According to the Lake County Clerk, since the implementation of the National Voter Registration Act (Motor Voter), Grace Registration on Election Day, and online voter registration, the number of registered voters in Lake County has increased to an all time high of over 460,000 voters! On average, they process nearly 1200 applications each week. Wow, that’s exciting news! Despite the pandemic, we are engaged in the process and excited about exercising our right to vote.
Although Illinois is slowly reopening for public commerce, I do want to recognize that here in Fremont Township we have many residents, including a large and vulnerable senior population, who due to a variety of harmful risk factors must continue to avoid public interactions for the unforeseeable future. If you or anyone you know falls into that category, please consider the following options pertaining to online voter registration and the process for obtaining absentee/mail-in ballots.
Register at the Illinois State Board of Elections:
The following information is required to complete voter registration at https://ova.elections.il.gov/
• Your Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State ID number
• Date the license or ID was issued.
• The last four digits of your social security number.
• Your birth date
Change your Voter Registration:
Lake County residents moving from one location to another in the county can update their voter registration at www.LakeVoterPower.info. Voting by Mail in November 2020
Lake County registered voters may request a mail-in ballot by visiting: www.LakeVoterPower.info.
Registered voters can also complete the following “one-click” actions on this site:
• Confirm you are registered with current name and address
• Print a sample ballot prior to Election Day
• Submit required application to receive a ballot by mail
• Track Clerk’s receipt of ballot voting by mail
• Find Election Day and early voting site locations including driving directions and map and find current representative districts and elected officials
Early Voting (in-person) begins 40 days prior to General Election at the Lake County Clerk’s office (18 N. County, Waukegan) and opens county-wide 15 days before election day. Voters may vote at any Lake County polling site regardless of where you live. Grace Period Registration is available through election day. Thank you for your consideration. If you prefer to register in-person (by appointment only) or require assistance with either of the above online voter registration portals, please call us at 847-223-2847. We are happy to help.
Fremont Township Clerk Christina McCann