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From Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff’s Office

Voter Registration

You must be registered with your current name and address to vote.  Check to make sure your voter registration record is correct.  Click here.

Preview your Ballot Online

Lake County registered voters can log onto and click on “What’s on my Ballot” to view online a personalized sample ballot for the March primary.
Sample ballots may be printed, marked with the voter’s choices, and taken into the voting booth for reference while voting.

Election Security

Lake County’s elections rely on an optical scan system that tabulates the filled-in ovals as the voter casts his/her completed paper ballot into the ballot bin.
This system minimizes the risk of outside cyber interference, allows the Clerk’s office to re-count the paper ballots, and gives the ability to recreate the totals in each and every race on the ballot.
By statute, the Clerk’s office must retain voted ballots for 22 months after an election.

Voting Options

You can choose the best voting method for your busy schedule – by mail, early, or on Election Day.

Vote By Mail until March 15

An application to receive a ballot by mail is required for each election before a ballot can be sent to the voter.  The Clerk’s website offers online and downloadable forms.  Your application must be received at the Clerk’s office by March 15, and your voted ballot must be postmarked by midnight on Election Day.

Early Voting begins March 5

Early voters can use any one of the 15 early voting sites around the county regardless of where they live.

Eleven of the early voting sites are open until Saturday, March 17 on weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The four other early voting sites will remain open until Monday, March 19 offering extended weekday evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours.

Complete list of locations, times, and dates.

Election Day, March 20

Voting sites are assigned and open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Registered Lake County voters can log into to find assigned location, voting site photo, and driving directions.

Unregistered residents can use our Election Day locator tool to find the designated voting site serving their address.

Voter Information Guide

The Voter Information Guide includes a complete list of all candidates and public questions appearing on the March ballot.

A listing of all early voting sites, dates, hours, and addresses is on the back cover.  Election Day voting sites are listed on pages 19 to 23.  A printed version of the guide will be delivered in many local newspapers as early as March 1.

Additional copies will also be available at Lake County park districts, libraries, and municipal or township offices.

Carla N. Wyckoff, Lake County Clerk
18 N. County Street, Room 101
Waukegan, IL 60085