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Voter's Guide: Voting & Election Info

Election, registration, and resources

Election results

VIEW official results of the November 3, 2020, election in Lake County

Local media

Chicago Tribune

Daily Herald


National media

The Associated Press will not predict a winner of the presidential election or name an apparent winner. The AP, a global news organization, will make the call only when it is certain — just as it has in every U.S. election since 1848.

AP News Election Hub

Explainer: States still in play and what makes them that way (AP)

Why the media are reporting different election results (The Guardian)


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.