Mail Voting Surpasses the 2016 Presidential Record
Official November 6, 2018 Gubernatorial Election results for suburban Cook County are now available online.
Today is the deadline for county clerks to finish canvassing the election results and certifying them to the Illinois State Board of Elections, which in turn certifies statewide results by December 7.
After the November 6 Election, the Cook County Clerk’s office continued working hard to count all ballots, updating election results 12 times during the process. “Modern elections last more than a month, with voting that starts weeks before Election Day and counting that ends weeks after Election Day,” Clerk David Orr said. “We work diligently until every ballot is counted.”
Voting before Election Day – by mail, or during Early Voting and Grace Period Voting – grew to more than 41.7 percent of the total turnout this election, up from 26.7 percent in 2014.
Suburban voters also surpassed the record of 87,987 mail ballots cast – set in the 2016 Presidential – with 95,105 ballots received by the Clerk’s office.
Mail ballots were eligible to be counted if they were postmarked by November 6 and received by November 20, according to state statute.
Suburban Cook County – Gubernatorial General Election Turnout
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