Cook County Clerk David Orr would like to remind residents of suburban Cook County who have not registered to vote that the deadline for voter registration is Tuesday, March 10. Residents must be registered by Tuesday in order to vote in the upcoming April 7 Consolidated Election.
“The many offices up for election throughout the Cook County suburbs impact residents’ lives every day,” Orr said. “The first step to make sure you have a say in how your town or school district is governed is to make sure you’re registered to vote. Especially if you have recently moved, you need to confirm you are registered at your new address.
Suburban Cook County voters can verify their registration status by using the “Your Voter Information” tool at cookcountyclerk.com. By entering their information, a voter can learn if they are registered, where to vote on April 7, and which candidates will appear on their ballot.
Any resident wishing to register in person can do so by visiting the Clerk’s downtown office, 69 W. Washington St., Fifth floor, Chicago, their municipal or township office, or one of the Clerk’s five suburban offices:
Southwest suburbs: 10220 S. 76th Ave., Room 238, Bridgeview
South suburbs: 16501 S. Kedzie Ave., Room 238, Markham
West suburbs: 1311 Maybrook Square, Room 104, Maywood
Northwest suburbs: 2121 Euclid Ave., Room 238, Rolling Meadows
North suburbs: 5600 W. Old Orchard Road, Room 149, Skokie
In order to register, applicants must have two pieces of identification, including one containing a current address. Neither needs to be a photo ID.
To qualify to vote, a resident must be a United States citizen, at least 18 years old by election day and a resident of his or her precinct for at least 30 days prior to the election. Voters who have recently moved must re-register at their current address prior to the deadline.