Last Monday, the Cook County Democratic Party was joined by Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Democratic nominee for State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, and Chair of Voter Registration Committee 35th Ward Alderman and Committeeman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, among others, to announce its voter registration drive for the upcoming Presidential election on November 8th, which will include a strong push to register Latino and African American voters by the October 11th deadline.
The goal of the voter registration drive is to register as many voters as possible before the October 11 paper deadline (October 23 online). With approximately 32% of eligible voters in Cook County unregistered, the party will focus on getting as many voters registered as possible to help defeat Donald Trump and elect the Democratic ticket in November.
The veto of Automatic Voter Registration by Governor Bruce Rauner, as well as a pending federal lawsuit regarding Same Day Voter Registration on election day has caused concern that thousands of voters will be unable to register & cast their ballot on election day (as nearly 50,000 did during the March primary).
To register quickly and easily online, please visit: www.cookcountydems.com/vote