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After the polls close on Tuesday, April 2, and all voters in line by 7 PM have been served, Lake County’s election judges will transmit ballot tallies directly from the Election Day voting sites to the Lake County Clerk’s office. 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 Lake County Clerk’s office after Election Day polls close at 7 PM.
Per Illinois election law, election results are not final until 14 days after Election Day. There are votes to be counted yet from verified provisional ballots and mailed ballots with a postmark no later than Election Day sent by county residents, military members, or overseas citizens.
The election results page provides in-depth, customizable data and views as described in the online reference: Election Night Reporting User Guide. You can see a breakdown of votes for a candidate by contest and totals by vote type (early, by mail, and Election Day). Maps, bar graphs, and numerical charts illustrate the reported precincts, voter turnout, or results by precinct. Filtering functions allow you to customize and download reports in different file formats. The site contains a search function and uses a responsive design to fit the size of your viewing screen.