Voting & Election Information

Voting Information

Voter registration allows qualified voters to participate in the electoral process and exercise one of their most basic rights. Please visit the Office of the County Clerk’s website to view frequently asked questions, candidate services, election calendar, election results, election workers, press power and voter services.  

Contact Information Regular Hours
Robin M. O’Connor Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lake County Clerk Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
18 North County Street, Room 101
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Phone: (847) 377-2400
Fax: (847) 984-5822

Voter Services

Voter Power

Please visit the Voter Power website to find out where to vote, who your elected officials are, what district you’re in, how to cast a write-in vote, print your Certificate of Registration and more.

Voter Registration
o register to vote you must:
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election (17 year old residents may register and vote in even-year primaries if 18th birthday occurs before date of general election)
  • Live in your election precinct at least 30 days immediately prior to an election
  • Not be convicted and in jail
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere else

Two forms of identification are required to register through a deputy registrar:
  • At least one of the two forms must show your name and current address
  • Only one form of identification may be a piece of mail for a contractual service addressed and delivered to you

Where and When Can I Register to Vote?
You may register to vote:
  • At the Lake County Clerk's Office
  • Through a Deputy Registrar duly appointed by the County Clerk 
  • At your local municipal or township office and other local agencies.  Hawthorn Woods Village Hall is an official place of voter registration.  Please register to vote with us at Village Hall, 2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047.  We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    • Voter registration at Village Hall closed on March 5, 2019 for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election, and will re-open on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
  • Online, using the Illinois Online Voter Application on the Illinois State Board of Elections website.  A valid Illinois driver's license or State ID is required.
Registration is open all year throughout Lake County except during the 27 days preceding an election. Registration reopens the second day following an election.

Voting Options
All registered Lake County voters are eligible to vote by mail, vote early or vote on Election Day. For details, please click here

View Election Results
Election results are unofficial until Provisional and late-arriving Vote by Mail ballots are counted 14 days after the election and the results are certified.  To view election results, click here.