Cook County Jail inmates get chance to vote

Cook County Jail voter registration drive

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - On Saturday, volunteers came to the Cook County Jail to make sure that jail inmates could vote in person.

Each division of the jail was equipped with a private voting booth, an attorney, and staff from the Chicago and Cook County Board of Elections.

The group Chicago Votes has been working to register voters at the jail. The group  said that 94% of those detained at the jail are eligible to vote.