Campaign 2010

Oct 23, 2012

Democrats’ Ground-Game Helps Make Illinois Early Vote History

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s statewide “Illinois Votes” program helped drive the first day of in person early voting this week to record-setting levels. Headlines across Illinois show that the first day of in person early vote in every critical region drew strong turnout and DCCC reports track early voting as already surpassing pace from 2008.


On Saturday October 27th, the DCCC is hosting an Early Vote Grassroots Day of Action with phone banks, canvasses and rallies to maximize voter outreach and encourage supporters to vote in person from now until Election Day at locations in every competitive district in Illinois.  The DCCC has called more than 1 million supporters in Illinois and knocked nearly 400,000 doors with 30 staff from 12 DCCC Illinois Victory offices across the state.


Read More: Record Turnout For Early Voting Makes Headlines in Illinois


  • Record early voting turnout in Cook County. [ABC 7, 10/23/12]


  • Officials predict large early vote in Illinois. [Associated Press, 10/23/12]


  • Illinois Early Voting Begins Monday: Voting Starts At 51 Sites In Chicago. [The Huffington Post, 10/22/12]


  • Mail option could boost early voting to record levels. [Chicago Tribune, 10/22/12]


  • Early voting sets record in Cook County suburbs. [STL Today, 10/22/12]


  • Early voters start casting ballots in Rock River Valley. [Rockford Register Star, 10/22/12]


  • Early Voting Kicks off in Peoria. [WMBD, 10/22/12]


  • Durbin tells students to 'make history' as early voting opens in Illinois. [News Democrat, 10/22/12]


  • Early voting starts today. [The Daily Herald, 10/22/12]


  • Day 1 of early voting draws record numbers. [WGN TV, 10/23/12]


  • Crowds Come Out On First Day Of Early Voting. [CBS News, 10/22/12]


  • Early voting off to a strong start in McHenry Co. [The Northwest Herald, 10/23/12]


  • Lines Form For Early Voting In Rock Island Co. [KWQC News, 10/23/12]


  • More cast early ballots on first day. [The State Journal Register, 10/22/12]