New Voting Equipment for Cook County Elections Paper Ballots for all Votes
Members of the LWVCC Voter Services Committee met with Edmund Michalowski, Cook County Deputy Clerk of Elections on October 15 to see the new equipment that will be used throughout suburban Cook County and Chicago starting with the March Primary. After the voter uses the touch screen to make the choices for each office, the touch screen will print out a marked ballot for the voter to check and then insert into a scanner. Voters who mark paper ballots will use this same scanner to record their votes.
Rahul Patel, Elections Information Security Officer for both the Chicago Board of Elections and the Cook County Clerk’s Office, also met with the group to discuss the security in place to insure the integrity of the elections. Having paper ballots for all votes is one way to ensure the integrity of the election.
In a Primary Election voters chose the candidates for the November Election. In Illinois voters must select a specific ballot - Democrat, Republican, Green or Independent.
Also on the ballot are the candidates in the statewide races for Governor, Sates Attorney, Comptroller, Secretary of State, and Treasurer; Representatives to the US Congress, and Legislators to the Illinois Senate and House as well as State and Township Party Committeewomen/Men.
Voting for Judges - voting will be for candidates to run in November to fill vacant Judge positions. For rating information provided by local bar associations click HERE. For more information on voting for judges click HERE.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF COOK COUNTY 332 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 634 Chicago, IL 60604