Election Day Information and Data for the June 28 Gubernatorial Primary

Press Release

Polls Open Tomorrow – 6AM to 7PM

More than 1.6 million suburban Cook County residents – a record number – are registered to vote in tomorrow’s Gubernatorial Primary Election, according to Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough.

Here are some statistics about tomorrow’s election:

  • 1,622,523 registered voters in suburban Cook County (1,549,688 in 2018)
  • 460 candidates in 363 contests, 25% of them contested
  • 5,000 Election Judges, working in 782 polling places (1,430 precincts)
  • 60,142 ballots cast during Early Voting (Not counting totals from the last day of Early Voting, 6/27)
  • The Township Early Voting Sites with the most voters have been: Orland – 3,147; Arlington Heights – 2,918; Schaumburg – 2,460; Northbrook – 2,311; Evanston – 2,222
  • Recent Gubernatorial Primary turnout in suburban Cook County:
           o    2018: 29.1%
           o    2014: 16.0%
           o    2010: 25.5%
           o    2006: 25.0%
           o    2002: 33.4%


A new voter registration card was included in an election information guide mailed to all registered voters last month. Voters are not required to show the card before voting, but it does list useful information including the voter’s precinct, polling location, and voting districts. Voters can also check their registration status, precinct, polling place, and sample ballot at the Clerk’s website, cookcountyclerk.com/VoterInfo.


Election data including voter registration statistics; turnout history; and Post-Election Reports from 2018 and 2014 are available at the Clerk’s website. Maps that show where voters cast specific party ballots throughout Cook County, as well as other election data from the past four elections, can be found in the Map Room section of the Clerk’s website.


Election results for suburban Cook County, not including Chicago, will be available at: cookcountyclerk.com/Results.  

After polls close on Election Night, the Cook County Clerk’s Office tabulates and displays unofficial vote totals that include: all Early Votes; all Mail Ballots received by Election Day; and all ballots cast in the precincts on Election Day. Precinct and township-level results are not available on Election Night.

After polls close on Election Day, the Clerk’s Office tabulates all Mail Ballots received within two weeks of Election Day if they are postmarked by June 28 and all provisional ballots that are verified. By statute, Illinois election authorities have up to three weeks to certify election results.


Members of the media do not need a paper credential provided by the Clerk's Office to visit, film or photograph suburban Cook County precincts. However, Election Judges will require news reporters, photographers, and TV crews to show a government-issued or company identification card. Please remember interviews cannot be conducted inside the polling place.


The Clerk’s Office offers the following Election Day hotlines:

  • English: 312.603.0906
  • Spanish: (312) 603-6767 
  • Tagalog: (312) 603-6742
  • Chinese-Speaking Hotline (312) 603-6769
  • Korean-Speaking Hotline (312) 603-6745
  • Hindi-Speaking Hotline (312) 603-6743
  • Polish-Speaking Hotline (312) 603-6770
  • Russian-Speaking Hotline (312) 603-6751
  • Ukrainian-Speaking Hotline (312) 603-6752
  • Arabic-Speaking Hotline (312) 603-6747
  • Gujarati-Speaking Hotline (312) 603-6746
  • Urdu-Speaking Hotline (312) 603-6748
  • TDD: 312.603.0902
  • Voters with disabilities: 312.603.0944
  • Legal hotline to report fraud and irregularities: 312.603.0236 

Throughout Election Day be sure to follow the Clerk’s Office on Facebook and Twitter for updates, information, and more. 


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