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Posted on: March 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Vote in the April 4 Consolidated Election

The April 4 Consolidated Election gives Lake County residents some real voter power as they will be electing their local mayors, presidents, supervisors, clerks, commissioners, alderman, councilmen, and assessors. Also on the ballot will be park, library, and school board district candidates along with eight public questions.

Voter Registration
Online voter registration is available now until March 19 through the Illinois State Board of Elections at An Illinois driver’s license or state ID card is required for online registration.

Now through March 17, grace voter registration will take place at the County Clerk's Office in Waukegan. For this election only, registrants who come to the Clerk's Office will receive a ballot by mail application as ballots will not be printed until March 20. Grace voter registration also is available at any early voting site March 20 to April 3 and at the assigned Election Day voting site and the County Clerk’s Office on April 4. Voted ballots must have a postmark no later than midnight on Election Day. 

Registered voters are encouraged to log onto to confirm their registration records reflect their current name and address.

Voting Options

Vote by mail
Although March 20 is the first day April ballots will be ready for mailing, registered voters can request a ballot by mail now until March 30. Voting by mail is so easy that even a couch potato can do it!

Early voting
Early voting will begin March 20 and will run through April 3. Vote at any early voting site regardless of where you live. View the early voting sites, dates and hours.

Election Day

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 4. Use the polling place locator to find your assigned voting site.

Preview your ballot

Beginning March 15, registered Lake County voters can preview their ballot at after logging in to confirm their registration status.

Get up-to-date election information by visiting the County Clerk’s website as well as by following the County Clerk’s Office on their Facebook page and on Twitter.

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