Election Services

Elections come under the jurisdiction of the Lake County Clerk's office, but the Township has a role in some election-related services. You can register to vote at the Township office. In addition, the Township clerk has certain election-related responsibilities, such as accepting the nominating petitions of candidates for township elections.

For comprehensive information on elections and voting, please see the Lake County Clerk's website. The Lake County Voter Power function allows you to look up your voter registration status, who your elected representatives are, what's on your ballot, and more.

Important Voting Information for the March 2018 Election

  • February 20 was the last day for in-person voter registration with a deputy registrar. However, online voter registration with Illinois State Board of Elections is still open and available through March 4.
  • Grace period registration is available at the Lake County Clerk’s office, 18 N. County St., Room 101, Waukegan, IL 60085 through Election Day, at any early voting site, and at the voter’s assigned Election Day voting site. Grace period registration hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm.
  • 17-year-olds can register and vote in a primary if their 18th birthday is before the next general election.
  • Early voting is open at 15 sites from March 5 to the 17th. Four of these voting sites remain open until the 19th  (Monday before Election Day) and offer extended evening and weekend hours.

See the County Clerk's website for more information. 

Registering to vote

Bring two forms of identification — one with your name and current address — to the Township office during regular office hours or to any of the other locations in the Township where registration services are offered: the North Chicago City Clerk's office, Lake Forest City Hall, or the Lake Bluff Library.

You must be a United States citizen, 18 years old by the next election (a 17-year-old can register as long as his/her birthday is on or before the date of the next election), and a resident of the voting precinct for 30 days prior to the next election.

By law, voter registration is closed for 28 days before each election and resumes shortly after the election. If you have any questions about voter registration, or to check your voter registration status, visit the Lake County Clerk's website at countyclerk.lakecountyil.gov or call the Lake County Clerk's office at 847-377-2410.

Early Voting

Voters may cast their ballots beginning on the Monday 15 days before the election and extending through the Saturday before Election Day. Early voting is available at sites that are designated by the Lake County Clerk's office. Call 847-377-2406 or visit www.VoteEarly.info for information on early voting.

Voting by Mail

Any Illinois voter is eligible to vote by mail. Voters may vote by mail as early as 40 days before an election.

Requests to receive an application to vote by mail can be sent to VotingByMail@lakecountyil.gov, or call the Lake County Clerk’s office at 847-377-2406. Those who regularly vote by mail, such as disabled persons, college students, or those with second homes, may register well in advance with the County Clerk to have an application to vote by mail sent to them. More information about voting options is available on the Lake County Clerk's website at countyclerk.lakecountyil.gov.