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Contact: Nick Shields, 312.603.6952, nick.shields@cookcountyil.gov.

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Cook County Clerk David Orr notes “Chicago TIFs to generate record $561 million”
Statement from Clerk Orr Regarding the Assessment Process July 18, 2017
Statement from Clerk Orr Regarding the President's Voter Integrity Commission
Statement from Cook County Clerk David Orr June 21, 2017
2016 Cook County Tax Rates Released
Clerk’s office releases first-ever Post-Election Report for a Consolidated Election June 07, 2017
Statement from Cook County Clerk David Orr on Passage of Automatic Voter Registration Bill
Clerk Orr Commends State Senate Passage of Automatic Voter Registration May 05, 2017
Clerk Orr highlights upcoming Post-Election Report
Consolidated Election final results have been certified April 25, 2017
Clerk Orr lauds legislation making birth records free of charge for homeless, domestic violence victims, formerly incarcerated
Clerk Orr Statement on Texas Voter ID Law Ruling April 11, 2017
Unofficial suburban Cook County precinct results now online
April 4 Consolidated General Election Information April 03, 2017
Clerk Orr: A record-setting first week of Early Voting
Suburban Vital Records offices closed on Election Day March 29, 2017
Statement from Cook County Clerk David Orr on Annual Tax Sale
April 2017 Campaign Free Zone List March 27, 2017
More than 67 percent of suburban election races uncontested
Clerk Orr Statement on Ford Heights resident Voter Fraud Charges March 21, 2017
Orr names new Director of Bureau of Vital Records
Early Voting begins for April 4 Consolidated Election March 20, 2017
NOTICE: Polling places changed for 32 precincts
Clerk Orr: Sugary drink tax, ridesharing tax ordinance were focus of Cook County lobbying activity in 2016 March 15, 2017
Official February 28 Election Results for Suburban Cook County Now Online
Poll workers needed in suburban Cook County for April 4 Consolidated Election March 08, 2017
Unofficial Suburban Cook County Precinct Results Now Online
Feb. 28, 2017 Consolidated Primary Election Information February 27, 2017
Clerk Orr Statement on Justice Department Reversal in Texas Voter ID Case
Clerk Orr's TIF Forum February 24, 2017
Clerk Orr urges suburban Cook County residents to ‘Be Vocal. #VoteLocal’
Clerk David Orr hosts Election Equipment Demonstration Expo February 14, 2017
Cook County Clerk David Orr Statement on House Committee Vote to Eliminate Election Assistance Commission
Clerk Orr's Statement on President Trump's Immigration Order February 02, 2017
Cook County Clerk David Orr Statement on Bolstering Sanctuary Ordinances
First Marriage License of 2017 January 03, 2017
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Clerk’s office holds lottery to determine school board candidates’ ballot spots
Clerk’s Presidential Post-Election Report December 16, 2016
Clerk Orr's “Back to Basics” Statement
Candidate filing for April 4, 2017 election begins Monday December 09, 2016
Candidates use Clerk’s new Running For Office Starter Kit to run for office in suburban Cook County.
School Board Candidate Filing Locations set for April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election November 30, 2016
Statement From Clerk Orr Regarding Automatic Voter Registration Bill
Unofficial Suburban Cook County Precinct Results Now Online November 09, 2016
Find your election day polling place
Clerk Orr gives Election Day tips, trends November 07, 2016
Pre-Election Day voting keeps record pace with 4 days to go
Record-setting first week of Early Voting October 31, 2016
NOTICE: Polling places changed for 20 precincts
Expanded Early Voting for Presidential Election Begins Today October 24, 2016
November 2016 Campaign Free Zone List
Clerk Orr Launches Running For Office Starter Kit October 06, 2016
Statement from Cook County Clerk David Orr Regarding Today's Election Day Registration Ruling
Statement from David Orr regarding Election Day Registration ruling September 27, 2016
Clerk’s office makes daylong voter registration effort Tuesday
Tenants Bill of Rights Statement September 22, 2016
10,000th same-sex couple issued marriage license in Cook County
Orr, elected officials, civil rights leaders, LGBT couples herald 10,000 same-sex marriages in Cook County August 29, 2016
Clerk Orr Statement on Women’s Equality Day
Orr, others denounce Rauner veto of Automatic Voter Registration bill August 15, 2016
Statement on Governor Rauner’s Veto of Automatic Voter Registration Bill
Mail ballot application period begins for the November 8 Election August 10, 2016
Statement by Clerk Orr on Merger of Clerk and Recorder Offices
Statement from Cook County Clerk David Orr Regarding Texas Voter ID Law Court Ruling July 21, 2016
Chicago TIFs to collect $461 million
Clerk Orr statement on red-light camera deposition July 15, 2016
Clerk Orr's statement regarding the passing of Abner Mikva
Clerk Orr statement on omnibus bill and Automatic Voter Registration bill July 01, 2016
Presidential Election Candidate Filing Has Begun
2015 Cook County Tax Rates Released June 13, 2016
Orr names Resnick Chief of Staff
Orr names Rashid new Deputy Chief of Staff May 25, 2016
How to clean up Illinois’ voter registration rolls
Republican Party wins top ballot spot in lottery May 04, 2016
Post-Election Report highlights suburban Cook turnout, trends
Official suburban Cook County election results now online April 06, 2016
Statement in Support of Chicago Teachers Union Day of Action
Unofficial suburban Cook County precinct results now online March 17, 2016
Election Day Registration available in all polling places Tuesday
First Presidential Primary with Election Day Registration, 17 YO voters March 14, 2016
Early voting, mail voting set new primary election records
NOTICE: Polling places changed for 48 precincts March 04, 2016
March 2016 Campaign Free Zone List
Record-setting opening day of Early Voting in Cook County March 02, 2016
Early Voting for Presidential Primary begins Monday
Manar, Orr rally support for automatic voter registration February 26, 2016
Lobbyists paid nearly $3 million in 2015, up 25.4%
Registration for March 15 Presidential Primary ends Tuesday February 12, 2016
Statement from Cook County Clerk David Orr on John Bills conviction
Orr names new additions to Clerk’s staff January 25, 2016
Clerk Orr honors Cook County’s Top Election Judges
Orr, Preckwinkle, Swain, faith and civic groups promote MLK weekend voter registration events January 11, 2016
Lakeview couple receives First Marriage License of 2016
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Statement on the Passing of Kit Duffy
Online application period for mail ballots begins December 16, 2015
Candidate order decided in ballot lottery
Ballot Position Lottery Set for Dec. 8 December 01, 2015
Clerk David Orr's statement on Laquan McDonald investigation
Illinois Precincts Quiet this November November 06, 2015
Presidential Primary Candidate Filing Has Begun
SB 2134 – Automatic Voter Registration - Senate Executive Subcommittee on Election Law Hearing October 13, 2015
Orr’s Voter Registration Renaissance Taking Shape
Orr's precinct reductions to increase Election Day efficiency September 17, 2015
Orr names Greve new Deputy Clerk
Orr names Rashid new Deputy Director of Vital Records August 31, 2015
Orr disappointed with veto of Assumed Business Name bill
Orr unveils new birth certificate video before school starts August 10, 2015
Orr names Perez new Chief of Staff
Orr Supports New Integrated Property Tax System July 30, 2015
Lobbyists earned $1.47 million in first half of 2015, up 23%
Clerk Orr Among Knight News Challenge Winners July 22, 2015
City Hall answers Clerk Orr’s calls for TIF reform
Clerk Orr lauds Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling June 26, 2015
Clerk Orr releases 2014 Tax Rates
Marriage Equality backdating to sunset June 1 May 27, 2015
Elected officials, public employees file Statements of Economic Interests
Official April 7 Election results April 28, 2015
Unofficial suburban Cook County precinct results now online
Find your election day polling place April 07, 2015
Two suburban polling places to stay open late
April 7 Suburban Election Information April 06, 2015
Early Voting for April 7 Election ends on Saturday
NOTICE: Polling places changed for 37 precincts April 02, 2015
Write-in candidate list for April 7 election finalized
Thursday, April 2 is last day to apply for mail ballot for April 7 election March 31, 2015
April 2015 Campaign Free Zone List
Clerk’s office rolls out new ‘I Voted!’ stickers March 24, 2015
Official April 7 Election Info Notice Mailed to 940,000 Suburban Cook Households
Early Voting begins Monday for the April 7 suburban Consolidated Election March 19, 2015
More than 63 percent of suburban election races are uncontested
Suburban candidates may now submit statements online March 12, 2015
Mail ballot applications now being accepted for April 7 election
Registration for April 7 Consolidated Election ends today March 09, 2015
New ‘Be a Poll Worker’ video a call to get involved
Feb. 24, 2015 Primary Election Information February 23, 2015
Report: One Year of Marriage Equality in Cook County
February 24, 2015 Campaign Free Zone February 17, 2015
Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2014
2 suburban villages to hold primaries on Feb. 24 January 21, 2015
Clerk Orr Supports Special Elections for Executive Offices
Margie Cusack named Director of Tax Services January 06, 2015
First couple ‘wanted to start the year off right’
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Clerk Orr conducts school board ballot position lottery
Post-Election Report highlights suburban Cook turnout, trends December 18, 2014
SB 172 will bring Orr’s “Voter Registration Renaissance” to fruition
School Board Candidate Filing Locations set for April 7, 2015 Election November 25, 2014
Official Suburban Cook County Election Results Now Online
Unofficial suburban Cook County precinct results now online November 05, 2014
Find your election day polling place
Election Day Registration Available Tuesday November 03, 2014
Media Guidelines for November 4, 2014 Election
Pre-election day voting in suburban Cook surpasses 2010 October 30, 2014
Nov. 2014 Campaign Free Zone List
NOTICE: Polling places changed for 37 precincts October 27, 2014
50,000 cast Early Voting ballots in 1st week
Schedule of Public Viewing for the November 4, 2014 Gubernatorial Election October 22, 2014
Early Voting starts Monday, Oct. 20
Tuesday, Oct. 7th is the Voter Registration Deadline October 03, 2014
Clerk Orr honors extraordinary election judges
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day Sept. 23 September 22, 2014
Early Voting, Election Day Registration sites released
Candidates, referenda, write-in lists now online September 08, 2014
Apply online now for a mail ballot
Medical marijuana, puppy mills issues of interest for lobbyists July 24, 2014
2013 Chicago TIF revenue down 7.65%, 2% dip in suburbs
Clerk Orr welcomes election day registration July 01, 2014
Clerk Orr unveils TIF information on tax bills, releases tax rates
120 couples convert civil unions on first full day of marriage equality June 02, 2014
Marriage equality now statewide
SEI filings give glimpse of outside income, gifts claimed by elected officials, employees May 22, 2014
Post-Election Report highlights turnout, trends
Democratic Party wins top ballot spot in lottery May 06, 2014
November 4, 2014 Gubernatorial Election Candidate Filing & Objections FAQs
Clerk Orr issues 1,000th marriage license to same-sex couple April 18, 2014
David Orr: 35 Years of Public Service
Orr: TIF reform worth $44M annually at no cost to taxpayers April 15, 2014
Official March 18 Election Results
Unofficial suburban Cook County precinct results now online March 19, 2014
Find your election day polling place
Election Day information and data March 17, 2014
Early Voting for March 18 Primary ends Saturday, March 15
Record number of voters registered in suburban Cook County March 10, 2014
Schedule of Public Viewing for March 18, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election
More than 250 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples March 04, 2014
Early Voting starts Monday, March 3
Countywide effort yields nearly 5,500 new suburban teen voters February 25, 2014
80 same-sex couples issued marriage licenses through 3 p.m. Monday
Same-sex marriage licenses to be issued immediately in Cook County February 21, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY: Press conference regarding Marriage Equality ruling
Marriage Equality Information February 21, 2014
Dozens get marriage licenses on first day of marriage equality
Mail ballot applications now accepted online! February 20, 2014
Gubernatorial Primary Election Information
Grace period registration and voting start today February 19, 2014
Registration for March 18 Primary ends today
Clerk Orr hails winners of “Voting at 17” video contest February 04, 2014
Number of Cook County lobbyists, compensation kept growing in 2013
Clerk Orr marries first couple of 2014 January 02, 2014
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17-year-olds can register starting Jan. 1
Advisory: First Marriage of 2014 December 27, 2013
Relief granted for terminally-ill same-sex couples
Candidate order decided in ballot lottery December 10, 2013
Ballot position lottery set for Dec. 10
Candidate filing until Monday, Dec. 2 November 19, 2013
Clerk Orr honors outstanding Election Judges
Clerk David Orr’s Statement on Marriage Equality November 05, 2013
Clerk Orr’s budget drops nearly $1.5 million
17-year-old Voter Video Project October 16, 2013
Clerk Orr appointed Senior Fellow at Harris School
Clerk Orr’s statement on Gay Marriage Lawsuit Decision September 27, 2013
Clerk Orr urges participation in National Voter Registration Day
Clerk Orr testifies before Presidential Commission on Elections September 20, 2013
Clerk Orr presents best election practices at national, international forums
Clerk Orr names Ryan Chew Deputy Director of Elections September 06, 2013
Election season started September 3
Clerk Orr releases 2013 Directory of Elected Officials August 26, 2013
Lobbyists earned $1.46 million in first half of 2013
Gov. Quinn signs online voter registration bill July 27, 2013
March 18, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election Important Dates
Chicago TIF revenue up 1%, down 3% in suburbs July 11, 2013
Clerk Orr releases 2012 Tax Rates
Orr shares SEI source code with other county clerks June 18, 2013
Statement on Supreme Court's decision in Arizona voter registration case
100 year anniversary of women's suffrage June 11, 2013
Clerk Orr names Noah Praetz as Director of Elections
Illinois closer to approving online voter registration May 28, 2013
Clerk Orr names Tawanna Gill new Human Resources Director
Discovery recounts scheduled May 07, 2013
De Leshe wins election with coin flip
Official April 9 Election Results April 30, 2013
Clerk Orr names Pressl new Chief of Staff
Discovery Recount Information April 17, 2013
Unofficial North Riverside Results
Unofficial results available for April 9 election April 11, 2013
Consolidated election results now online
April 9 Election Information April 08, 2013
Video: One vote really does make a difference
Orr Files Brief to Dismiss Gay Marriage Opponents' Motion April 01, 2013
Early Voting Begins for the April 9 Election
64% of suburban Cook County races uncontested March 21, 2013
April 9 election information
Voter registration deadline today for April 9 election March 12, 2013
Democratic party picked in ballot lottery
Primary election results now online February 27, 2013
Statement from Cook County Clerk David Orr
NOTICE: Polling place closed due to fire February 26, 2013
February 26, 2013 Primary Election Information
Cook County Clerk David Orr on Cicero Elections February 18, 2013
Early Voting ends Feb. 23 for Primary Election
Schedule of Public Viewing for February 26, 2013 Consolidated Primary Election & Special Election for the 2nd Congressional District February 07, 2013
Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2012 to influence Cook County officials
Voter registration ends tomorrow for Feb. 26 primary election January 28, 2013
Feb. 26 primary information
Clerk Orr unveils wallet certificates January 10, 2013
First couple wanted a grand start to 2013
Post-Election Report highlights turnout, trends December 10, 2012
Orr introduces new delinquent property tax search
Cook County Clerk Orr, Governor Quinn call on General Assembly to move special election to April 9 November 26, 2012
Orr: Hold special election on April 9
Letter to the Editor - Judicial elections don’t work November 13, 2012
Unofficial precinct results now online
Clerk Orr gives Election Day tips, trends November 05, 2012
Find your election day polling place
Last day to Early Vote is Nov. 3 November 03, 2012
Media guidelines for November 6, 2012 Presidential Election
More than 2,600 students apply to work in precincts on Election Day October 31, 2012
Week 1: 97,000+ suburban Cook early voters
Orr launches Early Voting for suburban Cook voters October 22, 2012
Record first day of Early Voting
More than 1.4M registered voters in suburban Cook October 19, 2012
Mail voting off to strong start
Schedule of Public Viewing for November 6, 2012 Election October 10, 2012
Voter registration ends Tuesday, Oct. 9
Clerk Orr honors election judges October 04, 2012
Orr accepts 24,007 voter registrations from ICIRR
Clerk Orr Unveils Interactive Smartphone Voter Tool October 02, 2012
Orr, Preckwinkle celebrate National Voter Registration Day
Orr, Chicago Fire & Reavis High register voters September 19, 2012
Voter registration ends on October 9th
Lobbyists paid more than $1 million in first half of 2012 August 09, 2012
2011 TIF revenue continues 4 year slide
Ninety-eight Percent Compliance with SEI Filing July 12, 2012
Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates
Clerk David Orr Files Reponse to Lawsuit June 14, 2012
Local couple honored on first anniversary of civil unions
Cook County Clerk David Orr's Statement on Lazaro v. Orr May 30, 2012
Post-Election Report highlights income trends, close races
Democrats win top ballot position for November May 02, 2012
ADVISORY: Clerk Orr to conduct ballot position lottery on Wednesday
Commemorative Certificates on Sale Now April 12, 2012
Valid Write-In Votes
Precinct-level results now online March 21, 2012
Election Day Information
Early Voting Trend Shifts from 2008 March 16, 2012
Media guidelines for March 20, 2012 Election
Tomorrow marks end of Early Voting, mail ballot application deadline March 14, 2012
Schedule of Public Viewing for March 20, 2012 Election
Republican Early Voting up 77% over 2008 March 08, 2012
Early Voting for the March 20 Primary starts Monday
Bilingual election judges needed for March 20, 2012 Primary Election February 23, 2012
Voter registration cards mailed to 1.38 million voters
New county tax portal offers one-stop convenience February 16, 2012
Register to Vote in Presidential Primary by Feb. 21
Mail voting now available for March 20 Primary February 09, 2012
Lobbyists paid $1.9 million in Cook County last year
Orr announces projects for improved military voting, vote-by-mail systems January 18, 2012
Clerk Orr names Pressl new Director of Real Estate and Tax Services
First couple excited to live "happily ever after" January 03, 2012
Heterosexual couples get civil unions for solidarity, benefits
Candidate order decided in ballot lottery December 07, 2011
Ballot lottery will be Wednesday
Candidates File for the Primary Election November 28, 2011
Candidate filing starts Monday, Nov. 28
Statement from Clerk Orr: Early Voters will not pay for parking at suburban courthouses November 14, 2011
Clerk Orr to save $1 million with precinct reductions
Clerk Orr honors best suburban election judges October 20, 2011
2010 TIF revenue down 4% countywide
Moving Day! Re-register to vote September 27, 2011
New Directory of Elected Officials Now Available
2010 Tax Rates released September 22, 2011
Lobbyist Information Download Now Available
831 couples issued Civil Union licenses in June July 18, 2011
Clerk Orr unveils new SEI website
Advisory: Clerk Orr to launch new Statements of Economic Interests website June 20, 2011
First Civil Union Licenses Issued in Illinois
Cook County to issue first Civil Union licenses May 23, 2011
Morris, Paul-Emile elected by coin flips
Two "royal" couples honored in Cook County April 29, 2011
Clerk Orr joins Lt. Gov. Simon in plan to improve 'weak' disclosure
April 5, 2011 Election Results April 20, 2011
April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election
Vital Records offices will be closed on Election Day April 04, 2011
Media guidelines for suburban precinct access
3,500+ ballots cast in last day of Early Voting March 31, 2011
Three days left in Early Voting for April 5 Election
Contested races in suburban Cook County March 28, 2011
Early Voting starts Monday, March 14
April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election Information February 28, 2011
Feb. 22, 2011 Primary Election Information
First Marriage 2011 Video February 15, 2011
Lobbyists earned $2 Million in 2010
Sweet Home Cook County exhibit now on display January 28, 2011
Small suburban Cook primary will save taxpayer dollars
Clerk Orr marries first couple of 2011 January 03, 2011
Orr calls for moratorium on new Chicago TIFs
2009 Cook County Tax Rates released today November 08, 2010
All precincts reported for Nov. 2, 2010 election
Seven Precincts to Stay Open Late November 02, 2010
Election Day Information
Clerk Orr gives Election tips, trends October 28, 2010
2010 Pre-Election Press Conference Video
Vital Records offices will be closed on Election Day October 27, 2010
Turnout up, may double '06 Early Voting total
You Can Still Register to Vote October 22, 2010
Early Voting Week 1: Orland, Wheeling busiest sites
Early Voting starts Tuesday, Oct. 12 October 07, 2010
Voter registration ending Oct. 5
Election judges honored for excellence September 23, 2010
Sweet Home Cook County South
Candidate Information September 10, 2010
Candidates, referenda, write-in lists now online
Genealogy website one of the "Best" August 23, 2010
Special Senate Election – Nov. 2, 2010
Clerk Orr launches new Lobbyist Online July 27, 2010
Sweet Home Cook County West
Sweet Home Cook County North July 09, 2010
New law changes election calendar, moves deadlines up
Deadline today for independent candidate filing June 21, 2010
Clerk Orr unveils Sweet Home Cook County Exhibit
Candidate Filing Video May 28, 2010
Republicans to be first on Cook County ballot in November
Feb. 2, 2010 Primary Post-Election Report March 11, 2010
Valid Write-In Votes
February 2, 2010 Election Information Online January 29, 2010
Half of all suburban Cook early votes cast in final 4 days
Vital Records offices will be closed on Election Day January 28, 2010
Write-in candidate list for Feb 2; Early Voting ends tomorrow
Equipment Manager Video January 26, 2010
Schedule of Public Viewing
Reported lobbyist compensation jumps 50% to set new record January 21, 2010
68% of suburban Cook Early Voters have cast Democratic ballots
NOTICE January 19, 2010
Election officials launch Early Voting
Marine and his bride first to marry in 2010 January 02, 2010
Voter registration ends in one week for Feb. 2 primary
Election judges needed for February primary election December 02, 2009
2008 TIF Report: Clerk launches online TIF tool, TIF revenue dips
Candidate order decided in ballot lottery November 09, 2009
Election judges honored for excellence
FAQs: Candidate filing and objections October 22, 2009
Candidate filing starts Monday, Oct. 26
2008 Customer Excellence Award Winner Video October 21, 2009
2008 Tax Rates Released
Clerk's lobbyist reforms approved by County Board October 06, 2009
Precinct reduction to save $750,000 per year
Clerk Orr to save $750,000 per year through precinct reduction September 24, 2009
Lobbyist Sunshine Initiative unveiled
Chicago birth and death records transferred to Clerk's Bureau of Vital Records August 18, 2009
Election season starts Aug. 4
Lobbyist compensation up slightly in first half of '09 July 22, 2009
Death certificates for Burr Oak burials reduced to $2
Listen, read Orr's speech on the future of election administration July 20, 2009
Clerk David Orr lauded by national organization
February 2, 2010 – Primary Election Schedule, Signature Requirements June 22, 2009
CookCountyGenealogy.com wins NACO Achievement Award
2009 Executive Report now available June 02, 2009
Office Brochure
Discovery recounts scheduled May 06, 2009
Certified April 7 election results with write-in candidate tallies available
Write-in candidate list for April 7 finalized April 01, 2009
Opinion: 2010 primary needs to be rescheduled
Early Voting off to strong start March 17, 2009
Early Voting starts Monday for April 7 Election
Voter registration deadline looms for April 7 election March 06, 2009
Only 10.8% of eligible suburban voters went to polls March 3
FAQ: 5th Congressional District March 3 primary March 02, 2009
Precinct-level election results online; Feb. primary turnout up slightly
QUICK FACTS: March 3, 2009 Special Primary February 27, 2009
Early Voting ends Feb. 26 for March 3 special primary
Feb. 24 Primary Election: Polling places, media credentials, key phone numbers February 23, 2009
Clerk Orr's statement on homeless candidate ballot access
Early Voting for Feb. 24 primary set to end Thursday, Feb. 19 February 18, 2009
An open letter to Sen. Roland Burris from Cook County Clerk David Orr
March 3 primary Early Voting starts Feb. 16 February 13, 2009
Early Voting starts Feb 2 for Feb. 24 Primary Election
Key dates, deadlines for 3 upcoming elections in suburban Cook January 26, 2009
Lobbyist compensation dips in second half of 2008
March 3 primary, April 7 general set for 5th Congressional District special election January 05, 2009
Chicago couple first to wed in 2009
Orr urges swift action on special elections, warns of price tag December 09, 2008
Orr urges swift action on special elections, warns of price tag
Nov. 4 Post-Election Report Now Available December 05, 2008
Precinct level election results now available
Most suburban voters since record 1992 presidential election November 05, 2008
Pre-Election press conference packet
Advisory: SUBURBAN Cook Election Day Information October 30, 2008
2007 TIF Report shows 11.5% revenue jump
Schedule of Public Viewing October 25, 2008
How to Vote Video
Record number of students involved in Election October 23, 2008
More than 100,000 suburban Cook early voters so far
Early Voting Week 1: Thornton, Rich, Northfield Twps top turnout October 20, 2008
New turnout record set on Day 6 of Early Voting
Early Voting soars to new single-day record October 14, 2008
Early Voting off to strong start in Cook County suburbs
Miss the voter registration deadline? October 08, 2008
Immigrant rights coalition celebrates 25,815 registrations
Voter registration ends today October 07, 2008
Updated language of Constitutional Convention ballot question
County Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Domestic Partnership Registry October 02, 2008
Domestic Partnership Registry Fifth Anniversary
Voters can request absentee ballots for Nov. 4 election September 25, 2008
Two weeks until end of voter registration
27 organizations trained to register homeless voters September 22, 2008
Cook County Clerk Orr releases 2007 tax rates
Clerk Orr and Lt. Gov. Quinn urge military members to vote September 11, 2008
Candidates finalized for Nov. 4
Cook County Vital Records reopens in new location September 02, 2008
Clerk Orr wins Election Center's top honor
Orr Warns Voters about Registration Rip-Offs August 12, 2008
Key Facts for the Nov. 4 Presidential Election
Fewer lobbyists earning more in first half of 2008 July 23, 2008
Do the Patriotic Thing: Register to Vote!
New candidate filings July 02, 2008
Sanitary District Trustee Ballot Position Lottery Results
Free birth certificates offered to flood victims June 20, 2008
Loyola University Wins Federal Grant for partnership with Clerk
Candidate Filing for the November 4, General Election June 13, 2008
High School Voter Registration Drive Huge Success
Presidential primary post-election report March 28, 2008
Lottery decides ballot position for November election
Clerk Orr's office lauded for technology innovations March 12, 2008
Lobbyists file earnings for second half of 2007
Early Voting ends with a bang January 31, 2008
Official Write-In Candidate
Early Voting has begun January 28, 2008
Youth election involvement at record high
Election Deadline Notice from Clerk Orr January 25, 2008
Vital Records Notice
Register and vote the same day at 69 W. Washington
Grace-period registration begins today January 09, 2008
First marriage of 2008
Voter registration deadline looms January 02, 2008
Absentee ballot applications now available
New Deadline Reminder for Write-In Candidates December 01, 2007
Clerk Orr's 2008 corporate budget drops 6 percent
Expanded TIF report shows 16.6 percent jump in revenue November 15, 2007
Orr’s election package signed by governor
Lottery results for Feb. 5, 2008 ballot position November 08, 2007
Election Judge Recognition Ceremony photos
Lottery set for Nov. 8. October 31, 2007
FAQs: Candidate filing and objections
Candidate filing set for Monday October 23, 2007
2006 tax rates released
October 01, 2007
Orr releases 2007 Directory of Elected Officials
Clerk Orr unveils Sweet Home Cook County September 06, 2007
Clerk Orr’s election reforms approved by lawmakers
Lobbyists file earnings for first half of 2007 July 27, 2007
Exit survey finds satisfied voters
Race to be decided by coin flip May 02, 2007
Orr's election legislation advances
Process for discovery recounts and contested races April 19, 2007
Post-Consolidated Election schedule
Consolidated Election runs smoothly April 18, 2007
In-person absentee voting begins
Early voting set to end Thursday April 10, 2007
Orr cautions campaigns on absentee voting
Judges needed for April 17 Consolidated Election March 12, 2007
Absentee applications now available
Clerk's Office notes election improvements, speedier results February 28, 2007
Early Voting ends Thursday
Early Voting set for Consolidated Primary Election February 01, 2007
Lobbyists file earnings for second half of 2006
Orr issues first marriage license of 2007 January 02, 2007
Technical review panel set
Early voting doubles in suburban Cook County November 03, 2006
Suburban Cook passes Chicago registration totals
Grace-period registration a hit October 25, 2006
Early Voting set to begin Monday
Election judges needed for Nov. 7 general election October 03, 2006
Registration deadline looms for Nov. 7 Election
Military and overseas ballots now available September 12, 2006
Early Voting sites announced
County T.I.F. District Report released August 15, 2006
Lobbyists file earnings for the first half of 2006
Resolutions to fill vacancies finalized May 22, 2006
Democratic candidates first on ballot
Orr vows to make voting improvements April 12, 2006
New voting era to begin
Record number of primary voters March 13, 2006
Barrington voters to vote two ballots
Early Voting begins Feb. 27 February 21, 2006
Voters can request absentee ballots
Election judges needed for March 21 primary February 06, 2006
Lobbyists file earnings for the last half of 2005
Voters to try out new voting equipment February 01, 2006
First domestic partners of 2006 honored
Orr issues first marriage license of 2006 January 03, 2006
Candidate order set for March primary
Candidates to begin filing for office on Dec. 12 December 01, 2005
Early Voting plan announced
Signature collection for 2006 election begins Sept. 20 September 13, 2005
Early Voting bill approved
Voting Rights Act still needed August 08, 2005
Lobbyists file earnings for first half of 2005
Identifying suburban Cook County voters July 07, 2005
Voter turnout higher for top races
Legislature approves Early Voting June 02, 2005
Sequoia to provide new equipment
Merits of Optical Scan Voting May 26, 2005
Cook selects new voting system
Bill extending absentee ballot counting passes May 17, 2005
Referendum approval down from 10-yr average
Early voting bill passes Senate April 08, 2005
Incumbency big winner in Tuesday's elections
Orr releases first-ever referendum analysis April 01, 2005
Bilingual election judges needed for election
Orr urges suburban voters to participate April 5 March 23, 2005
Absentee voting begins for April 5 election
Registration deadline looms for April 5 election March 02, 2005
Resolving candidacy disputes fairly
Bill signed to allow more registration time February 08, 2005
Orr issues absentee warning
Lobbyists file earnings for last half of 2004 January 28, 2005
Feb. 22 primary election schedule announced
Candidate filings begin for April 5 election December 20, 2004
2004 Post-Election Report
Orr testifies at federal hearing December 07, 2004
Reforming elections
Candidates to begin filing for office on Dec. 12 December 01, 2004
Voting bill allows more registration time
County reports record low fall-off rate November 04, 2004
Clerk's office corrects legal notice
Orr issues Election Day reminders October 28, 2004
Improvements at Northwestern precincts
Students targeted in voter education October 18, 2004
High registration may forecast high turnout
Teens serve in record numbers Election Day October 14, 2004
Chinese voters get language assistance
Poll workers needed to work Election October 07, 2004
Orr announces Election Protection plan
Hours extended for last-minute voter drive October 04, 2004
Last-chance voter registration drive Oct. 2
Voters can request absentee ballots September 22, 2004
Voting easy for college students
Overseas ballots delivered by fax, e-mail September 16, 2004
Federal money to improve voting access
Registration information in five languages August 30, 2004
Identifying Suburban Cook County Voters
Lobbyists file earnings for 1st half of 2004 July 28, 2004
Making voting more convenient
Poll workers should get time off July 12, 2004
Proposals sought for new voting system
Suburban Cook conducts voter canvass May 27, 2004
Post-election analysis shows voting shift
County Clerk's two websites get overhaul April 08, 2004
Registration opens for Nov. election
Clerk's websites overhauled before election March 08, 2004
Primary registration figure highest ever
Provisional voting introduced in March 16 primary February 23, 2004
Grocery Day voter drive is Feb. 14
Election judges needed for primary election February 04, 2004
Voter registration deadline is Feb. 17
Absentee voting scheduled announced January 20, 2004
Voting information for college students
Orr issues first marriage license of 2004 January 01, 2004
Lottery determines ballot positions
Candidates to begin filing for office on Dec. 8 November 25, 2003
County's Domestic Partnership Registry begins
Governor signs election reform bill August 21, 2003
Clerk’s office design wins national award
Bill would prohibit sloganeering June 02, 2003
Clerk's office configures ballots in house
April 1 elections no joke March 24, 2003
Orr cancels absentee ballot applications
Help wanted: Bilingual election judges needed March 14, 2003
Orr wants voting made easier for seniors
Orr reminds residents to sign up to vote February 21, 2003
Suburbs hold primaries on Feb. 25
What’s on your ballot? January 24, 2003
Filing for local offices starts Jan. 13
Orr to voters: check for chads October 31, 2002
The federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) will reform how elections are conducted
First Judge program sees numbers climb October 29, 2002
Polling places in two townships moved
Clerk’s office urges voters to check for chads October 11, 2002
Voters can request absentee ballot applications
“Last Chance” Voter Drive Slated For Suburbs September 27, 2002
Orr urges commuters to take advantage of Transit Day
Internet makes it easy to sign up to vote September 12, 2002
Clerk’s office issues new voter I.D. cards
Orr reminds residents to sign up to vote before deadline July 23, 2002
Absentee ballot fraud case sends message
Orr honored for protecting voter rights July 01, 2002
Deputy registrars, teen judges score free Sox tickets
Clerk’s Office Conducts Party Lottery April 23, 2002
Orr applauds Senate passage of election bill
Election totals transmitted faster than ever April 03, 2002
New technology protects voter rights
Voters can use Internet to learn of district changes March 12, 2002
Orr announces voter rights initiatives
Orr seeks touch screen voting test February 20, 2002
Orr reminds residents to sign up to vote
Voter Education Coalition Members as of January 28, 2002 January 28, 2002
Voter education campaign planned for Chicago, suburbs
Clerk releases voter instruction video October 11, 2001
Registration tops 1.3 million in suburban Cook

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