We encourage every citizen
to exercise their right to vote.
February 28, 2017 ::
April 4, 2017 ::
Voter registration allows qualified voters to participate
in the electoral process and exercise one of their most
Who Can Register to Vote?
To register to vote you must:
Two forms of identification are required to register through
a deputy registrar:
Be a United States citizen
Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election
(17 year old residents may register and vote in even-year
primaries if 18th birthday occurs before date of general
Live in your election precinct at least 30 days immediately
prior to an election
Not be convicted and in jail.
Not claim the right to vote anywhere else
Where and When Can I Register to Vote?
At least one of the two forms must show your name and
Only one form of identification may be a piece of mail
for a contractual service addressed and delivered to
You may register to vote:
Under federal law, citizens may apply to register to vote
by mailing in an application.
At the Lake County Clerk's office
18 N. County St, Room 101
Through a Deputy Registrar duly appointed by the County
At your local municipal or township office and other
Online, using the
Illinois Online Voter Application
on the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
(A valid Illinois drivers license or state ID is required.)
Illinois Voter Registration Application Mail-In form
Grace Period Registration
After registration closes 27 days before each election,
grace period registration is available at the Lake County
Clerk's office, 18 N County St. Waukegan. A voter who registers
or changes address during this grace period must vote at
the time of registration. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30
am – 5:00 pm.
Beginning 15 days before Election Day, grace registration
is available at any Early Voting Site. Grace registration
is also available on Election Day at the Polling Place for
your current address.
Same Day Registration
You can now register to vote at your Polling Place on Election Day. Two forms of identification will be required. One form must show your current name and address. Only one may be a piece of mail postmarked within the past 30 days.
For more info visit this web address:
Register to Vote Online
Register by Mail
Preview Your Ballot
Vote by Mail
Any registered voter in Lake
County may choose to vote early 22 days before the traditional
Election Day. Early voters are required to present
to voting officials a valid Illinois driver's license, an
Illinois identification card issued by the Secretary of
State, or any other valid government-issued identification
document containing their photograph and name. Early voting
ends the Thursday before Election Day. Each voter
has a convenient local site available for early voting.
Each household with registered voters receives a postcard
prior to the election listing early voting and Election
Day sites for the addressee.
For more info visit this
Voting by Mail
Illinois law now permits any
registered voter to receive a ballot by mail. One-time requests
for a ballot can be made via the web, by email at VotingByMail@lakecountyil.gov
or by calling (847)377-2406.
For voters who prefer not leaving the comfort of home, the
Lake County Clerk’s office offers a permanent voting by
mail program. As required by state law, voting by
mail requests cannot be processed until 40 days prior to
each Election Day. Ballots cannot be mailed any later than
the Thursday before an election. Military personnel and
voters outside the country may apply for a ballot earlier.
Voters who travel seasonally can enroll in the Snowbird
Program and specify elections and an alternate address to
which a ballot should be mailed. Those enrolled will
automatically receive a ballot by mail as specified.
Our Temporarily Absent Student Program is available
to students away at school. A student must be a registered
voter in order to enroll in the program.
Military Voters and U.S. Citizens
Residing Outside the Country
Members of the Uniformed Services and their family members
may request a ballot; Illinois law waives voter registration
requirements. To apply for a ballot by mail, the local election
official must receive your FPCA ballot request no later
days before the election.
For more info visit this
Election Day Voting
All voting sites are open from 6am to 7pm and are handicap accessible.
Your voting site is determined by your precinct number and
is listed on your red, white and blue Certificate of Voter's
Registration Card. Also included on your card are the districts
and units of government for which you are entitled to vote.
For more info visit this
The Lake County Clerk website
has complete information on voting:
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1001 North Ave
477 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL
847-266-VOTE / 847-266-8683
A copy of our report is on file at the Lake County Clerk's office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085