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Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and Cook County Clerk David Orr will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting discussion of the changes to election law that will impact suburban elections this fall.  

The Town Hall Meeting will discuss recent changes to the law including: 1) election day voter registration at limited sites; 2) longer hours for early voting’s final week; 3) identification requirements for people who register and vote on the same day; 4) the state’s newly-launched online voter registration system (available at https://ova.elections.il.gov/); and 5) a campus-based voting option for some Illinois university students who want to register and vote on election day.  

Commissioner Suffredin and Clerk Orr will be discussing these changes at a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, July 14th from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. The Town Hall will be held at the Wilmette Park District Community Recreation Center at 3000 Glenview Road, in Wilmette, Illinois. Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss and Representatives Lou Lang, Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel are co-sponsoring the event.  

“It is important for Cook County residents to understand the upcoming changes to our election law and how it will affect voting in November,” said Commissioner Suffredin. “I urge all of our citizens to gain as much information as possible about these improvements to our system.”  

“The most exciting part of the new law is election day registration-a pilot program available at selected sites. In the future, we hope to implement it in our regular precincts, county-wide. This, plus extended early voting hours and Illinois’ online voter registration, are sure steps forward for voter participation,” said Clerk Orr.  

For more information, please contact the Office of Commissioner Suffredin at 847-864-1209.