Question of the Month, Valentine's Day Photos, April Consolidated Election, Election Judge Spotlight, Campaign Sign Recycling, March Office Hours

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Robin M. O'Connor Lake County Clerk

March 2019

Question of the Month

Question of the Month

Lake County Clerk O'Connor is interested in hearing your opinion.

Why do you think it's important for you to vote in our odd-year consolidated election?

Please take a moment to send us an email of 200 words or less describing the reasons why you think it's important to vote in April's election. As you know, the candidates who are seeking office in your municipal, library, park, school, and fire districts have the most impact on your daily life. 

Send your thoughts to Lake County Clerk O'Connor at before Monday, March 25.  She wants to hear what you think.

Valentine's Day Photos

On Valentine's Day, everyone was welcomed to the Lake County Clerk's office with warm smiles; bowls filled with chocolate; and our little red wagon overflowing with white, pink, and red carnations.

Couples who have been together for many years, those just applying for their license, and newlyweds returning from the judge's chambers all stopped to take their Valentine's Day photo in front of our holiday-themed booth. It was a day filled with joy and hugs.

We were thrilled to be a part of everyone's celebration, and we send our best wishes to all. 

Valentines Day in the county clerk's office

April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election

April 2 Consolidated Election

The Lake County Clerk's website offers a single web page dedicated to all registration and voting information for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.

Visit and click on the "April 2019 Election" icon to find:

Voter Registration

Voter Registration
  • To register, you must:
    • Be a U.S. Citizen
    • Be 18 years or older
      You can register if you are 17 years old and celebrate your 18th birthday on or before April 2, 2019
    • Live at your Lake County address for the last 30 days
    • Provide two forms of valid identification

  • In-person until March 5
  • By mail until March 5
  • Online with Illinois State Board of Elections until March 17
  • From March 6 to April 2
    • During weekday business hours at the Lake County Clerk's office
    • Early voting, when open
    • At assigned Election Day voting site

Voting by Mail

Vote by Mail

Available only to registered voters

  • Your ballot can be mailed to any address
  • Ideal option for everyone, especially for those who can't get to the voting site - snowbirds, students away at school, and couch potatoes
  • Required application due by noon on March 28
  • Your voted ballot must be postmarked by Election Day
  • Track the Lake County Clerk's receipt of your voted ballot

Early Voting

Early Voting Sign

Election Day

Vote Here Sign

Call Today to Join our Community of Election Workers!

The Lake County Clerk's office needs Site Managers and Technical Representatives to work in Lake County's Election Day voting sites on April 2. For either role, you must attend a two-hour training class.

Site Managers work in the Election Day voting site and are the liaisons between the Lake County Clerk's office, election judges, poll watchers, and the voters. Technical Representatives travel throughout a specific region in the county on Election Day and resolve any election equipment issues.

If you want to be a Site Manager, call our Elections Department at 847.377.2314 for more details. 

Technical Representative applicants can contact Brad at 847.377.2272.

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Election Judge Spotlight

We are honoring a long-time serving election judge this month - Delores Allen

Delores has been serving as an election judge for nearly 47 years - ever since a friend encouraged Delores to "come aboard" and take this one day out her life to give something back. At first Delores refused, thinking she was too busy with work and being a single parent. After some soul searching, she decided to try working in the voting site - just once. Now, she's is a familiar face at Waukegan Election Day voting sites as she has been checking in voters all these years. Delores is proud of the very fine contribution she makes to her community and her country. She loves the opportunity to see neighbors and meet new people. "One day in your life - come aboard" is the advice Delores has for those thinking about serving.

We thank Delores for her years of dedicated service to all of Lake County's voters. Elections could not happen without folks like her.

Want to join our community of election judges? Visit our election judge information web page or call our Election Judge department at 847.377.2408 for qualifications, duties, and pay rates. 

P.S. We understand that Delores used the money she earned as an election judge to buy a bicycle for her grandchild.

After the Polls Closed on February 26....

On Tuesday night, the Lake County Clerk staff went home only after the polls closed at 7 PM, the election judges closed down all the voting sites, and the voting equipment returned to our Waukegan office was inventoried. Election Day was a 16-hour workday for us, but we still were able to muster a little energy for this photo before we all left for the evening.

We are very proud of the service we provide to all of Lake County's voters.

End of the night

Election Sign Recycling

As election season ends, consider recycling the campaign signs in your yard and neighborhood. Waste Management’s Grayslake facility has collection containers at the front of their facility.

Recycle your campaign signs

March Office Hours

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

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