Republicans in suburban Cook County cast 44 percent more Early Voting ballots for Tuesday’s Presidential Primary than during Early Voting in 2008, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced on March 16. 

He reported that 36,990 residents of Cook County cast early votes, 22,374 of whom were Republicans and 14,278 were Democrats.

 Clerk Orr’s office reported that 1,515 persons cast early votes at the Evanston Civic Center.