The Lake County Clerk is the Chief Election Authority and administers elections throughout Lake County, Illinois. Election-related services are offered to candidates, political parties, press, local units of government, voters, and the general public. Duties include implementation of voting by mail programs, early voting, and Election Day voting. Other charges include recruitment, training, and scheduling of election judges and workers. Also responsible for locating and securing all voting sites, election night result tabulation, and conducting the official canvass of elections.