BALLOTS ARE READY FOR THE MARCH 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION
Registered voters can now preview and print a sample of their March 2018 primary ballot or complete an online vote by mail application.
Candidate certification and ballot printing were delayed because of pending legal review of an attorney general candidate.
Those wishing to vote in the March 20th primary and need to register for the first time or update their current record may register with a deputy registrar until February 20.
Lake County's newest deputy registrars attended training and were taught how to distribute and accept completed voter registration applications from any Illinois qualified resident. An Illinois deputy registrar must meet all voter registration qualifications and be appointed by a certified organization such as a township or municipal office.
Find a convenient place to register at the link below.
Objection Appeal Hearing Delays Voting
An objection appeal by an Illinois attorney general candidate is being reviewed by the courts. Only after this objection appeal has been resolved can the state send a final certified candidate list to all Illinois election authorities. As a result, in-person early voting at the Clerk’s office and voting by mail throughout the entire state of Illinois will be delayed until around February 16.
Read the full press release by clicking on the article below.
Planning a Valentine’s Day Marriage Ceremony?
To marry in Lake County on February 14, couples must apply together in-person for a license in the county clerk’s office before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 and present valid identification. If either party has been divorced in the last six months, a certified copy of the dissolution is required.
Be sure to stop at our photo booth and take your selfie!...
County Clerk’s Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 5 pm
Friday 1/26 8:30 am to 7 pm
2/2 8:30 am to 7 pm
2/9 8:30 am to 5 pm
2/16 8:30 am to 7 pm
Registered Lake County voters can now complete an application to request a ballot by mail for the March 20, 2018 primary election.
First day Lake County Clerk can mail ballots to voters
Last day to request a ballot by mail
Voted ballots must be postmarked by midnight on Election Day
To get an application:
Observe the candidate name order lottery at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2017 in the lobby of the Lake County Courthouse and Administrative Complex, 18 North County Street, Waukegan, Illinois.
A lottery is required to determine the order of the candidates’ names on the primary ballot when two or more established political party candidates from the same party file nominating papers for the identical office at 8:30 am on the first day or the last hour of last day of filing. The filing period for the March primary was November 27 to December 4, 2017.
On this first day to file candidacy papers for the March 2018 primary election, many contenders waited in line before the clerk’s office opened this morning.
A list of those who filed will be posted at LakeCountyClerk.info after 5 pm today and will be updated as other candidates file. The last day to file is December 4.
The Clerk's office will be closed on Thursday and Friday (11/23 and 11/24) for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, 11/27, for the first day of candidate filing.
In Highland Park on October 30, former State Senator Susan Garrett moderated the Forum on Integrity and Accountability in the 2018 Elections.
Featured panelists (left to right) were Colin Williams, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform; Brent Davis, Illinois State Board of Elections; Lake County Clerk Carla N. Wyckoff, and Illinois Senator Terry Link, 30th District.
The forum was well attended, and active audience participation generated lively discussion on current key topics.