Vote from the Safety and Comfort of Home

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Robin M. O'Connor Lake County Clerk

July 31, 2020
Contact:  Robin M. O'Connor

Vote from the Safety and Comfort of Home

WAUKEGAN, Illinois – In compliance with Illinois Public Act 101-0642 and on August 1, the Lake County Clerk will be sending a vote by mail Application for Ballot  to Lake County residents who: 

  • voted by mail, during early voting, or on Election Day in the March 2020 General Primary Election, April 2019 Consolidated Election, or the November 2018 General Election, or

  • registered to vote or updated their address between March 18, 2020 and July 31, 2020.

If you are a Lake County registered voter, want to vote from home, and prefer an online Application for Ballot, log onto and select “electronic request."

Due to COVID-19, we are encouraging you to vote from the safety of your home and avoid the lines at busy, crowded voting sites. 

For every election, you must submit an application before receiving a ballot. If you are choosing to vote by mail, your completed Application for Ballot must be returned to the Lake County Clerk’s office by 5 PM on October 29. It can be hand-delivered, emailed, or mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.

You can choose to have your ballot mailed to an alternate, temporary address which is especially helpful for snowbirds and students away at school.

Ballots will be mailed beginning September 24 through October 29, 2020.

More information:

November 2020 Election Web Page

Visit - "Elections" - "November 3, 2020 General Election" to see:

  • the candidate list;
  • public questions on the ballot;
  • voter registration locations, forms, and acceptable forms of identification;
  • early voting info; and
  • Election Day specifics.

This web page is updated as new information becomes available. 

For more information on Lake County Clerk services and up-to-the-minute election news, visit, follow us at, join our page at, or call 847-377-2400.