Cook County Clerk David Orr issued a statement Monday clarifying what voters may believe is an endorsement by his office of the Palatine Township Republican Team in a flyer mailed to Palatine Township homes.
"I recently became aware of a flyer that was mailed to voters in Palatine Township by the Palatine Republican Township Team (see attached). One side of the flyer shows a sample ballot, similar to what can be found on my website. However, the flyer also inappropriately uses my name, title and logo, and therefore may imply my endorsement of particular candidates. That it is not the case. As the election authority, I make it a practice never to endorse local candidates. I wanted to clarify this situation for the voters before [the] election."
The following is a statement from the Palatine Township Republican Team:
The flyer was not meant to confuse anyone nor was it meant to imply Clerk David Orr supports our team. Rather it was to show that these are the officials “punch” numbers and that this is what a residents' voting ballot will look like. The Palatine Republican Township Team regrets any confusion this may have caused.
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The primary is today, February 26. Voting begins at 6 a.m. and the polls close at 7 p.m. A total of 18 candidates are running for eight open spots on the Palatine Township board.
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