Monday, April 8, 2013
Oak Lawn Village Hall ranks as one of the top 5 early voting locations in Cook County. More than 40,000 people have already cast their votes in this year's consolidated election.
If early voting is any indication of voter turnout, the polls may see heightened attendance on April 9. Over 40,000 voters already made their decision for the 2,688 candidates running for 993 contests in this year’s April 9 consolidated election, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office. That’s up 52.5 percent from the 2011 consolidated election and 60.4 percent compared to 2009. "Voters turn out in local elections when a contested race or weighty referendum is on the ballot," Orr said in a press release. "Many mayoral races are up for grabs tomorrow so we will certainly have pockets of activity." Included in the hottest of mayoral races is Oak Lawn’s contest between incumbent Dave Heilmann and challenger Sandra Bury. It helped …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Early voting is now in effect for the 2012 Presidential Election from Oct. 22 through Nov. 3. Grace period voter registration is also now in effect.
Monday, October 22, 2012
If you’re going to be out of town or can’t handle the pressure of voting on election day—Nov. 6—early voting is now in effect for Cook County voters. Early voting will take place form Oct. 22 through Nov. 3. Voters do not need to give a reason why they cannot make it to the polls on Election Day. They only need to fill out an application at the early voting site. State laws require early voters to provide a valid photo ID to an election official before receiving a ballot to vote early. Valid forms of ID include a current driver’s license, a driver’s license of state ID, university/college ID or another government-issued ID with a photo, such as a passport. Voters may vote anywhere in Cook County where early voting is available. Early …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 Presidential Election is Oct. 9.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9. Watch Cook County Clerk David Orr's informational video explaining the voter registration process. The Cook County Clerk has voter registration information on its website. To register to vote, you must be: a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by Election Day and a resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day. Voters who have recently moved must register again at their current address prior to the deadline, the website states. To register to vote in person, bring two pieces of ID. Neither has to be a photo ID, but at least one must show your current addres, including: Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn residents can register at: People also can register in person at one…
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Republican turnout was high for Early Voting in suburban Cook County. Take the Patch primary poll, and tell your neighbors who deserves your primary vote.
Cook County's suburban Republicans cast 44 percent more Early Voting ballots for the March 20 presidential primary than during Early Voting in 2008, according to the Cook County Clerk's Office. Nearly 4,400 more Republicans participated during this Early Voting period, which ended Thursday, than did four years ago. GOP voters represented 38.6 percent of all early voting ballots cast, up from 19.4 percent in 2008. With a contentious race among Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, the outcome of the Illinois GOP primary will matter in the march to a nominee. Democratic Early Voting participation dropped 45 percent when compared with the last presidential election. With 2,477 ballots cast, the Orland Park Early Voting site…
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Early voting in Cook County starts Monday, Feb. 27, and ends March 15. There are five places in south suburban Patch towns where you can vote early.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Early Voting for the March 20 Presidential Primary Election is set to start Monday at five locations in Patch towns within south suburban Cook County. Early voting also can be done at the clerk's downtown Chicago office, 69 West Washington St., and Cook County courthouses, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr, or any one of the 42 suburban sites listed on the clerk's website. When: Feb. 27 through March 15. How: Early voters do not need a conflict or excuse to vote before election day, but they must have a government-issued photo ID such as a current driver's license, state ID, passport, or military ID. Voters must choose a party when casting a ballot in a primary election. What's on the ballot: President of the United States, …
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Early voting turnout in suburban Cook County more than doubled compared to 2006 midterm election.
Oak Lawn landed in the top third of early voting turnout in suburban Cook County with 2,219 residents casting ballots at the village clerk's office before the Nov. 2 midterm election. Out of 44 early voting centers in suburban Cook County, Oak Lawn placed 15th in early voting participation. "People love it, it's just great," Oak Lawn Village Clerk Jane Quinlan said. "I fought to get this when it first came out. Geographically, Oak Lawn fit in with (the county's) scheme." Orland Park had the highest early voting turnout among Cook County suburbs with 5,802, followed by Wheeling with 5,242. More than twice as many suburban Cook County voters have voted early and requested absentee ballots than in the 2006 gubernatorial election — the first …