Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

Eligible voters can register at Suburban Cook County courthouses from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

In conjunction with National Voter Registration Day, the office of Cook County Clerk David Orr has organized a countywide voter registration effort at courthouses in suburban Chicago.

To kick off the nonpartisan voter registration drive, Orr, along with County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commssioner Elizabeth Doody Gorman and volunteer deputy registrars, will be on hand at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Markham Courthouse, 16501 S. Kedzie Ave., Room 238, in Markham.

Eligible voters can register between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at any suburban Cook County courthouse (See list below). To register, prospective voters should bring two pieces of identification, including one that displays a current address.

Across the country more than 700 groups in all 50 states are participating in National Voter Registration Day. The effort’s website, NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, promotes the project’s goal – to encourage voter registration and civic engagement.

Here is a list of suburban Cook County courthouses and their phone numbers:

  • Second Municipal District Courthouse, 5600 Old Orchard Road, Room 136, Skokie; 847-470-7250
  • Third Municipal District Courthouse, 2121 Euclid Ave., Room 121, Rolling Meadows; 847-818-3000
  • Fourth Municipal District Courthouse, 1500 Maybrook Ave., Room 236, Maywood; 708-865-6040
  • Fifth Municipal District Courthouse, 10220 South 76th Ave., Room 121, Bridgeview; 708-974-6500
  • Sixth Municipal District Courthouse, 16501 South Kedzie Pkwy., Markham; 708-210-4488

Editor’s note: Information for this story is based on a press release from the office of Cook County Clerk David Orr.

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