11/21/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Early Voting Records Set

CHICAGO (STNG) -- Chicago and suburban Cook County broke their respective single-day Early Voting records Monday, according to the Cook County Board of Elections office. Cook County has a new cumulative Early Voting record and the city is on the verge of breaking the cumulative mark, a release from the clerk's office said.

Chicago had 12,200 ballots cast Monday as of 5:15 p.m. with some voters still casting ballots at various sites. The previous record was 11,971 on the last day of the program, and there is still 10 days to go in early voting, which ends Oct. 30.

In terms of total count, Chicago has more than 76,500 ballots cast in the first eight days, and on Oct. 21, the city will surpass its 18-day cumulative Early Voting record (81,690), the release said.

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