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Voter's Guide: Your Ballot

Election, registration, and resources

Races and candidates

These races appear on all ballots in Lake County, Illinois. Additional races for Congressional District, State Representative, and other local offices may appear on your ballot. Refer to your sample ballot for a full accounting.


President and Vice President of the United States

  • Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence (Republican) 
  • Joseph R. Biden / Kamala D. Harris (Democratic)
  • Howie Hawkins / Angela Walker (Green)
  • Gloria La Riva / Leonard Peltier (Party for Socialism and Liberation)
  • Brian Carroll / Amar Patel (American Solidarity Party)
  • Jo Jorgensen / Jeremy "Spike" Cohen (Libertarian)

DEBATES

  • First presidential debate [replay on C-SPAN]
  • Final presidential debate [replay on C-SPAN]
  • Vice Presidential debate [replay on C-SPAN]

UNITED STATES SENATOR

  • Mark C. Curran Jr. (Republican)
  • Richard J. Durbin (Democratic)
  • Willie L. Wilson (Willie Wilson Party)
  • David F. Black (Green)
  • Danny Malouf (Libertarian)

DEBATE

  • Dick Durbin (D) and Mark Curran Jr. (R) [replay, Daily Herald video]

United States House of Representatives


LAKE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CLERK

  • Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez (R)
  • Erin Cartwright Weinstein (D)

LAKE COUNTY CORONER

  • Howard Cooper (R)
  • Jennifer Banek (D)

LAKE COUNTY RECORDER

  • Emilia Czyszczon (R)
  • Mary Ellen Vanderventer (D)

LAKE COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEY

  • Michael G. "Mike" Nerheim (R)
  • Eric Rinehart (D)

Judicial retention

Illinois Bar Association Candidate Evaluations: An advisory poll of licensed attorneys recommending candidates for judicial office.


Ballot issues

These referenda appear on all ballots in Lake County, Illinois. Additional questions may appear on your ballot. Refer to your sample ballot for a full accounting.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION

The proposed amendment grants the State authority to impose higher income tax rates on higher income levels, which is how the federal government and a majority of other states do it. The amendment would remove the portion of the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution that is sometimes referred to as the "flat tax," that requires all taxes on income to be at the same rate. The amendment does not itself change tax rates. It gives the State the ability to impose higher tax rates on those with higher income levels and lower income tax rates on those with middle or lower income levels. You are asked to decide whether the proposed amendment should become a part of the Illinois Constitution.


Elimination of Recorder's Office

Shall the office of the Recorder of Lake County be eliminated on December 1, 2022, by merging that office's duties and responsibilities into the office of the County Clerk of Lake County?

 

What's on my ballot?

Your address determines the local, county, and district offices and referenda that you vote on. To see a sample copy of your ballot, visit LakeVoterPower.info. Enter your voter info, then select "What is on my ballot?"

 

Understanding Your Ballot: Mail-in Voting & Tax Referendum

Get the info you need for the 2020 election: Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor and current events expert Professor Gary Midkiff present. View this library program, on demand on YouTube.