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Voter Turnout in New Trier Township Among Top 5 in Suburban Cook County

New Trier Township had one of the highest levels of voter turnout in suburban Cook County this year.

Although fewer people voted for the presidential election in New Trier Township than in 2008, New Trier was still among the townships in suburban Cook County with the highest levels of voter turnout this year. 

According to unofficial results from Cook County Clerk David Orr's office, a total of 972,272, cast their ballots for president in New Trier Township on Tuesday, compared to 1,056,242 in 2008.

Voter turnout was 75.2 percent, behind Oak Park (79.8%), River Forest (76.1%), and Rich (75.7%). Evanston Township took the fifth spot for high voter turnout with 74.9 percent, the Clerk's Office reported. Overall, voter turnout in suburban Cook County was about 69 percent on Tuesday. 

Barack Obama and Joe Biden took 53.82 percent of the votes in New Trier this year, compared to 63.26 percent in 2008. 

Democrats also swept the polls locally, with 9th District U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, 10th Congressional district candidate Brad Schneider, 9th district state senate candidate Daniel Biss, 29th district state senate candidate Julie Morrison, and 58th district state house candidate Scott Drury all taking the majority of votes.

For complete coverage of all the local races, visit:

  • Wilmette-Kenilworth Election Results Round-Up

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