Orr reminds residents to sign up to vote before deadline

July 23, 2002
Press Release

Tuesday, Aug. 13, is the final day Chicago and suburban Cook County residents living in the 78th Illinois House District can register to vote in the Sept. 10 special election, Cook County Clerk David Orr said today.

Voters in the 78th District will select a Democratic state representative nominee in a special election recently ordered by a Cook County Circuit Court judge.

Suburban Cook County residents can sign up to vote at: their local village or township hall, the clerk’s downtown office (69 W. Washington St., Fifth Floor), or at one of the suburban offices located in the five suburban Cook County courthouses.

When registering, 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 (Sept. 10); and a resident of the precinct for at least 30 days prior to the election.

To find out if you live in the 78th District and if you are eligible to vote in the special election, visit www.voterinfonet.com or call (312) 603-0906.

To vote in the Nov. 5 general election, a person must register by Oct. 7. Orr also reminds voters who have recently moved to re-register at their current address.

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