Election Day is coming up fast on November 8. With so much at stake—reproductive freedom, protection from gun violence, our very democracy—we all need a plan to vote.
First item on your to-do list? Make sure you’re registered to vote at your current address. If you’re not, know that you can register in person when you go to vote, either at your County Clerk’s office, at an Early Voting site, or on Election Day at your regular polling place. Just make sure you bring two pieces of identification, one of which must show your current address.
If you’re already registered, make your plan to vote.
- You can vote by mail. Before returning your ballot, be sure to sign your name in the rectangle on the lower part of the back of the envelope and to fill in the date in the space just below your signature. If you use U.S. Mail, your ballot must be postmarked by 7pm on November 8th. No postage is necessary. If you decide to use a drop box, there will be one at every Early Voting site from October 24th through November 7th. There will also be six 24-hour drop boxes. To see all Lake County drop box locations, go to lakedems.org/dropboxes. Note: There will not be any drop boxes at your designated polling place on November 8, but you will still be able to use any of the 24-hour drop boxes until 7pm.
- You can vote in person any weekday between 9am and 5pm at any of 18 Early Voting sites across the county starting October 24th. All of these sites will have Saturday hours; most will have Sunday hours; and some “extended hour” sites will also be open the day before Election Day. For a complete list of Early Voting locations and hours, go to lakedems.org/earlyvoting.
- You can vote in person on November 8th at your designated Election Day polling place. To find your designated Election Day polling place, go to lakedems.org/election.
Still have questions? Call the Democratic Voter Assistance Hotline at 847-432-VOTE (8683).