That means it’s time for us to exercise our right to vote and demonstrate our collective power to shape our shared future! Here is important information you need to know about voting in the upcoming elections.
Check your registration status
Once you log in to the Lake County Voter Power site, you’ll be able to take action and find lots of helpful information.
- Request a ballot by mail November election
- Track my mail ballot November elections
- What is on my ballot?
- My elected officials
- My districts
- Certificate of registration
- Voting by mail program
- Where do I vote?
- Know your ballot style
- How to cast a write-in vote
We believe it’s super important that you look at your ballots online before you go to vote in person. Ballots list a lot of candidates running for positions that are not as well known as the office of President. These may be harder (but no less important) to navigate if you haven’t done a little prep work before you go to vote.
Registering and voting in-person
Do you need to register to vote, or update your information? No problem! You can register and vote the same day at early voting sites through November 1, and at specific locations on November 2-3.
- Monday, October 19, through Sunday, November 1
Grace period voter registration will be available at every early voting site in Lake County. All locations offer weekday, evening, and weekend hours.
- Monday, November 2
Four early voting sites will remain open to voter registration applicants on Monday, November 2.
- Tuesday, November 3 (Election Day, state holiday)
Grace period voter registration will be available at your assigned neighborhood voting site (el lugar de votación de su vecindario asignado), the Lake County Main Courthouse Lobby (18 N. County St., Waukegan), and the Lake County Fairgrounds (1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake).
Election Day polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Voter registration requirements
To register to vote in the US elections, you must:
- Be a United States citizen
- Be a resident of your precinct at least 30 days before the election
- Be 18 years of age or older on or before the November 3, 2020, General Election
- Not be convicted and in jail
- Not claim the right to vote anywhere else in the United States.
In-person voter registration applicants will be required to present two forms of valid identification at time of registration. Both must include your name, and one must have a current Lake County street address.
Voting by mail
Visit Lake County’s Vote-by-Mail information portal (el portal de información de Voto por correo de Lake County) for vote-by-mail application deadlines as well as information on submitting mail-in ballots.
Due to post office processing delays, we strongly encourage vote-by-mail voters to:
- Fill out your ballot and drop it in the mail on the day it arrives. Ballots postmarked after Election Day will not be considered.
- Drop off your completed ballot at one of Lake County’s free drop box locations (uno de los buzones gratuitos).
- Drop off your completed ballot at the Lake County Clerk’s Office (18 N. County St., Waukegan) by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Together we win!
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