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Des Plaines Patch Election HQ: Your One-Stop Election Guide

Everything you need to know April 5.

It's here—Election Day is upon us. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to vote early tomorrow is the final opportunity to fulfill your civic duty.

Whether it’s your first election or your 50th, Des Plaines 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, share election-day photo galleries and speak with candidates. Expect hourly return updates starting at 8 p.m. and stay tuned for the winners.

Here is a list of your Des Plaines candidates

City of Des Plaines alderman; Four-year term

Second Ward: 

  • John F. Robinson
  • Steve P. Antonoff

Fourth Ward:

  • Jean Higgason
  • Dick Sayad
  • Mark Pytlewicz

Sixth Ward:

  • Richard Hissong
  • Mark Walsten
  • Mario Palacios 

Eighth Ward:

  • Michael Charewicz
  • Pat Mauro

Maine Township High School District 207; Four-year term                                                                      Three seats are open for election

  • Joann Braam
  • Donna Pellar
  • Eric M. Poders 
  • Marijo Bustos
  • Sean Sullivan

Des Plaines Park District Commissioner; Six-year term                                                                             Three seats are open for election

  • Donald J. Rosedale
  • William J. Yates
  • Jana Haas

Community Consolidated School Board District 62; Four- year term                                                 Three seats are open for election

  • Brenda Murphy  
  • Terry A. Lindsay
  • James G. Poskozim
  • Sharon Lynch

Community Consolidated School Board District 59; Four- year term                                                 Three seats are open for election

  • Thomas Dowd
  • Brian Kiel 

Helpful Election Tidbits

To check your registration and find your polling place, click here. Lists of polling locations by township and township maps of precincts are also available on the County Clerk’s website. Polls for tomorrow's consolidated elections are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. 

Voter help lines:
(English) - 312.603.0906
(Spanish) - 312.603.6767 
(Chinese) - 312.603.6769
(Polish) - 312.603.6770
(For Voters with disabilities) - 312.603.0929
(For voters with hearing disabilities) - 312.603.0902
Legal hotline - 312.603.0236

And finally, to get into the election-day spirit, some election facts and figures courtesy of the County Clerk’s Office:

  • 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
  • Percent 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 

Who are you voting for? Tell us in the comments.

Bob Furst April 06, 2011 at 12:02 AM
Mike Charewicz is our 8th Ward choice

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