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The right to vote is fundamental to a healthy democracy. The mission of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s Voting Rights Project is to eliminate barriers to voting and civic participation, especially in underrepresented, minority and low-income communities, to ensure that each eligible citizen is able cast a ballot and make her voice heard.


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Election day registration (EDR)

In 2016, Illinois residents from every county participated in Election Day Registration (EDR), a critical tool for civic empowerment and access to the vote. Check out the chart below to see the number of voters who used EDR to register and vote on Election Day on November 8, 2016.