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 …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Patch surveyed local Democrats and Republicans about the impact of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's selection as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate.
Illinois Democrats and Republicans both believe the selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as Mitt Romney's running mate will energize their party's voters in the 2012 presidential election. That's the general feeling gathered from the Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Ninety-three Republicans and 89 Democrats were surveyed, though only 14 and nine replied, respectively, by the time of publication. About 77 percent of Republicans who responded said they believe the Ryan selection will galvanize Illinois Republicans, while 87 percent of Democratic respondents said the choice will bring together their voters against Ryan. Read about Ryan's visit to the Iowa State Fair on Iowa City Patch. Republicans who …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Turnout for Tuesday's primary was low. Patch editors caught up with poll-goers adamant about exercising their right to step into the ballot boxes. What brought them to the polls?
Although turnout seemed low throughout the area, many south suburban residents cast ballots because of races for the GOP presidential nomination and congressional districts that were redrawn last year. For some voters, their selection in the Republican presidential primary was a matter of finding "the least of all evils." Stephen Buretz, of Frankfort, said that man was Rick Santorum. "I don't know," Buretz said. "He was the best of the worst. I wasn't decided until I stepped up there." Tinley Park election judge Barbara Lavey said she thinks the primary's turnout was hampered by voters having to declare their candidacy. She also said she believed that many democrats didn't feel they had to show up at the ballot box. "It's annoying, but it'…