- Residents 18 years of age or older may register to vote at our office.
- Please bring two forms of identification that include your current address.
- Registration closes 28 days before Election Day and reopens the second day after an election.
- Registered voters who will be absent from the county on Election Day may vote at the Village of Gurnee Hall during regular business hours.
- State law does not permit any person who requests an absentee ballot to vote on election day.
Persons who are registered voters in Lake County are eligible to cast an absentee ballot only if they meet one of these conditions:
- persons expecting to be absent from Lake County on election day,
- college or university students temporarily residing away from their home precincts,
- persons who will be serving as election judges outside their precinct or election officials employed by the County Clerk or a law enforcement agency,
- persons physically incapacitated or hospitalized,
- persons serving on jury duty on election day,
- persons who are observing a religious holiday,
- persons in jail as pre-trial detainees not serving jail sentences.
In addition, the following unregistered voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot:
- members of the Uniformed Service or merchant marine on active duty, or eligible spouses or dependents,
- U.S. citizens temporarily residing outside the U.S.,
- U.S. citizens overseas by virtue of employment or accompanying their spouses or dependents,
- other U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S.
Military personnel and voters outside the United States may apply 100 days prior to the election.
- As a convenience to candidates, petitions for township elections are available at the Supervisor's Office.
- Petitions for candidates and referenda to be voted on at township elections must be submitted to the Supervisor's Office.