February 2019 Primary, April 2019 Consolidated, Assumed Business Name, January Office Hours

view as a webpage

Lake County Clerk Robin M. O'Connor


February 26, 2019 Consolidated Primary Election

February 26, 2019 Consolidated Primary Election

This odd-year primary is not a county-wide election and at this point in time, is only for the residents in the City of Waukegan wards 3, 7, and 8 to nominate Democratic alderman candidates. There is current pending legislation that may add candidates for a fourth Waukegan ward. A court decision is expected late-January 2019.

View the current candidate list.
The list is updated as new candidate information becomes available.

Voter Registration

To vote in the primary election, you must be a resident in one of these three wards, meet all registration requirements, and be registered with your current name and address.

Registration requirements:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older by the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election
  • Resident of your Lake County address for the last 30 days

17-year-olds may register and vote in the primary if their 18th birthday occurs before the April 2 Consolidated Election.

Easy ways to register:

Grace Registration is available beginning January 30th at our office during weekday business hours, any early voting site when open, and your assigned Election Day voting site.

Vote by Mail until February 21

Vote by mail

Cold and snowy February weather could stop you from getting to the voting site.

If you are a registered voter and choose to vote by mail, you only have to walk as far as your mailbox to cast your ballot.

Since your ballot can be mailed to any address, this is an ideal voting option if you are away at school or escaping our Midwest winters while temporarily staying someplace warm for the season.

Reserve your ballot.

April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election

April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election

The April Consolidated Election is a county-wide election, and offices on the ballot include:

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

View the current candidate list.
The list is updated as additional candidates are certified to the clerk's office from the local units of government.

Simultaneous Filer Lottery


On December 26, 2018, County Clerk O'Connor conducted a lottery to determine ballot placement order for school board and Lake County Regional Board of School candidates who filed simultaneously.  

A lottery is required when two or more candidates file nominating papers for the identical office during the first day of filing when the clerk's office is open and the last hour of last day of filing. The filing period for the April election was December 10 to 17.

Since candidates seeking office in a municipality, park district, community college, waterway management agency, or fire protection district filed directly with that local unit of government, each district held its own lottery, if necessary. Those seeking office as Lake County Regional Board of School trustee or school board member filed with the Lake County Clerk, per state election law.

Election Judge Classes Starting Now!

Election judges

Sign up today to be an election judge.

We need workers to process voters in your neighborhood Election Day voting site during the April 2nd election. Your pay is based on successfully completing a 3 hour in-person training class and your Election Day assignment.

Classes begin on January 22.

Contact our Election Judge Department for details on class times, locations, and availability electionjudge@lakecountyil.gov or 847.377.2408.

For job descriptions and pay rates, visit our election judge web page.

New Year - New Beginnings


Have you always wanted to be your own boss and open your own business? Maybe 2019 is your year!

When establishing a new company, you are required to supply a legal business name on all government forms, employer tax ID applications, licenses, business banking accounts, and business phone listings. If your business is titled something other than your personal name, it is considered to be an assumed business name. 

If you are a sole proprietor, owner, or general partnership using an assumed business name in Lake County, you must file documentation with our office and publish legal notices in designated publications before opening your doors to customers. You will also need to contact your village officials for any local licensing requirements.

The reason for the filing is to protect the consumers. When a customer has a complaint and wants to talk to the business owner, the customer can easily obtain the business owner’s name and contact information from our office.

Whether you own a dog wash facility or offer handyman services, proper branding of your assumed business name can be a powerful marketing tool. Pick a great name, and make your dream a reality by opening your own business. 

Required forms and instructions.

January Office Hours

8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-7 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-7 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-7 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM
8:30 AM-5 PM

8:30 AM-7 PM

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



Boiler Plate