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Mar 24

April 1 elections no joke

Cook County Clerk David Orr urged all suburban voters to cast ballots in Tuesday’s local municipal elections, noting that recent events underscore the value of participating in the democratic process.

Mar 19

Orr cancels absentee ballot applications

Suspicious absentee ballot applications and reports of overzealous political workers have prompted Cook County Clerk David Orr to cancel more than 250 requests for absentee ballots and issue a warning to those who attempt to illegally influence voting.

Mar 14

Help wanted: Bilingual election judges needed

Spanish-speaking election judges from both parties are needed to work the April 1 consolidated election in suburban Cook County, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced.

Mar 1

Orr wants voting made easier for seniors

With the backing of several senior organizations and the League of Women Voters, Cook County Clerk David Orr wants to make it more convenient for senior voters to cast ballots by easing absentee voting restrictions in Illinois.

Feb 21

Orr reminds residents to sign up to vote

Tuesday, March 4, is the final day that Chicago and suburban Cook County residents can register to vote in the April 1 consolidated election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced.

Feb 19

Suburbs hold primaries on Feb. 25

Chicago voters won’t be the only ones heading to the polls on February 25, noted Cook County Clerk David Orr, who administers elections in suburban Cook County.

Jan 24

What’s on your ballot?

More than 2,300 candidates are vying for 750 offices throughout suburban Cook County on April 1, but voters don’t always know who’s running or even what offices are on the ballot in these odd-numbered year elections.

Dec 20

Filing for local offices starts Jan. 13

Prospective candidates interested in running for office in the April 1 local municipal and school board elections in suburban Cook County can file their nominating petitions beginning January 13, Cook County Clerk David Orr said.

Oct 31

Orr to voters: check for chads

In an effort to limit errors and make reduce voter confusion on Election Day, Cook County Clerk David Orr urged voters to check their ballots for hanging and dimpled chads after they finish making their selections.

Oct 29

First Judge program sees numbers climb

Student judges get firsthand view of democracy