April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election

Date: 
April 4, 2011
Press Release
Elections

Suburban Cook County

Polls open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Registered Voters: 1,395,756
  • Grace-period registrants: 397
  • Absentee ballot applications: 6,160*
  • Precincts: 1,937
  • Polling places: 1,210
  • Election judges working on Election Day: 9,500
  • College students applying to work Election Day: 890
  • High school students applying to work Election Day: 700
  • Contests: 716
  • Candidates on ballot: 2,107
  • % of races contested: 40 percent
  • Referenda: 26
  • Ballot styles: 794
  • Townships in suburban Cook County: 30
  • Municipalities in suburban Cook County: 129

*Unofficial total as of Friday, April 1.

 

Suburban Cook County Turnout

Recent Consolidated Elections

 

 

Election

2001

2003

2005

2007

2009

2011

Registered

Voters

1,302,197

1,321,089

1,418,280

1,371,803

1,463,070

1,395,756

Turnout

377,595

(29.0%)

300,484

(22.7%)

382,587

(27.0%)

236,050

(17.2%)

304,766

(20.8%)

TBD

Election results
Unofficial election results will be available online at cookcountyclerk.com beginning about an hour after polls close. On election night, a temporary homepage will direct users directly to election results or the regular website. Currently, you can view how the results will display at http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/ELECTIONS/RESULTS. Precinct-level results will likely be available online on Wednesday.

 

Press Packet

The attached Press Packet contains: Quick Facts shown above; Summary results report; Contested races maps; Early Voting turnout by site - 2007, 2009, 2011; Media guidelines; Judge Newsletter.

 

Media credentials

Members of the media will not need a paper credential provided by the Clerk's office. However, election judges will require news reporters, photographers and TV crews to show a government-issued or company identification card. Please see the “Media Guidelines” and download the press packet below for more information.

 

Online information
At cookcountyclerk.com, voters can check their registration and find their polling place. The lists of polling locations by  township and township maps of precincts may also be useful on Election Day.

 

Phone numbers

  • Voter help line (English) - 312.603.0906
  • Voter help line (Spanish) - 312.603.6767
  • Voter help line (Chinese) - 312.603.6769
  • Voter help line (Polish) - 312.603.6770
  • Help line for voters with disabilities - 312.603.0929
  • TDD (For voters with hearing disabilities) - 312.603.0902
  • Legal hotline - 312.603.0236