Early Voting Available at Frederick T. Owens Village Hall

Early Voting Available at Frederick T. Owens Village Hall
Posted on 09/29/2010

The Orland Park Village Clerk's Office will offer early voting for the November 2 General Election for all registered suburban Cook County voters October 12 through October 28, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

"Orland Park's participation in early voting has always been successful," said Orland Park Village Clerk David Maher. "We have drawn the highest number of early voters for all of suburban Cook County for the last few elections," he added.

Offices being considered this fall include United States senators and representatives, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state comptroller, state treasurer, state senators and state representatives. Cook County offices up for consideration include board president, commissioners, assessor, clerk, treasurer and sheriff. Appellate and Circuit Court judicial seats are being filled as are some seats for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, as well as the regional superintendent of schools.

"The Cook County Clerk's Office making early voting available is a great service for voters of all ages," Maher said. "Beginning October 12, registered suburban voters will have two weeks, including Saturdays, to cast their ballots, making it very convenient for everyone," he said.

To vote early at Orland Park's Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, registered suburban Cook County voters must present government issued identification, i.e., a valid driver's license or state identification card.

In-person absentee voting is no longer available in the Orland Park Village Clerk's Office; however, applications to receive absentee ballots by mail are available or can be downloaded from the Clerk's Office area on the village's website at www.orland-park.il.us.

"Absentee voting is not available at the Clerk's Office. This is why we're encouraging suburban Cook County voters to take advantage of the Early Voting Program," said Deputy Village Clerk Joe LaMargo.

Absentee voting by mail is available for those unable to participate in early voting or go to the polls on Election Day. "Parents whose kids are away at college can ask that an absentee ballot be mailed to them," Maher said. Absentee voting is also convenient for homebound voters.

Orland Park's Village Clerk's Office is located off the main lobby of the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

Further information or to request that an absentee ballot be mailed to a Cook County voter, either homebound or out of town is available by calling the Orland Park Village Clerk's Office at 708/403-6150.