Couch Potato Voting, Elections Web Page, 2017 Candidate Filing, Getting the Word Out

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News from the Lake County Clerk

September 2016

Be a Couch Potato Voter - Vote by Mail

It's simple to receive a ballot by mail, complete a short application form before November 3rd.

You only have to walk as far as your mailbox for your ballot and vote stress-free from your own sofa.

Mail your voted ballot to the Clerk’s office with a postmark no later than end of the day on Election Day.

On November 8, confidently watch the election results knowing that your vote was cast and counted – and you didn’t have to stand in line to vote. You can track the Clerk’s receipt of your ballot at

When received by the Clerk’s office, all voted by mail ballots are cast in a ballot bin. According to legal requirements ballots are tabulated and reported after the polls close on election night.

Couch Potato Voting

November Elections Web Page

Visit Lake and click on the “November 8 Election” icon to see a candidate list, your personalized ballot, dates and locations for early voting, vote by mail application, or Election Day voting information. Online, in-person, or by mail voter registration is also listed on this page.

November election page

2017 Candidate Filing

Although November’s election is currently the big topic, the Clerk’s office is already looking forward to the 2017 elections in February and April. Candidates wishing to appear on next year’s ballot are currently circulating petition papers and collecting the required number of signatures.

Later this year, candidates will file their papers with the local unit of government where they are seeking office. At a recent meeting of local township and municipal clerks, Clerk Wyckoff explained the filing procedures and how to accept these nomination papers. 

Clerk Wyckoff at Clerk's Meetng

Getting the Word Out

WRLR interview

In the never-ending attempt to reach all of Lake County voters and explain the various registration and voting options, Clerk Wyckoff was interviewed by WRLR's Lou Bruno and Anne Walker about the November election.

Listen to the complete interview.
(starts about 4 minutes into the MP3 file)

Carla N. Wyckoff, Lake County Clerk
18 N. County Street, Room 101
Waukegan, IL 60085