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The 'Burbs Break Voter Records

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 22, 2008 3:40PM

While city dwellers have been breaking records in early voting, suburban Cook County is on the cusp of breaking records in voter registration. As Illinois' grace period for later registration came to a close last night and registrations were still being tallied, the 'burbs were around 1.34 million registered voters; the old record is 1.4 million. Cook County Clerk David Orr expects to top that old record by about 40,000 voters. When you include Chicago, Cook County will have around 2.8 million registered voters come November 4th. No word on how many of those are goldfish.