Although fewer people voted for the presidential election in Evanston than in 2008, Evanston Township was still among the townships in suburban Cook County with the highest levels of voter turnout this year.
According to unofficial results from Cook County Clerk David Orr's office, a total of 33,150 people cast their ballots for president in Evanston this year, as compared to 35,632 in 2008. Voter turnout was 74.9 percent in Evanston this year, behind Oak Park (79.8%), River Forest (76.1%), Rich (75.7%) and New Trier (75.2%) townships, the Clerk's Office reported. Overall, voter turnout in suburban Cook County was about 69 percent on Tuesday.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden took 84.87 percent of the votes in Evanston this year, as compared to 87.13 percent in 2008. Democrats also swept the polls locally, with 9th District U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, 9th District state senate candidate Daniel Biss, 17th district house candidate Laura Fine and 18th district State Rep. Robyn Gabel all taking more than 80 percent of the vote in Evanston.
For complete coverage of all the local races, visit our 2012 Evanston election results page.