Update: 4 Sites To Receive Extended Voting Hours

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County Clerk Press Release

April 4, 2023
Contact:  Kania Robinson, PIO  
              (847) 377-2312

Update: 4 Sites To Receive Extended Voting Hours

Waukegan, IL – Due to the Highland Park School District Lockdown, the Lake County Clerk's Office has petitioned the court to extend voting hours at the following locations:

  • Braeside Elementary School
  • Red Oak Elementary School
  • Highland Park Public Library

These locations were affected by the lockdown from 10:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will now close at 8:35 p.m.

JIC Community Development Center located at 202 S Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085 will also receive extended hours and now close at 7:40 p.m. due to a brief delay in opening.

At this time, all other polling locations will close as scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Please review the following statement from Lake County Clerk, Anthony Vega, regarding the extension of hours:

"I am immensely thankful for the quick action of our local law enforcement, the City of Highland Park, Township High School District 113 and North Shore School District 112 regarding today's incident at Highland Park High School that put three of our polling sites on lockdown. Our polling sites at Braeside, Red Oak and Highland Park Library were all put on lock down for approximately 90-minutes suspending voting at these three locations. The quick actions of our local law enforcement enabled the lockdown to be lifted and voting resumed at these locations.

As a result of the lockdown, my office successfully petitioned the courts for a court order to extend voting at these three locations until 8:35 p.m., for the length of the lockdown, to ensure every legal opportunity for voters to cast their ballot.

Election results will not begin to publicly upload until after 8:35 p.m. when ALL polling sites are closed."


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