Election Day Information

November 1, 2010
Press Release

Election Day Information 

Nov. 2, 2010 Gubernatorial Election
Suburban Cook County

Election Quick Facts
Registered Voters: 1,370,187
Grace-period registrants: 1,582
Absentee ballot applications: 33,281
Early voters: 83,881
Precincts: 1,937
Polling places: 1,218
Contests: 144 (plus 65 judicial retention races)
Candidates on ballot: 263 (plus 65 judicial retention races)
Referenda: 41
Ballot styles: 422
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Media credentials
Members of the media do not need a paper credential provided by the Clerk's office to visit, film or photograph suburban Cook County precincts. However, election judges will require news reporters, photographers and TV crews to show a government-issued or company identification card. Please remember interviews cannot be conducted inside the polling place.

Online information
At cookcountyclerk.com, voters can check their registration and find their polling place. Election data, such as turnout statistics, is available online. 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


Voter help line - Spanish


Voter help line - Chinese


Voter help line - Polish


Help line for voters with disabilities


TDD (for voters with hearing disabilities)

Legal hotline 312.603.0236

Election results
Election results will be available online at cookcountyclerk.com. On election night, a temporary homepage will direct users to election results or the regular website.