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Jan 26

Voter registration deadline is Feb. 17

New registration laws take effect for primary election

Jan 20

Absentee voting scheduled announced

Suburban voters who will be unable to reach their polling place for the March 16 primary election may apply for a mail-in absentee ballot from Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office.

Jan 15

Voting information for college students

Orr encourages students to register and vote in primary

Jan 1

Orr issues first marriage license of 2004

For the 13th consecutive year, Cook County Clerk David Orr married the couple that obtained the first marriage license issued in the new year.

Nov 25

Candidates to begin filing for office on Dec. 8

Orr notes new location for submitting paperwork this year

Sep 8

County's Domestic Partnership Registry begins

Same-sex couples living in Chicago and suburban Cook County can formally document their partnerships beginning Oct. 1, said Cook County Clerk David Orr whose office will administer the program.

Aug 21

Governor signs election reform bill

Measure would pave way for touch screen voting

Jul 16

Clerk’s office design wins national award

Election materials selected in juried competition

Jun 2

Bill would prohibit sloganeering

Measure awaits governor's signature

May 20

Clerk's office configures ballots in house

New technology saves $1 million every year