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After the polls close on Tuesday, March 17, and all voters in line
by 7 PM have been served, Election Day voting site totals are the first
results to be seen online at the Lake County Clerk’s website.
<br>Immediately following the complete transmission of all Election
Day totals, early and vote by mail ballot totals will be added to the website
on election night.
<br>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 still-arriving mailed ballots postmarked no later than
Election Day sent by county residents, military members, or overseas citizens.
<br>Lake County uses the optical scan tabulating system which is
considered by many election authorities to be the most secure voting system
against cyber interference. Because the voter’s original paper ballot is
collected and secured on election night, election results can be replicated if