3,500+ ballots cast in last day of Early Voting

Date: 
March 31, 2011
Press Release
Elections

Early Voting ended today with robust turnout as 3,550 suburban Cook County voters cast ballots, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Thursday. More than 10,000 voters participated since Monday, or 38 percent of nearly 27,000  ballots cast since Early Voting began March 14.

"Judging by Early Voting turnout, it's clear there are some hot races in this election," Orr said. "The areas with the heaviest turnout were clearly those with a contested race, such as Chicago Heights, or those with a tax increase referendum, such as Wilmette and Lemont."

The unofficial Early Voting turnout below shows turnout by busiest locations.

Early Voting for April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election

 

Centennial Ice Rink (Wilmette)

3,221

Chicago Heights

2,094

Lemont

1,511

Orland Park

1,450

Matteson

1,278

Evanston

1,264

Oak Park

1,091

Schaumburg

1,005

Melrose Park

810

Morton Grove

618

Arlington Heights

615

Norridge

607

Faith Family Future Center (South Holland)

589

Palos Heights

587

Oak Lawn

550

Elmwood Park

483

Palatine

475

Park Forest

474

69 W. Washington - Pedway

462

Bellwood

462

Hodgkins

454

Cicero Town Hall

413

Markham

411

Streamwood

409

Calumet

395

Glenview

389

Stickney-Forest View

386

Northbrook

379

Alsip

378

Hoffman Estates

347

Elk Grove

317

Oak Forest

296

Park Ridge

294

Berwyn

280

Cicero PSO Building

259

Whitcomb Building (Maywood)

254

Skokie Courthouse

252

Des Plaines

248

Memorial Park

205

Skokie Village Hall

205

Bridgeview

198

Barrington Township

139

Rolling Meadows

89

69 W. Washington - 5th Floor

36

*Total

26,679

* This total is unofficial as of 5 p.m. on March 31.

While Early Voters can cast ballots at any of the 43 locations, historically most vote close to home. The map, "Early Voting Turnout by Voters' Home Precinct," illustrates this trend.

Early Voting participation is up slightly over the last Consolidated Election in 2009, when 25,737 people voted early. In the 2007 local elections, 8,023 early voting ballots were cast. The attached file provides Early Voting turnout history by location for the 2007 and 2009 local elections. Please note: Early Voting locations can change election to election.