Orr reminds residents to sign up to vote

February 18, 2002
Press Release

Tuesday (February 19) is the final day Chicago and suburban Cook County residents can register to vote in the March 19 primary election, Cook County Clerk David Orr said today.

Suburban Cook County residents waiting until the last minute to sign up to vote can do so at: their local village or township hall, Cook County Clerk David Orr’s downtown office (69 W. Washington St., Fifth Floor), or at one of the clerk’s suburban offices located in the five suburban Cook courthouses. For more information, call (312) 603-0906.

Orr also reminds voters who have recently moved to re-register at their current address.

To register, prospective voters must present two pieces of identification, including one displaying a current address (a bill mailed to the prospective voter will suffice).

To qualify to vote, a person must be: a U.S. citizen; at least 18 years old by Election Day (March 19); and a resident of the precinct for at least 30 days prior to the election.

For more information, call the Elections Department at (312) 603-0906.