Welcome to the Oak Lawn Patch March Primary 2012 database.
Here you will find links and pages detailing positions seeking the nominations of their parties in the 2012 Illinois primary, as well as information about the various candidates running.
Bookmark this page and return for updates through March 20 and beyond.
On the Ballot
Oak Lawn residents will be casting votes for president of the United States, representatives in Congress, state senators, state representatives, circuit court clerk, state supreme court judges, and local referendums. The winners of those nominations will be running for their respective offices in November 2012 national election.
- 18th Senate District
- 31st House District: Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) is running unopposed
- 35th House District
- 36th House District: Kelly Burke (D-Evergreen Park) is running unopposed
Voting registration for the 2012 Illinois primary ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. Voters registered in suburban Cook County can vote early through March 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Oak Lawn Village Clerk's office located in Village Hall at 9446 S. Raymond Ave.
Early voters do not need a conflict or excuse to vote before the primary. A few important reminders for registering:
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- You must be 18 years old by election day
- You must be a resident of your precinct for at least 30 days prior to the election
- Voters must choose a party when casting a ballot in a primary election.
Vote by Mail:
For the first time in a presidential primary, voters can apply for mail ballots and vote from home. Mail voting also lets voters cast their ballots before Election Day, if they request a ballot by March 15. (Watch the 'Vote by Mail' information video.)
Details on mail voting, plus sample ballots, directions to Early Voting locations and candidate information are also at cookcountyclerk.com.
Reporting Vote Fraud and Voter/Election Information:
Cook County Clerk David Orr's office also will be fielding calls from voters now and until the polls close Tuesday, March 20. The Clerk's Office provides the following phone numbers:
- Election information, polling place location and other voter services (automated directory), 312-603-0906
- Voter verification, 312-603-0239
- Election information (Spanish), 312-603-6767
- Election information (Chinese), 312-603-6769
- Election information (Polish), 312-603-6770
- Disabled voters (hospitalized voters, curbside voting), 312-603-0929
- TDD (hearing impaired), 312-603-0902
To report voter fraud and other irregularities, call the Cook County Clerk's office at (312) 603-0909.
Information about the above services also can be obtained by visiting the Cook County Clerk's website.
Find your polling place