Election Results


Election Night Reporting User Guide

March 17, 2020 - General Primary

After the polls close at 7 PM and all voters in line have been served, Lake County's election judges will transmit ballot tallies directly from the 121 Election Day voting sites to the County Clerk's office. These totals are the first county results to be seen online at the clerk's website.

Immediately following the complete reporting of all Lake County's Election Day totals, tallies for the early and mailed ballots will be added to the website on election night. By statute, these ballots can only be counted in the clerk's office after Election Day polls close.

Totals for write-in candidates will be added by end of day Friday, March 20.

Per Illinois election law, election results are not final until 14 days after Election Day. There are votes to count from verified provisional ballots and mailed ballots with a postmark no later than Election Day sent by county residents, military members, or overseas citizens.

Official Election Results

Election results are unofficial until Provisional and late-arriving Vote By Mail ballots are counted 14 days after the election and the results are certified.

Uncounted Ballots (as of 3/31/20)
Total Uncounted
Election Day
Mail: Returned
Mail: Sent but not Returned

Casting of Late-Arriving Vote-By-Mail and valid Provisional ballots will be Tuesday 3/31/20.
Pollwatchers with credentials who wish to observe may call 847-377-2314.

Lake County Archived Election Results