final day that Chicago and suburban Cook County residents can register to vote in the April 1 consolidated election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced.

Feb 19

Suburbs hold primaries on Feb. 25

Chicago voters won’t be the only ones heading to the polls on February 25, noted Cook County Clerk David Orr, who administers elections in suburban Cook County.

Jan 24

What’s on your ballot?

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.

Dec 20

Filing for local offices starts Jan. 13

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.

Oct 31

Orr to voters: check for chads

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.

Oct 29

The federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) will reform how elections are conducted

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.

Oct 29

First Judge program sees numbers climb

Student judges get firsthand view of democracy

Oct 28

Polling places in two townships moved

New locations established for Schaumburg, Hanover precincts

Oct 11

Clerk’s office urges voters to check for chads

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.