Voter Registration

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Register NOW - don't wait until it's too late!

Register by October 9 at the latest to vote in the General Election, Nov. 6, 2018

General Election     Nov 6, 2018

Early Voting: Sep 27, 2018 - Nov 5, 2018

Voter Registration Deadlines

Deadline to Register: Tuesday October 9, 2018

Voter Registration "Grace Period" Wed Oct 10, 2018 thru Election Day

Request For Absentee Ballot: In-Person Request by Mon Nov 5, 2018

Absentee Ballot Deadline: Post received by Tue Nov 20, 2018

How do I find out if I’m already registered to vote? Find out if you are already registered and your voting location at the Lake County Voter Power page.

Illinois Voter Registration Lookup - Click here to see if you are already registered to vote!

How do I find out about voting by mail? Visit or call 847-377-2314.

Each person applying for registration must provide two forms of identification.  Identification with the applicant's name, address, signature, and picture is preferred.  Applicants with questionable identification should be referred to the County Clerk.  At least one form of identification must include the applicant's physical residence address.

Acceptable forms of current (not expired) identification with present physical address include:

  • Illinois driver's license

  • State of Illinois identification card

  • Utility or contract service bill addressed to applicant at physical address postmarked no more than 30 days prior

  • Personalized check for checking account

Secondary forms of current (not expired) identification bearing the applicant's name include:

  • Valid passport

  • Military, employee, student or welfare identification card

  • Certified copy of birth certificate

  • Social security card or veteran's administration patient card

  • Civic, union or professional membership card

  • Checking cashing card

  • Library or insurance card

  • Certified copy of marriage license or divorce papers

  • Naturalization papers

For more information, visit the Lake County Clerk's web site or the McHenry County Clerk's web site

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