HOW TO GUIDE to look up your updated Precinct & County Board Districts.

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January 2022

Since Redistricting What Political Districts Do I Live In?

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Due to new County Board Districts and Precincts as a result of the completion of the 2020 Census and Reapportionment, many Lake County residents find themselves unsure what Political District they now fall into. This question has become more popular with the circulation of candidate nomination petitions having begun this Thursday, January 13, 2022 and they will be continuing through Monday, March 14, 2022. 

Below we have included a step by step guide on how to look up what political districts you reside within via our GIS system using your home address.

As a reminder Election season has formally begun and Petition Packets are now available. For candidates this is a vital first step in the election process. Lake County offices to be nominated in the primary:

  • County Clerk
  • Regional Superintendent of Schools
  • Sheriff
  • Treasurer
  • County Board Members in Districts 1 - 19
  • North Shore Water Reclamation District Trustee – Wards 1-5

Lake County offices to be elected in the primary:

  • Precinct committee-persons for the two major political parties
  • The City of Lake Forest alder-persons Wards 1, 2, 3, & 4

Petition packets for independent and new party candidates for the General Election will be available April 13th, 2022 and filed July 5th-July 11th, 2022.


A Printable PDF version of this How To Guide may be downloaded and printed from our website:

Step One:

Open an internet browser and navigate to the Lake County, Illinois Maps Online Database using the following web address or by clicking here.

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Step Two:

Click OK on the informational pop up box which displays when the Online Database first loads. 

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Step Three:

Enter your complete home address in the online maps database search bar. 

If you receive multiple search results, select the one which is most accurate. Generally, when presented with results under both the header of Lake County Composite Locator and Esri World Geocoder it is best to select the appropriate option under the Lake County Composite Locator as this information is maintained by our Lake County GIS Maps Division. If only one option is present much like our example, click select the address with a mouse click or by clicking enter.

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Step Four:

Using the plus button and by clicking and dragging the map while holding a click you can reposition the map and zoom in on your address. The parcel will be designated with a black dot.

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Step Five:

At the top right of the screen, click the “Layer List” button (third button on the top right).

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This will bring up a list with additional layers to overlay on top of the map. Select the button for “Political Boundaries”. You can then select “County Board Districts 2022” and “Precincts 2022” to see the new County Board and Precinct districts for the address.

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In this example the Lake County Government Services Building, Home to the County Clerk's Office is in County Board District 9 and Precinct 381.

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

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