March 17, 2020 General Primary Election


Lake County Offices to be Nominated

  • Circuit clerk
  • Coroner
  • Recorder
  • State’s attorney
  • County Board member – Districts 1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 13 & 16
  • North Shore Water Reclamation District trustee – Wards 1, 2 & 4

Lake County Offices to be Elected

  • Precinct committeepersons for the two major political parties
  • The City of Lake Forest alderman
Ballot Information

To see a sample ballot for your Lake County address, please enter house number, street name and zip code. Please call 847-377-VOTE if address is not found.

Voter Registration

Register online

Register in person

Register by mail

  • Available until February 18, 2020
  • Download PDF or online fillable form to print and mail
  • Postmarked or returned to Lake County Clerk's office on or before February 18, 2020

Grace Period Registration

  • February 19 to 28, 2020 at Lake County Clerk's office only
  • Available at any early voting site when open
  • Assigned neighborhood voting site on Election Day
  • You must vote at the time of registration

Registration requirements

You must:
  • be a U.S. citizen,
  • be a resident of your precinct for 30 days before Election Day,
  • be 18 years old on or before the general or consolidated election (17-year-olds may register and vote in the primary if 18th birthday is on or before the next general or consolidated election),
  • provide two forms of valid identification. Both pieces of identification must show your current name, and one must show your current Lake County physical street address.

Check your registration status


Print your personalized Certificate of Registration card

Voting Options

Vote by Mail

  • Available to any registered Lake County voter
  • Submit a completed ballot application that must be received by the Lake County Clerk's office on or before 5 PM on March 12, 2020 
  • Choose the format that's easy for you
  • Ballots mailed February 6 to March 12, 2020
  • Your voted ballot must be hand delivered to the Lake County Clerk's office by 7 PM on Election Day or may be returned via mail with a postmark no later than March 17th and received in our office by March 31st.

Early Voting only at the Lake County Clerk's Office

  • February 6 to 28, 2020
  • Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM
  • 18 N. County St., Waukegan

Early Voting County-wide

Election Day

Hospitalized or Nursing Home Voter

Military/Overseas Voter

Pollwatcher Guide
Lake County Clerk's brochure describing the qualifications and responsibilities of a pollwatcher.