The year 2008 was a watershed for the Cook County Clerk's office. The Presidential Election made headlines for record-setting registrations, Early Voting and Election Day participation. Behind the scenes, we worked to implement projects to save taxpayers money and better serve the people of Cook County both in person and online.
Clerk David Orr's 2009 Executive Report details these achievements. Some of the highlights include:
- A new award-winning accounting system that improves employee productivity and shortens customer wait times;
- A green initiative that has saved nearly 1 million sheets of paper or 14 trees per year;
- High school and student programs that have merited national recognition and inspired thousands of young people to participate in elections;
- Online access to more records, including a new County Board ordinance archive and searchable taxing agency reports;
The new CookCountyGenealogy.com, launched July 2008, has attracted genealogists from more than 80 countries and paid for its creation within six months of launch.
From running elections to providing vital records, we're at your service. Please view the 2009 Executive Report to get a closer look at what we've been up to.