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Evanston voter rolls shrink

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Evanston has suffered the percentage biggest drop in registered voters of any township in suburban Cook County, according to figures released by the county clerk's office.

Evanston's count of registered voters dropped 7 percent to 43,814 as of Thursday, compared to 47,062 at the same point in 2008.

For all of suburban Cook County voter registration is down just 2 percent at 1,404,927. The 2008 level set an all-time record.

County Clerk David Orr says that number will grow because several thousand registrations are still being processed and grace-period registration will continue until Nov. 3.

Nearly 900 people have registered and voted so far during the grace period.

Between 66 and 76 percent of registered voters in suburban Cook County have actually cast ballots during recent presidential elections.

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