David Orr & Chicago Fire Registration Drive

Orr, Chicago Fire & Reavis High register voters For Immediate Release: Sept. 19, 2012 Clerk David Orr and the Chicago Fire’s Jay Nolly visited a Reavis High School soccer practice Wednesday afternoon to promote voter registration and urge students to get involved in the Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election. “If you don’t participate, it’s like …

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David Orr Interview on Chicago Tonight 2/27/2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62wmN2XDluk We’re on the verge of the March Primaries, but Cook County Clerk David Orr says voter registration is up in suburban Cook County—but not by much. Registration went down in the city of Chicago, he says, and there’s not much interest in the primary. But why? With early voting now underway, Chicago Tonight spoke with David …

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Orr saves taxpayers another million dollars

Clerk Orr to save $1 million with precinct reductions 2012 election budget request 11% less than 2008 For Immediate Release: Nov. 1, 2011 Suburban Cook County will have 14 percent fewer precincts in 2012 – for an estimated $1 million savings – due to Clerk David Orr’s continued effort to streamline elections. Orr’s measure, approved unanimously Tuesday …

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How the World Votes

As Americans, we are proud of the strides we have made over time to extend the voting franchise to all citizens, however halting these steps may have been. Yet in late July when I traveled to Brussels, Belgium for an international conference of election authorities (no taxpayer money involved) I was reminded that we have …

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Ballot Access

County clerk: increase ballot access May 05, 2010 Like Eric Zorn (“Dump the petitions, lower the bar“) I’m in favor of increased ballot access. Should there be some threshold all candidates must meet before their name appears on the ballot? Absolutely. But the current system vastly favors incumbents, party insiders and wealthy candidates. They know …

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Future of Election Administration

  Listen & read Orr’s speech on the future of election administration   Monday, July 20, 2009 On July 8, 2009, Cook County Clerk David Orr gave a speech on the future of election administration during the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials, and Treasurers’ annual conference in Spokane, Wash. The text of the …

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