Friday, September 14, 2012
The deadline is Oct. 9 for voter registration in Illinois; here are lots of options to register. You can also sign up as a deputy registrar.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The deadline to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election is coming up in less than a month on Oct. 9. "If you want to vote on Nov. 6, you must be registered," said Cook County Clerk David Orr in a statement. "Make your mark by voting in the upcoming election." Orr's office is also organizing a voter registration drive at the suburban Cook County courthouses on Sept. 25 to coincide with National Voter Registration Day. More details will be announced on the county clerk's website. Wednesdays through Oct. 3, the Clerk's office will host walk-in hours for anyone who wants to be trained to register voters. Stop by Orr's downtown office (69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor, Chicago) Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are not needed. If …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The polls have officially closed and now it's up to the Cook County Clerk to tally the ballots. Keep up with Patch as we update live every hour.
Update, 9:40 p.m. After the November elections when it felt as if returns took eons to come in, calling the ballgame at 9:00 p.m. feels a bit early. However, with less than a few precincts still to report in, the majority votes have gone in favor of Daniel Peterson and Charles Kuhn for Park District Commissioner and Chuck Gitles, James Bream, Scott Margolin and Yasmeen Bilimoria for Northbrook/Glenview School District 30. "I'm doing really well," Peterson said Tuesday evening. "I'm very pleased and honored and gratified with the results so far." Peterson said that he was a little sad that the turnout was so low and wished the candidates "were able to exerngize more people to participate in the democratic process," but nonetheless …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Everything you need to know April 5.
It's election day—Time to vote (and join the more than 27,000 Cook County voters who cast ballots early)! Whether it’s your first election or your 50th, Glenview Patch will have everything you need to stay-up-to-date throughout the day and into the night. We’ll be around town to chat with residents, take exit polls, share election-day photo galleries and speak with candidates. Expect hourly return updates starting at 8 p.m. and stay tuned for interviews with winners. This year, Glenview has only three contested races—District 30 School Board, the Park District Commission Board and District 207 School Board. Citizens will choose between Yasmeen Bilimoria, James Bream, Chuck Gitles, Scott Margolin and John Smith for four seats on the …
Friday, April 1, 2011
Voters can still cast their ballot before Tuesday at the Skokie Courthouse.
Early voting for the April 5 election ended yesterday with 389 ballots cast at the Glenview Village Hall out of more than 27,000 votes made in Cook County, according to a news release from Cook County Clerk David Orr. This year’s local total was a 22 percent increase from the 2009 contest when 305 people marked ballots at Village Hall. In 2007, the first year of early voting for municipal contests, there was no early voting site in the Glenview. Also important to remember, voters who reside in Suburban Cook County were able to cast ballots at any early voting site in the county (outside of the city), so the number of people who voted at the Village Hall does not necessarily reflect the amount of Glenview citizens who voted early. “Usually…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thousands of suburban Cook residents take advantage at ballot boxes. Today is your last chance to vote early.
Last call! Today is your final chance to vote early in the April 5 consolidated elections. "Local officials affect lives a great deal, so voter participation is crucial," Cook County Clerk David Orr said in a statement. "Government functions better when more people are heard." Election officials in Cook County say participation in early voting has been on the upswing, with thousands of suburban residents turning out to cast early ballots and avoid long waits on April 5. On Monday, 1,970 voters cast ballot early making March 28 the highest single-day turnout this election season, officials said. Since early voting began March 14, nearly 20,000 have turned out to take advantage. The busiest sites? An ice rink in Wilmette, village hall in …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Less than three hours after polls closed, the Cook County Clerk has reported 90 percent of voting results.
As election results flowed in throughout the evening, Cook County Clerk David Orr's office offered timely updates on their website and in their Chicago office. Reporters gathered in Orr's office from local media outlets including WGN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Offering unofficial results on scrolling screens and hard copies, the office was busy throughout the evening. Orr – who was also up for re-election – continued to work as the results came in. In less than three hours after the polls closed, Orr's office reported 90 percent of its returns, something that he called a "great thing." As results filtered in, the office experienced efficient reporting. Initial estimates indicate an expected voter …
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Several voters and election officials were locked out of two Glenview polling places until 7 a.m. this morning. These polls – at St. Catherine La Boure School and Cole Parkwill – will remain open until 8 p.m.
Multiple Glenview voters were locked out of local polling locations until 7 a.m. this morning, and a judge has ordered these locations stay open for an additional hour, according a press release from the Cook County Clerk's office. Additionally, several election officials also were locked out of voting places early this morning and some election judges simply didn't show up, said Courtney Greve, Cook County Clerk's spokeswoman. A handful of polling places don't open on time every year, she said, and this year's number is not unusual. No other problems have been reported at the polls. "Voters registered in these precincts are permitted to vote up to one hour after the statewide poll-closing time of 7 p.m.," the release explained. "All …
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Here, check out polling locations, precinct information and sample ballots for Tuesday's elections.
More than 55,000 voters in suburban Cook County took advantage of early voting, election officials said. At Glenview Village Hall, one of 43 early voting sites in suburban Cook County, more than 2,500 people cast their ballots. Early voting ends Thursday and Village Hall will remain open to voters until 5 p.m.. If you didn't get to vote early (and certainly not often), Glenview Patch has compiled a handy map — posted on the right side of this page — displaying major Glenview polling spots for Nov. 2. Zoom in and click away. For a complete list of Northfield and Maine Township polling locations and to identify your precinct, click here. Unsure of your precinct? Simply fill out your address on the "Voter Information" page at Cook County …