Make a Plan to Vote
The all-important November 8 election gets plenty of attention, but we want to make sure fellow Democrats know about the Primary Election on June 28. Voting in the Primary Election gives you a say in which Democrats will be on the November ballot.
Democrats will face each other in several Primary Election races. To help you make a plan to vote, here’s some useful information, including key dates. We’ll update you on the location of polling places and drop boxes as soon as that information becomes available from the Lake County Clerk.
VOTING BY MAIL. Voting by mail is a good way to make sure you get to vote without having to worry that your work or travel schedule, weather, a new COVID variant, or a sick child could keep you from the polls. To request a ballot, go to the Lake County Voter Power web page and complete the form. Once you fill in your name, house number, and date of birth, you should see a screen that has election information tailored to you. Clicking on the first green button allows you to request your mail-in ballot for the June Primary Election.
VOTING IN PERSON. You can vote early at designated locations in Lake County or on Election Day at your assigned neighborhood polling place. It’s smart to have identification with you when you go to vote—just in case you have to update your registration on the spot—but you should never be asked to show your identification to vote. In Illinois, your signature, which matches the signature in your voter registration record, serves as your voter identification. If you do need to update your registration, you will need two forms of identification with your name and current physical street address.
Check these important dates as you make your voting plan for the June 28 Primary Elections. Still have questions about voting? Call 847-432-VOTE (8683).