November 3, 2020 General Election


Lake County Offices to be Elected

  • Circuit clerk
  • Coroner
  • Recorder
  • State’s attorney
  • County Board member – Districts 1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 13 & 16
  • County Board member – District 20 (unexpired 2-year term)
  • North Shore Water Reclamation District trustee – Wards 1, 2 & 4
  • North Shore Water Reclamation District trustee – Ward 5
    (unexpired 2-year term)
  • Precinct Committeeperson (2-year term) – All precincts
Ballot Information
  • Candidate List
    List will not be final until certification is received from the IL State Board of Elections

  • Referenda
    Updated as new information becomes available

  • Track Lake County Clerk's receipt of your voted ballot by mail
    Available late September

  • Voter Information Guide
    Available late September
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 Oct. 6, 2020
  • Download PDF or online fillable form to print and mail
  • Postmarked or returned to Lake County Clerk's office on or before Oct. 6, 2020

Grace Period Registration

  • Oct. 7 to 16, 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 November 3, 2020,
  • 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

  • Due to COVID-19, we are encouraging all voters to vote by mail and avoid lines during early voting or on Election Day.  Feel safe in the comfort of your own home and vote from there.
  • Details and links 

Early Voting only at the Lake County Clerk's Office

  • Sept. 24 to Oct. 16, 2020
  • Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM
  • 18 N. County St., Waukegan

Early Voting County-wide

  • Oct. 19 to Nov. 2, 2020
  • Use any site regardless of where you live in Lake County
  • Evening and weekend hours available
  • Early voting site locator

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.