Clerk releases voter instruction video

October 11, 2001
Press Release

The Cook County Clerk’s office is distributing a how-to-vote video in English and Spanish that helps voters understand what to expect on Election Day, Clerk David Orr announced today.

The video explains step-by-step Election Day and voting procedures from the moment a voter walks into a polling place to properly casting a vote to inserting a ballot card into the ballot counter.

"Through this video, we can help ensure that more people know how to properly cast a ballot and prepare them before they go to their polling places on November 5," Orr said. "It will serve as a major component of our voter education outreach now and in future elections."

Part of the Clerk’s voter education campaign, the video will be distributed to community and voting advocacy groups as well as local libraries, municipal and township clerks and political campaigns. The organizations will play a large part in circulating it and getting the message out to voters. It will also be sent to area cable access channels.

The video was directed, filmed and produced by Columbia College students. For more information, call Wale Abu-Bakar of the Election Department at (312) 603-0998.