Residents planning to vote in the March 20, 2018 General Election Primary may register to vote, or update their current voter registration, in person at Fremont Township until February 21, 2018. After that date, grace period registration then begins at CCO locations in Lake County beginning February 22, 2018. Please call Fremont Township in advance at 847-223-2847 to make sure a voter registrar will be available to assist you.
To find additional Lake County voter registration locations Click here, visit the Lake County Clerk’s election website Click here, or call the Lake County Clerk’s voter registration department at 847-377-2410.
Illinois residents may also register to vote online via the Illinois State Board of Elections voter registration portal Click here.
You must be:
- A United States citizen
- 18 years of age by the date of the next election
- A resident of your Lake County precinct address for 30 days immediately prior to an election
To register two forms of identification are required
- At least one of the two forms must show your name and current address
- Only one piece of identification may be a piece of mail for a contractual service addressed and delivered to you
Registered Voter Resources
The following Lake County registered voter/election resources are available online at LakeVoterPower.info
- Confirm your registration status and view all your personalized election information
- Print a sample ballot, beginning 40 days prior to Election Day
- Make application to receive a ballot by mail
- Track receipt of ballot, if voting by mail
- Find election day and early voting site locations including driving directions and map
- Find current representative districts
- Find current elected officials and contact information
Vote by Mail
Voting by mail is available to any registered voter, but Illinois law requires voters to complete an application for a ballot form for each election. The completed application must be received by the Lake County Clerk’s office before a ballot can be mailed to the voter. Voters can make a one-time request for an application or enroll in a convenient Vote by Mail program to automatically receive an application for a ballot for each election specified.
To receive a one-time application or enroll in the Vote by Mail program:
- Visit LakeVoterPower.info
- Email the County Clerk at VotingByMail@lakecountyil.gov
- Call 847.377.2406.
In-person early voting begins 15 days prior to Election Day. Any registered voter in Lake County may choose to vote early and is required to present valid government-issued identification containing their photograph. Each voter has a convenient local early voting site that is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Early voting ends the Saturday prior to Election Day.
To locate your early voting site, visit LakeVoterPower.info or call the Lake County Clerk’s voter services department at 847.377.2410.
Additional Voting Options
The following services are available for registered voters who cannot cast an in-person ballot:
- Snowbird Program – voters who reside in Lake County but spend part of the year outside the County. Once registered, the absentee ballot applications will automatically be mailed to the alternate address provided.
- Temporarily Absentee Student Program – students who temporarily live outside their precinct while attending school. An Application for Absentee Ballot will automatically be sent to the school address for a two-year period. Each summer the school address is confirmed.
- Permanent Vote by Mail Program – This program is intended to simplify voting for voters who wish to receive an application for ballot to the address indicated and for the elections specified. This is not a one-time request form, but a program enrollment. Enrollment in the program remains in effect until you provide notification to cancel or your voter registration becomes inactive.
- Military Voters and U.S. Citizens Residing Outside the Country – The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) provides that all active military, Merchant Marines, other uniformed services along with their eligible family members and U.S. citizens overseas may vote. Service members, their family and U.S. Citizens residing outside the country may request a ballot by completing and submitting the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Under this program, Illinois law waives voter registration requirements, but the local election official must receive the FPCA ballot request no later than 10 days before an election. Click Here to process an online FPCA application.
- Disabled Voter Program – individuals, due to a physical disability of a relatively permanent nature, who are unable to go to the polling place on Election Day. Once enrolled the voter will automatically receive an application for ballot for all elections during a five-year period.
- Resident of a Nursing Home or a Care Facility – registered voters who reside in a licensed nursing home vote either on the Friday or Saturday preceding an election.
- Curb Side Voting – any handicapped or elderly voter who is physically unable to enter the township building to cast an absentee ballot may request voting assistance outside the building (on township property), usually at curbside in a car. The voter should notify the township of this request by by calling 847-223-2840 in advance.