David Orr, Cook County Clerk
         

Voting at Age 17

Thank you to the many schools and civic organizations that worked so hard to register students for the March 18, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary. Together we registered 3,554 17-year-olds and 2,085 18-year-old suburban Cook County citizens between January 1 and the close of registration on Feb. 18. We look forward to partnering with you again in the fall of 2014.  For more information contact Mark Mesle at 312.603.0988 or mark.mesle@cookcountyil.gov.

Any 17-year-old citizen who will turn 18
by November 4, 2014 can register to vote now!

Watch the "Voting at 17" video

I am 17 and I'm going to register and vote because.....

“I want to make a difference in the world.”
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Mathew, Brother Rice

“I feel it’s important for the younger generation to get involved.”
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Wilkins, Brother Rice

“My voice is important.”
- Juliana, Niles North

“17 is not too young to know and care about your community.”
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Lauryn, Niles North

“One vote can make a difference.”
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Paola, Palatine

“I know I want to make a difference in this country.”
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Taylor, Palatine

“It’s my chance to have a say.”
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Isabella, Proviso Math and Science

“I’m excited to be a part of the political system.”
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Emma, Proviso Math and Science