Unofficial April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election township- and precinct-level results for suburban Cook County can now be viewed online at cookcountyclerk.com or via this PDF. Unofficial results include all precinct totals, all early voting and all mail ballots received through Election Day.
Select "view" from the Online Results column, then you may sort the data by jurisdiction type, township and precinct. Please note the download feature allows you to get an Excel document with precinct and township data by contest.
These unofficial results will change as mail ballots and provisional ballots are counted. Mail ballots are eligible to be counted if they are postmarked by April 6 and received by April 21, according to state statute. Provisional ballots must be validated and counted.
Write-in candidates could win in a handful of contests. Until a canvas of write-in votes is conducted, the Clerk’s office will not know how many votes each write-in candidate received. However, the PDF report provides total write-in votes per contest and gives perspective on whether an official write-in candidate may receive enough votes to win. A canvas of write-in votes will begin on Tuesday, April 14. A full canvas schedule will be posted soon.
On election night, results were reported from 90 percent of precincts by 8:21 p.m. By 9:56 p.m., 97.8 percent of precincts had reported their results.
Based on unofficial results, suburban Cook County turnout was about 14 percent. Turnout was 18.9 percent in 2013 and 16.7 percent in 2011. However, in the absence of a countywide contest on the ballot, it is better to look at turnout on a local level. For example, 26 municipalities had turnout of 20 percent or more and 10 had turnout greater than 30 percent.
The Clerk's office has 21 days to certify the results. Results will be updated periodically as provisional and mail ballots are processed.