Cook County, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Cook County Clerk David Orr and Director of Elections Jan Kralovec conducted a lottery today to determine the candidate ballot positions in the March 20, 2012 Presidential Primary Election.
Candidates competing for the same office who filed simultaneously Nov. 28 at 9 a.m., the onset of candidate filing, were included in the lottery. The lottery was comprised of 19 candidates in eight races.
At 10:30 a.m., Orr and Kralovec inserted slips of paper into pill bottles, which were tossed into a fish bowl.
The first lottery was for the Democratic contest for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner. Orr pulled out the bottle containing Stella B. Black’s name, securing for her the top ballot position. The slated candidates — Debra Shore, Kari K. Steele and Patrick Daley Thompson — were picked second, followed by Patricia Young.
All other candidates who filed to run for office after 9 a.m. on Nov. 28 through Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline will appear on the ballot according to the order in which they filed.
The list of candidates who filed will be updated periodically to reflect who has withdrawn their candidacy and whose candidancy has been challenged. In the far-right status column, a "C" means the candidate has been challenged and a "W" means they have withdrawn. Objections are due by Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.
The results of the lottery:
Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Stella B. Black
Debra Shore (Slate)
Kari K. Steele (Slate)
Patrick Daley Thompson (Slate)
Commissioner, Board of Review, 3rd District
Larry Rogers, Jr.
Chicago Ward Committeeman, 1st Ward
Jesse Ruben Juarez
Proco "Joe" Moreno
Chicago Ward Committeeman, 22nd Ward
Chicago Ward Committeeman, 31st Ward
Chicago Ward Committeeman, 32nd Ward
Commissioner, Board of Review, 1st District
Sean M. Morrison
Chicago Ward Committeeman, 42nd Ward