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Voter's Guide: Voting & Election Info

Election, registration, and resources

Register to vote

CHECK to see if you're registered to vote at your current Lake County address

FIND OUT how to register

Vernon Area Public Library is a voter registration site. Ask at the Adult Desk or call 224-543-1485. To register, you must

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old on or before the next election;
  • live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to the next election;
  • not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction; and
  • not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

Voter resources

Common Voting & Election Terms: A glossary from defining common terms. Especially helpful for new voters.

Election Calendar: Includes all upcoming election dates for Lake County, Illinois, voters.

Federal Voting Assistance Program: Voting assistance for military service members, their families, and U.S. citizens overseas.

Illinois Board of Elections: A quick and easy way to find candidate filings and general election information, and to verify if you are registered to vote in Illinois.

Lake County Clerk’s Office Voter Services: The official website of the Lake County Clerk; includes answers to frequently asked questions like “Who can register to vote?” and “Where do I vote?”

Lake County Voter Information: Get answers to frequently asked questions.

Lake County Voter Power: View your districts, voting site, and a copy of your voter registration certificate by providing basic information (name, date of birth, etc.).

Poll-watchers: Poll-watchers are official election process observers in voting sites before, during, and after voting on Election Day. A poll-watcher must have proper credentials, issued by the County Clerk, in order to observe at a voting site. Those credentials are checked by election workers at each site.

Special Voter Circumstances: Useful information on how to vote in a variety of circumstances including from a hospital or nursing home.