Saturday, October 09, 2010

Welcome judicial voters! Too bad the election is already (mostly) over in Cook County

If you are visiting here for the first time, motivated by pending civic duty, it is my sad duty to inform you that it is already too late to choose new Cook County Circuit Court judges. With one exception, all of these were elected in the February primary. The February Democratic primary. Cook County voters taking Republican ballots, or Green Party ballots in the primary were effectively disenfranchised, at least in so far as electing judges was concerned. Scan down the sample ballot below and you'll see there is only one contested countywide judicial race in Cook County (and none in any of the subcircuits).

That one contested countywide race will be covered here tomorrow.

There is also the lengthy retention ballot to consider. There have been a number of posts here covering the retention ballot; there will be more as November approaches.

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