Hours extended for last-minute voter drive

October 4, 2004
Press Release

Office hours for the Cook County Clerk’s downtown office and five suburban locations will be extended until 8 p.m. on the final day of voter registration, Clerk David Orr announced today.

Tuesday, October 5, is the final day suburban Cook County and Chicago residents can register to vote in the November 2 presidential election.

Suburban Cook County residents waiting until the last day to sign up to vote can do so after regular business hours at Orr’s downtown office, 69 W. Washington St., Fifth Floor.

Residents can also visit one of the Clerk’s offices located in the five suburban Cook County courthouses:

North suburbs: 5600 W. Old Orchard Road, Room 149, Skokie

Northwest suburbs: 2121 Euclid Ave., Room 238, Rolling Meadows

West suburbs: 1311 Maybrook Square, Room 109, Maywood

South suburbs: 16501 S. Kedzie Ave., Room 238, Markham

Southwest suburbs: 10220 S. 76th Ave., Room 238, Bridgeview

Orr noted voters who have recently moved must remember to re-register at their current address. Changes in a voter’s name also requires new registration.

To register, prospective voters must present two pieces of identification, including one displaying a current address (a bill mailed to the prospective voter may serve as one form of ID).

To qualify to vote, a person must be: a U.S. citizen; at least 18 years old by Election Day (November 2); and a resident of the precinct for at least 30 days prior to the election.

Suburban voters requiring more information should call the Clerk’s Elections Department at (312) 603-0906, or visit www.voterinfonet.com. Chicago residents should call the Chicago Board of Elections at (312) 269-7900, or visit www.chicagoelections.com.