Illinois is a leader in expanding voter access

Tuesday, October 13th, 2014 4:15 PM State Sen. Don Harmon & Cook County Clerk David Orr Around the country, voter suppression battles are raging. But here at home, Illinois is leading the charge for voter rights and expanding ballot access. We’re guided by a simple concept: Our democracy is always stronger when more people participate. …

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Strengthening the Right to Vote

Today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee convened to address the state of the right to vote after the 2012 election. Here are my thoughts for the committee. Today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will convene to address the state of the right to vote after the 2012 election. Prompted by the long waits President Obama criticized in …

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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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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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