Monday, October 22, 2012
Here's where you can pick up an application to cast your ballot early, to avoid the rush on Election Day.
If you don't want to wait until Election Day, Nov. 6, to cast your ballot in the presidential election, you can vote early. In Cook County, Early Voting runs Monday through Saturday this week and next week, Oct. 22 to Nov. 3. Anyone can vote early, and you don't need to give a reason. So if you have to work on Election Day, or just want to get it out of the way, you can head to the polls now. You need to bring a photo ID, such as a driver's license, state-issued ID card or university ID card with you in order to vote. You can vote at any Early Voting location in the county. The nearest are: A complete list of Early Voting locations can be found here. Other voting options: Registered voters can download an application to receive a mail-in …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Cause: lack of “true” presidential Democratic contest.
Early voting began today and runs through March 15 at any of the 43 locations in Cook County, according to a press release from the Cook County Clerk’s office. Early voting began in Illinois in 2006, so there is only one other presidential primary election to compare with to anticipate turnout, said Courtney Greve, spokesman for Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office. Greve said because the county is largely Democratic, and this is not an election with an interesting Democratic contest for either governor or president, she expected early voting turnout to be low. That's in contrast to 2008 when more than 50,000 voters went to the polls in the primary. “We don’t anticipate a high turnout because we don’t have a true Democratic contest for the…
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A roundup of the region’s major developments for Tuesday, April 5.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Your One-Stop Election Day Guide. Wilmette Site Sees 12% of Early Voters in Cook County. Updated: More Than 60 People Sickened in Retirement Home Virus Outbreak. Police Blotter: Man Allegedly Exposed Himself at Walker Bros.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday March 30.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Early Morning Police Chase Leaves One Dead, Another Injured. Man Indicted In Winnetka, Skokie Armed Bank Robberies. Police Blotter March 29: Vandal Throws Brick Through Mosque Window. Early Voting Continues Through Thursday 5 p.m. Marketing Students Create Sandwich for Capt'n Nemo's Menu.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Eager to do your civic duty? You're in luck.
Early voting in the April 5 consolidation elections begins today and ends March 31. "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." Here's what you'll need Voters are required to present election officials with "valid identification" before receiving a ballot. According to the clerk's office, valid forms of ID include a current driver's license, state-issued ID card or another government-issued ID with a photograph. Here's where Des Plaines residents can cast early ballots. Thanks to touch screens that store different ballot types, registered voters can visit any one of suburban Cook County's 43 early …
Monday, November 1, 2010
Here you can find polling and precinct information and sample ballot information for Tuesday's elections.
More than 83,000 voters in suburban Cook County took advantage of early voting, election officials said. At Des Plaines City Hall, one of 43 early voting sites in suburban Cook County, more than 1,800 people cast their ballots. Early voting wrapped up Thursday. If you missed your chance to vote early, Des Plaines Patch has compiled a handy map — posted on the right side of this page — displaying the polling places and precinct information for voters on Nov. 2. Zoom in and click away. Unsure of your precinct? Simply fill out your address on the "Voter Information" page on Cook County Clerk David Orr's website. There, you can find your polling place, a sample ballot and a list of your elected officials, as well as their contact information. …