Friday, December 28, 2012
Paperwork gaffe costs candidate; write-in campaign considered
Running for office can be tricky and District 65 candidate Peter Kaplan just found that out the hard way. Kaplan, 42, thought he had filed all the necessary paperwork to make his initial run for elective office in a campaign to join the D65 School Board. But he found out Wednesday that because he had not given a receipt of a Statement of Economic Interest to District 65, his name has been taken off the ballot. “This was a total honest mistake,” Kaplan said. “I can only blame myself for this one. I thought I filed everything I needed to file.” Kaplan said he had filed the form with the Cook County Clerk’s Office, but the receipt of that never got in the hands of the proper authorities at D65. All of the necessary documents for candidates …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The deadline is Oct. 9 for voter registration in Illinois; here are lots of options to register. You can also sign up as a deputy registrar.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The deadline to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election is coming up in less than a month on Oct. 9. "If you want to vote on Nov. 6, you must be registered," said Cook County Clerk David Orr in a statement. "Make your mark by voting in the upcoming election." Orr's office is also organizing a voter registration drive at the suburban Cook County courthouses on Sept. 25 to coincide with National Voter Registration Day. More details will be announced on the county clerk's website. Wednesdays through Oct. 3, the Clerk's office will host walk-in hours for anyone who wants to be trained to register voters. Stop by Orr's downtown office (69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor, Chicago) Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are not needed. If …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Less than three hours after polls closed, the Cook County Clerk has reported 90 percent of voting results.
As election results flowed in throughout the evening, Cook County Clerk David Orr's office offered timely updates on their website and in their Chicago office. Reporters gathered in Orr's office from local media outlets including WGN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Offering unofficial results on scrolling screens and hard copies, the office was busy throughout the evening. Orr – who was also up for re-election – continued to work as the results came in. In less than three hours after the polls closed, Orr's office reported 90 percent of its returns, something that he called a "great thing." As results filtered in, the office experienced efficient reporting. Initial estimates indicate an expected voter …