Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough

Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough The Cook County Clerk serves as the chief election authority for the entire county, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the nation.

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Our Real Estate and Tax Services can help you if you have any questions about unpaid taxes, redemption, or maps of taxin...
03/29/2021

Our Real Estate and Tax Services can help you if you have any questions about unpaid taxes, redemption, or maps of taxing districts in the county.

For more information just visit: cookcountyclerk.com/taxes

Mail ballot applications are now available. Apply today!For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/votebymail
03/28/2021

Mail ballot applications are now available. Apply today!

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/votebymail

03/25/2021
Work on Election Day

The Cook County Clerk’s office is looking for people to work the April 6 Consolidated Election!

There are two positions to choose from Election Judges and Polling Place Technicians.

Come be a part of democracy by working on Election Day and get paid to do it.

For more information about applying to be a poll worker visit cookcountyclerk.com/work.

#Weddings can be stressful. Getting your #marriage license? Easy. Here’s how: cookcountyclerk.com/marriage
03/23/2021

#Weddings can be stressful. Getting your #marriage license? Easy. Here’s how: cookcountyclerk.com/marriage

Today is the first day of expanded Early Voting in suburban #CookCounty!Swing by any of our 53 Early Voting sites and ge...
03/22/2021

Today is the first day of expanded Early Voting in suburban #CookCounty!

Swing by any of our 53 Early Voting sites and get your "I Voted" sticker for the April 6 Consolidated Election today!

To find an #EarlyVoting site near you visit: cookcountyclerk.com/EV. #twill

Starting a new business?  Illinois law requires that you register your assumed business name with the Cook County Clerk’...
03/22/2021

Starting a new business? Illinois law requires that you register your assumed business name with the Cook County Clerk’s Bureau of Vital Records. So, stop by and we’ll help you legally license your new endeavor!

For more information on how obtain you assumed business name visit: cookcountyclerk.com/business

03/19/2021
Black History Month 'Lunch and Learn' Speaker Series with Professor Stanford Lewis

ICYMI: I had a wonderful time last month with the Maywood Proviso Rotary Club!

Many thanks to our featured speaker, Professor Stanford Lewis, who shared poetic pieces about Maywood’s favorite son Fred Hampton and Congressman John Lewis.

https://youtu.be/R5YMhnuVvr0

This official Clerk's Office video is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use by the subject(s) featured in t...

03/18/2021
Women's History Month Lunch and Learn Speaker Series with Dr. Phyllis West

I had a wonderful time today with the Maywood Proviso Rotary Club!

Thank you to our speaker, Phyllis West, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Governors State University’s Department of Social Work & former Assistant Health Officer with @CookCoHealth.

https://youtu.be/nDYETSRAzlM

Dr. Phyllis West is a University Lecturer Senior Status in the Department of Social Work at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois (thirty m...

New parents – Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth
03/17/2021

New parents – Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

I was proud to be joined by Orland Township Supervisor, Paul O’Grady at the Orland Chateau Bingo today to present Caryl ...
03/16/2021

I was proud to be joined by Orland Township Supervisor, Paul O’Grady at the Orland Chateau Bingo today to present Caryl Tietz with a commemorative certificate for her more than six decades of service as an Election Judge!

03/16/2021

Watch live as Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough recognizes Caryl Tietz, an Election Judge who has served suburban Cook for more than six decades.

They are joined by Orland Township Supervisor, Paul O’Grady at the Orland Chateau Bingo to present Tietz with a commemorative certificate and more for her many years of service.

03/16/2021
Work on Election Day

We need Election Judges this election. Get involved and get paid at the same time. For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/work

Participate in this election by registering to vote. Register online now: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV
03/10/2021

Participate in this election by registering to vote. Register online now: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: co...
03/09/2021

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

Do good. Get paid. Be a poll worker!Participate in your #democracy this year by working the April 6 Election!For more in...
03/08/2021

Do good. Get paid. Be a poll worker!

Participate in your #democracy this year by working the April 6 Election!

For more information visit: http://cookcountyclerk.com/work.

03/05/2021
Work on Election Day

The Cook County Clerk’s office is looking for people to work the April 6th Consolidated Election!

There are two positions to choose from Election Judges and Polling Place Technicians.

Come be a part of democracy by working on Election Day and get paid to do it.

For more information about applying to be a poll worker visit cookcountyclerk.com/work.

#PoliticalScience majors: we know you enjoy studying #democracy – how about getting paid to be a part of it by working t...
03/03/2021

#PoliticalScience majors: we know you enjoy studying #democracy – how about getting paid to be a part of it by working the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election?

To apply to work as an Election Judge or Polling Place Tech, visit: http://cookcountyclerk.com/judges. #twill

The Cook County Clerk’s offices is closed today for Pulaski Day. We will resume normal hours tomorrow 8:30 am.
03/01/2021

The Cook County Clerk’s offices is closed today for Pulaski Day. We will resume normal hours tomorrow 8:30 am.

02/24/2021
Register to Vote

Registering to vote has never been easier. Save time, register online!

For more information how to register to vote visit: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV

The Consolidated Election may not be until April 6, but there's still plenty of time to become an Election Judge or Poll...
02/23/2021

The Consolidated Election may not be until April 6, but there's still plenty of time to become an Election Judge or Polling Place Tech on Election Day!

Want to get paid $200-$365 to help your community?

Apply at http://cookcountyclerk.com/work today!

The Post-Election Report for the record-breaking 2020 Presidential Election is now available online! Check out all the #...
02/22/2021

The Post-Election Report for the record-breaking 2020 Presidential Election is now available online!

Check out all the #data, #analysis & more at: http://bit.ly/2ZqLJ4H

The Consolidated Election may not be until April 6, but there's still plenty of time to become an Election Judge or Poll...
02/19/2021

The Consolidated Election may not be until April 6, but there's still plenty of time to become an Election Judge or Polling Place Tech on Election Day!

Want to get paid $200-$365 to help your community?

Apply at http://cookcountyclerk.com/work today!

02/18/2021
Black History Month 'Lunch and Learn' Speaker Series with Alex Sims

I had a wonderful time today with the Maywood Proviso Rotary Club!

Thank you to our featured speaker, Alexandra Sims, Political Consultant, President of APS Public Affairs, and co-founder of “The Black Bench,” a Chicago-based training program.

This week’s topic – developing Black leadership for the 21st Century.

The Post-Election Report for the record-breaking 2020 Presidential Election is now available online!Check out all the da...
02/18/2021

The Post-Election Report for the record-breaking 2020 Presidential Election is now available online!

Check out all the data, analysis & more from the November Election at: bit.ly/2ZqLJ4H.

If you’ve changed addresses since the last election, make sure you re-register to vote! Find out how here: cookcountycle...
02/17/2021

If you’ve changed addresses since the last election, make sure you re-register to vote! Find out how here: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV

The Consolidated Election may not be until April 6, but there's still plenty of time to become an Election Judge or Poll...
02/16/2021

The Consolidated Election may not be until April 6, but there's still plenty of time to become an Election Judge or Polling Place Tech on Election Day!

Want to get paid $200-$365 to help your community?

Apply at http://cookcountyclerk.com/work today!

The Cook County Clerk’s Office would like to wish everyone a Happy Presidents' Day!  Just a friendly reminder that our o...
02/15/2021

The Cook County Clerk’s Office would like to wish everyone a Happy Presidents' Day!

Just a friendly reminder that our office locations will be closed this Monday, February 15 and will reopen for normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 16.

02/12/2021
I had a wonderful time this past Thursday with the Maywood Proviso Rotary Club!

Thank you to our featured speaker, Senator Kimberly Lightford who discussed the 2021 groundbreaking legislation awaiting the Governor’s signature, “Four Pillars of Policy,” addressing criminal justice reform, police accountability, education, economic access, and healthcare.

I had a wonderful time this past Thursday with the Maywood Proviso Rotary Club!

Thank you to our featured speaker, Senator Kimberly Lightford who discussed the 2021 groundbreaking legislation awaiting the Governor’s signature, “Four Pillars of Policy,” addressing criminal justice reform, police accountability, education, economic access, and healthcare.

We’d just like to offer a friendly reminder that our offices will be closed today, February 12 to commemorate President ...
02/12/2021

We’d just like to offer a friendly reminder that our offices will be closed today, February 12 to commemorate President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday.

Our office will reopen for normal business hours Tuesday, February 16. Thank you for your understanding.

Just a friendly reminder that the Cook County Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February ...
02/11/2021

Just a friendly reminder that the Cook County Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15 for Presidents Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents' Day, respectively.

We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, February 16.

02/11/2021
Online Voter Registration

Registering to vote has never been easier. Save time, register online!

For more information how to register to vote visit: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV

The February & April Consolidated Elections are just around the corner!Join thousands of people from across #CookCounty ...
02/10/2021

The February & April Consolidated Elections are just around the corner!

Join thousands of people from across #CookCounty by participating in our #democracy as an Election Judge ($200) or Polling Place Tech ($365)!

For more information, visit: http://cookcountyclerk.com/work.

It was a privilege to have known and worked with Supremes Motown Legend Mary Wilson.  Proud to have worked with her to p...
02/09/2021

It was a privilege to have known and worked with Supremes Motown Legend Mary Wilson. Proud to have worked with her to pass the Illinois Truth in Music Advertising Act. A legendary artist who fought to break down social, racial and gender barriers. May she Rest in Peace

Getting married soon? You will need your marriage license. We’ve got all the info you need, just visit:  cookcountyclerk...
02/09/2021

Getting married soon? You will need your marriage license. We’ve got all the info you need, just visit: cookcountyclerk.com/marriage

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The Cook County Clerk serves as the chief election authority for the entire county, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the nation. Along with administering elections in suburban Cook County, the Clerk's office maintains birth, marriage and death records, assists property owners in redeeming delinquent taxes, and records the activity of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

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Why are mail in ballots for the April 6 election not being mailed out from Cook County until the end of March? Found out from our Village of Alsip that this is the case and we are being told we can still go to do early voting beginning March 22 or go to the polls on election day. The purpose of mail in ballots is to avoid going to the polls, especially due to the pandemic Please help me and others who requested a mail in ballot over a month ago understand this delay.
I've been trying to get in touch with the vital records office for weeks now and no has responded to my emails or calls. I really need some critical documents and I don't know what else to do. Is there any way someone could help here?
I tweeted this message, but also trying here since I have been calling 312.603.5652 five times since 2/16 & rings w/no answer. It's about a computer glitch on my dba form that needs an insert. Your website's form removed my middle name for my dba and clerks sent back my Notice of Amendments form asking for name change for me since my middle name is missing. Now getting email daily that file will be closed and I have to repay. I need a working telephone or email to straighten this simple issue out, and your office has no contact alternative to the non-responsive number. Please have clerk call me ASAP. Thanks! In a DM, I can provide file number and other info.
Hello! Do you know when mail in ballots will start appearing in the election results? I'm following the Berwyn election and it looks like the votes haven't been updated since Tuesday night. Really hoping the mail-in ballots help my candidates!
I am waiting for a response to my message to you last week regarding the double charge of $47.45_on 8-6-2020 which I didn't receive as on11-16-2020 which I did receive my birth certificate. I contacted your office many times already and don't get a reply. I am 83 years old and would like some help with this as I am very low income. I've sent proof of anything you requested. Please reply.Martin Connolly. 129 S. Curtis St. Unit 1111, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. 262-215-5158
Join us for a great presentation at our virtual American Legion Post!
Hello. I have been trying to figure out where our deed is. We paid off our house in June 2020. The mortgage company sent in their paperwork showing this happened. So when do we get the deed?
Why was money taken from my check and put into a pension?
How long does it take to get a certified marriage certificate once the form & check are received?
Hi - I'm trying to reach someone in the Cook County Clerk's office regarding registering an assumed business name. The user name and password link DOES NOT WORK and Miss Brown's mail box is full so I can't leave a mesasge. I have attempted to change my password 4 times. I've gotten the link followed your directions but keep getting message username and/or password does not work. These are my tax dollars at work obviously. Who do I call to get this handled?
Madame Clerk - Can you please tell me why I have yet to be paid for working as an Election Judge on November 3, 2020? I have been paid for working Early Voting for the election. Calls and emails to the County have gone unanswered. Even though I filled out employment paperwork previously, I completed it again and faxed it to the County (It seems irresponsible to me that the County actually suggested the information be emailed, personal information should never go through email). Wouldn't you agree that waiting 45 days to be paid is too long?
Will you open website to request mail-in ballot for February 23, 2021 consolidated election?