CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County Clerk David Orr said expanding early voting into next week has been good for the voters, but a little hard on his elections staff.
Early voting continues up until 5 p.m. Monday, right before Tuesday’s election day.READ MORE: Police Seeking 2 Men Who Carjacked Woman And Family Members During A Delivery in Ford Heights
Cook County David Orr is a big supporter of early voting, but said this is at least a day too long. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.
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“I’d like to make things as convenient as possible,” Orr said. “That is probably stretching it a bit too far. I am not sure if that is really necessary. Going to Monday, remember for security reasons and so forth, we have to collect all of these cartridges, all this equipment, and that is all taking place when people need to be going to bed early.”
Because the election staff must be back at work at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning to get the full election day under way.MORE NEWS: ISP Arrest Man For Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery On I-290
“It is an extraordinary task,” Orr said. “In all the years I have been running the elections I have never seen anything like this. This is extraordinarily challenging. Our people are hanging in there. Working very long hours and hoping no one get sick. We like the idea of providing a lot of opportunities for voters, even though it makes our work very tough.”