2 suburban villages to hold primaries on Feb. 24

Date: 
January 21, 2015
Press Release
Elections

Voters in Dolton, Morton Grove to select Trustee candidates

Voters in only two suburban Cook County municipalities – Dolton and Morton Grove – will be voting in the Feb. 24 Consolidated Primary Election.
 
In Morton Grove, five candidates for village trustee are vying for three spots on the Action Party’s slate for the April 7 Consolidated Election. In Dolton, a field of eight Democratic trustee candidates are also trying to win one of three spots.
 
Overall, just less than 30,000 registered suburban Cook County voters are eligible to cast ballots in the primary. A total of 36 precincts at 24 polling places will be open on Feb. 24.
 
The Feb. 24 Primary has the fewest contests and precincts involved of any odd-year suburban Cook County primary election over the past 10 years. There were two contests and 46 voting precincts in February 2011; 34 contests and 432 precincts in February 2013; and as many as 501 precincts in 2005.


 
Contests and Precincts, Odd-Year Primaries

Primary Year

Contests

Precincts

2015

2

36

2013

34 (+ 1 referendum)

431

2011

2

46

2009

19

273

2007

4 (+ 1 referendum)

190

2005

32 (+ 5 referenda)

501

 

Voters have one more week to register to vote or update their voter registration. The voter registration deadline is Jan. 27. Voters in Dolton and Morton Grove are encouraged to visit cookcountyclerk.com/registertovote.
 
Early Voting begins on Feb. 9 and ends on Feb. 21. There will two local Early Voting sites – Niles Village Hall and the Calumet City Public Library – as well as the Clerk’s downtown office and two suburban courthouse locations (Skokie and Markham).
 
Dolton and Morton Grove voters may apply for a mail ballot until Feb. 19. The fastest way to receive a mail ballot is to apply online at cookcountyclerk.com/votebymail.

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