Part of the fun of voting is imagining that the vote makes a difference. To assist in this effort, the Cook County Clerk now emails absentee voters that their ballot has been received. Wisely, the Clerk does not include a tally of how many elections are uncontested.
Subject: Your ballot has been received
From: firstname.lastname@example.orgDate: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 12:16 pm
CASEY BRYANT MULLIGAN,
We have received your voted ballot for the November 4, 2014 Gubernatorial General Election. However, no ballots are counted until election day when all other ballot types are tallied.
Thank you for participating in our democracy. If you wish to vote by mail in a future election, please apply at cookcountyclerk.com/votebymail
Cook County Clerk’s Office
Mail Ballot Team