Lake County Clerk O'Connor, Tax Software, Statement of Economic Interests Filing, 2019 Elections, Election Judge Training, Holiday Schedule

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Lake County Clerk

December 2018

Welcome Lake County Clerk Robin M. O'Connor

Surrounded by family and many friends at a Lake County Courthouse public ceremony on December 3rd, Robin M. O'Connor was sworn in as Lake County Clerk by Chief Judge Ukena. Immediately following the ceremony, Clerk O'Connor swore in the staff of both the county clerk's and treasurer's offices. Then she presided over her first Lake County board meeting.

“Thank you, Lake County voters for giving me the opportunity to serve as your county clerk. I am honored and humbled that you have placed your trust in me. Supported by your vote of confidence, I will work tirelessly on your behalf.”

Clerk O'Connor brings a warm and cooperative approach to the clerk’s office. She is a retired Illinois school teacher, has served as a Libertyville Township trustee, and is actively involved with many civic organizations. She is a 30+ year Lake County resident and with husband, Dennis, has four grown children.

County Clerk Robin M. O'Connor

Consolidated Property Tax System

Property tax

On January 7, 2019, the treasurer and clerk’s offices will initiate the next phase of a new property tax system. This new software will integrate the property tax information from the offices of the township assessors, chief county assessment office, county treasurer, and county clerk.

Soon thereafter, a new online property tax portal will be launched. The website will offer the gathered information in one online source for the public's self-sufficiency and greater transparency.

Statement of Economic Interests

Lake County’s units of government are currently working on identifying all appointed and elected officials and local government employees who have authority to authorize the expenditure of public funds, execute contracts, and issue licenses or permits.

Once the individuals have been certified by the local government unit, they are required to submit a Statement of Economic Interests to the County Clerk’s office by May 1.

For more information, visit our Statement of Economic Interests web page.

Election Ahead - Candidate Filing
February 26 Primary Election

February 26, 2019 Consolidated Primary Election
Currently, the primary is only for North Chicago wards 2 and Waukegan wards 3, 7, and 8.

You can view a candidate list after December 20 by visiting

Please note that there could be more wards and/or candidates added to the election as the municipalities can accept write-in candidate filings until December 27.

If you want to vote by mail in the primary, registered voters in these specific wards can log on to to complete an online application. The first day a ballot can be mailed is January 17.

Consolidated Election April 2

April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election
Have you ever thought about holding public office? Consider taking an active role in your community by placing your name on April's ballot.

Offices appearing on April's ballot include:

  • municipal offices;
  • library trustees;
  • park district commissioners;
  • school board members;
  • community college and regional board of school trustees;
  • waterway management agencies directors; and
  • fire protection district trustees.

Candidates wishing to appear on the April 2019 ballot may circulate and file their nomination papers until December 17, 2018. A current candidate list is currently posted online at the clerk’s website and will be updated daily at 5 PM as new candidates are certified.

Most candidates file with the local unit of government where they are seeking office. However, those candidates seeking office as Lake County Regional Board of School trustee or school board member must file with the Lake County Clerk, per state election law.

For questions on petition packets or candidate filings, visit or contact the Elections Department at 847.377.2314.

Serve as an election judge
Election judge training

Election judges are a vital part of the democratic process.  

Judges set up the voting site, work in the Election Day voting site to verify voters' identity and issue ballots, and remain after 7 PM until all closing tasks are completed.

To serve as a certified election judge, you must successfully complete a 3-hour in-person Basic Election Judge training class. Training classes will begin in January and are offered at convenient times and places around the county. To increase your base pay rate, you can attend additional specialty training and be assigned to the role. Please note, there will not be any training classes offered for the February election.

If you wish to join our elite team of dedicated election workers for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election, complete the online application TODAY! Already trained judges should watch their mailbox for April's election availability letter.

To find election judge requirements, job descriptions, or pay rates:

Holiday Schedule
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Robin M. O'Connor, Lake County Clerk
18 N. County Street, Room 101
Waukegan, IL 60085

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