The Role of Government in a Functioning Democracy
Cook County Clerk, David Orr will present, "The Role of Government in a Functioning Democracy." Mr. Orr serves as the chief election authority in the third largest election jurisdiction in the country. He led the fight to implement the motor voter law in Illinois, which has made it easier and more convenient for people to sign up to vote. Mr. Orr also introduced Early Voting legislation that now allows voters in Illinois to cast their ballots two weeks prior to an election and Automatic Voter Registration, bipartisan legislation that will allow your voter registration record to follow you if you move anywhere within the state of Illinois. Mr. Orr is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy.