November 3, 2020 General Election Information
|October 19||Early voting sites open.|
|October 29||Last day for vote by mail ballot applications.|
|November 2||Last day for early voting at Lake County Clerk's Office and designated temporary locations.|
|November 3||General Election. Polls are open 6AM to 7PM. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by this date.|
Confirm that you are registered to vote on the Voter Power page.
Grace Period Registration is available at the Lake County Clerk’s office and any early voting site through 11/2/20 or at your assigned location on 11/3/20. You will need to vote at the time of your registration. Check the Lake County Clerk’s website for details and requirements.
Additional information is available from the Lake County Clerk’s office.
Vote by Mail
1. Request an official ballot. Registered voters must submit a ballot application by 5pm on 10/29/20.
- Apply online.
- Download the application to print for mailing.
- Request a form from the Lake County Clerk’s office via email.
2. Return your voted ballot.
- Mail your ballot with a postmark no later than 11/3/20.
- Hand-deliver to the Lake County Clerk’s office by 7pm on 11/3/20.
- Surrender to the election judge at your voting site by 7pm on 11/3/20.
- Place your ballot in a postage-free drop box.
3. Track your ballot beginning 9/24/20.
- Vote in-person at the Lake County Clerk’s office through 11/2/20.
- Vote in-person at any early voting site from 10/19/20 to 11/2/20.
Election Day Voting
- Vote in-person at your assigned location from 6am to 7pm on 11/3/20.
Registered voters should use the Voter Power page for voter-specific districts, elected officials, candidates, and sample ballot (when available).
A general list of candidates is updated by the Lake County Clerk’s office as new information becomes available. The list will not be final until certification is received from the Illinois State Board of Elections.
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