February 23, 2021 Primary Election Information

February 8, 2021
Press Release

Berwyn, Calumet City, Dolton, Cicero, Evanston, Lynnwood, Norridge & Riverdale hold Primaries


Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough reminds voters that Tuesday, February 23 is Election Day in eight suburban Cook County municipalities – Berwyn, Calumet City, Dolton, Cicero, Evanston, Lynnwood, Norridge and Riverdale. These towns, along with Berwyn Township, are the only suburban Cook County jurisdictions with Consolidated Primary Elections.

There are 185,091 registered voters eligible to vote in the primary elections from throughout the eight municipalities and one township. Residents who are unsure if they are able to vote can use the Your Voter Information tool on the Clerk’s website to check a sample ballot and find their polling place. Any voters not registered to vote by Election Day may register and vote at their home precinct only, via Election Day Registration. In order to register and vote during Early Voting or on Election Day, voters must bring two pieces of identification, one with a current address, to the polling place. Early Voting hours and locations can be found on the Clerk’s website. Polls will be open on Election Day, February 23, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Contests by party
  • City of Berwyn (Democratic): Mayor, Clerk & Alderman wards 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8  
  • City of Calumet City (Democratic):  Alderman Wards 2, 4, 6 & 7 
  • Village of Dolton (Democratic): Mayor, Clerk & Trustee  
  • Village of Lynwood (Democratic):  President, Clerk & Trustee 
  • Village of Riverdale (Democratic):  President   
  • Berwyn Township (Democratic):  Supervisor 
  • Village of Norridge (Norridge Improvement Party) Trustee
  • Town of Cicero (Nonpartisan): President, Clerk, Supervisor, Assessor, Collector & Trustee
  • City of Evanston (Nonpartisan): Mayor, Clerk and Alderman Wards 4 & 8 
Voters in a total of 182 suburban Cook County precincts are eligible to vote in this month’s primary. The 2019 Consolidated Primary had five contests in 87 precincts. Combined turnout in 2019 was 17 percent, or just over 10,900 voters. The 2017 Consolidated Primary, with 27 contests and 172 precincts, had 20 percent turnout, or about 24,200 total voters.
The suburban Consolidated Election will be held on Tuesday, April 6.
Election ResultsSuburban Cook County election results will be available after polls close at the Clerk’s online results page.

Media CredentialsMembers of the media will not need a paper credential provided by the Clerk’s office.  However, election judges will require news reporters, photographers and TV crews to show a government-issued or company identification card. Please remember that interviews cannot be conducted inside the polling place.

Suburban Cook County Election Day Phone Numbers
Voter help line – English 312.603.0906
Voter help line - Spanish 312.603.6767
Help line for voters with disabilities 312.603.0929
TDD (for voters with hearing disabilities) 312.603.0902
Legal hotline 312.603.0236