Suburban Cook voters star in promotional video
Suburban Cook County voters don’t like to leave their polling places before they get an “I Voted!” sticker, and they will get a newly redesigned sticker after casting their ballots for the April 7 Consolidated Election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday.
“Suburban Cook County voters love to show their civic pride to the world by wearing their ‘I Voted!’ stickers,” Orr said. “These dynamic and patriotic stickers will be in great demand this election, but you can only get one if you vote!”
The Clerk’s Office last designed a new “I Voted!” sticker for suburban Cook County voters in 2002.
The red, white, and blue stickers say “I Voted!” in the center, with “in Cook County” repeated both vertically and horizontally above and beneath the middle area. “I Voted!” is also displayed in Chinese, Spanish, and Hindi, the three languages required by the federal Voting Rights Act. Reflecting the region’s diverse population, the stickers are now multilingual like the stickers of other large jurisdictions, including Los Angeles County, Baltimore, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
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The new stickers were unveiled in a video, produced by the Clerk’s office, which features actual voters throughout suburban Cook County slapping the new sticker on themselves, with some of them proclaiming proudly, “I voted in Cook County!” The video is viewable on the Clerk’s YouTube page.
“The stickers also help bring attention to an election with historically low turnout,” Orr said. “Whether they get their sticker during Early Voting or on April 7, I encourage voters to wear these stickers after they vote, and even share photos of the stickers on social media, to build Election Day enthusiasm.”
Early Voting for the April 7 election began on Monday, March 23. Voters can find more information on the election on the Clerk's website.