Voting by Mail is the smart way to go this year!

Because of COVID-19, all voters are being encouraged to vote by mail and avoid lines during early voting or on Election Day.

For this election only, the Lake County Clerk's office will automatically send an "Application for Ballot" to everyone who either voted in one of the last three elections or recently registered to vote or updated their address (between March 18 and July 31, 2020).

However, you don't have to wait until the County sends out your Application for Ballot—you can submit your ballot request online now! Just log in to Voter Power and follow the instructions.

All ballot requests must be received in the Lake County Clerk's office by 5:00 pm, October 29, 2020. Ballots will be mailed to your residence or alternate mailing address beginning September 24, 2020.

Your voted ballot must be mailed to the Lake County Clerk's office with a postmark no later than November 3, 2020 (or hand delivered by that date).

Please call the Clerk's office at 847-377-2406 or 847-377-VOTE if you have questions or didn't receive your ballot. You may also track your ballot by calling the office or logging in to Voter Power beginning September 24, 2020.

Other ways to vote

In-Person Early Voting

At the Lake County Clerk's Office

  • September 24 to October 16, 2020
  • Weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm
  • 18 N. County Street, Waukegan


  • October 19 to November 2, 2020
  • Use any site regardless of where you live in Lake County
  • Evening and weekend hours available

Election Day Voting

  • November 3, 2020
  • Polls are open 6 am to 7 pm
  • Use your assigned neighborhood voting site serving your address

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