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Clerk Orr Unveils Interactive Smartphone Voter Tool 

October 2, 2012

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Suburban Cook County voters can now check their smartphone to view their voter registration status, find their polling place and see their sample ballot, Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday.

“It’s quick and easy to see if you are registered to vote, where to vote on Election Day and who is on your ballot,” Orr said. “The information is at your fingertips – no need for a desktop computer, a phone call or even an app.”

With your smartphone, visit cookcountyclerk.com. The tool – available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Hindi – will automatically pop up.

Navigating the tool is simple!
   A.  Enter your last name and address OR Search by your birthday and driver’s license/state identification card
   B.  Results will include all registered voters matching that information.

A.   Search     B.   Search Results

   C.  Click on the arrow to view your polling location. An interactive Google map will provide directions from your home.
   D.  Click on the arrow to view “Sample Ballot Candidates” and “Sample Ballot Referenda.”

C.   Polling Place Map    D.   Sample Ballot

Half of American adults now have a smartphone or tablet with mobile access to the Web, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday.

“Since more Americans are using their smartphones to make life easier, I wanted to make sure finding voting information was just as convenient,” Orr said.

Voters can also access the tool by scanning the QR code featured on Cook County Clerk promotional materials, such as posters and business cards.

For Suburban Cook County residents who are unsure if they still need to register to vote or update their registration address, the smartphone tool is a handy way to check their status. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 9.

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