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It's Voting Day, Morton Grove!

County Clerk David Orr says the turnout for early voting was higher for this election than in the past.

Morton Grove ranked in the top 10 busiest locations for early voting in the April 5 elections for suburban Cook County.

With 618 votes, the at 6101 Capulina Ave. inched above Arlington Heights, which had 615 votes. In ninth place was Melrose Park with 810 votes, while Wilmette’s Centennial Ice Rink saw the most voters, with more than 3,200 people casting early votes.

"Usually early voting, particularly in these local elections, is a good indicator of interest--more so than in the even number years when you have people running at the state, county level,” said Cook County Clerk David Orr.

"Judging by early voting turnout, it's clear there are some hot races in this election,” he added.

This year’s consolidation election for Morton Grove includes key votes for positions on the Village of Morton Grove board, the public library board and District 207 and 63 school boards.

To see a list of candidates and their profiles on Patch, .

If you’re one of the nearly 1.4 million registered voters in Cook County and you haven’t voted yet, there are more than 1,200 polling places ready to serve residents on April 5.

Open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., here’s a list of nearby polling places in Morton Grove. For the full list, visit the Cook County Clerk’s  Office website.

  • Austin Park Fieldhouse (8336 Marmora Ave.)
  • Edison School (8200 Gross Point Rd.)
  • Golf Middle School (9401 Waukegan Rd.)
  • Mansfield Park Fieldhouse (5830 Church St.)
  • Morton Grove Civic Center (6140 Dempster St.)
  • Muslim Education Center (8601 Menard Ave.)
  • National Park Fieldhouse (9325 Marion Ave.)
  • Prairie View Community Center (6834 Dempster St.)

Check back with Morton Grove Patch for coverage of election results and reactions on Tuesday evening.

Jacky Liston April 05, 2011 at 04:31 PM
Hey Carrie, Great article, very interesting stuff! Just curious - do you guys have reporters covering the precincts and will you be posting up to the minute election updates tonight (much like you did for the forums/debates)? I'm working late and won't be near a TV. Thanks for keeping us informed!
Carrie Porter April 05, 2011 at 06:38 PM
Hey Jacky, Thanks for reading. Yes, most certainly we will be doing updates throughout the night as the votes come in. The polls close at 7 p.m., so keep checking in with Patch and we'll keep you in the loop about the results and the candidates' reactions. Thanks for your interest and see you at 6 p.m. at MB Financial?
Jacky Liston April 05, 2011 at 07:51 PM
Yes, I will be there!

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