In an effort to build momentum in the final days leading up to
Election Day, Democratic candidates competing in two of the most
hotly-contested congressional races met with supporters in Arlington
Heights on Saturday to urge voters not to wait until November 6 to cast
Early voting began in Illinois on October 22, and
totals thus far have already kept pace with the records set in 2008,
despite having one week less compared to four years ago.
October 28, more than 97,000 ballots had been cast throughout suburban
Cook County, according to the Cook County Board of Elections website, about 40 percent of the total number of early votes cast throughout all of the 2008 election.
"If voters keep turning out in such large numbers, we may reach the Early Voting record set in 2008," Cook County Clerk David Orr said in a press release.
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