Lake County Voter and Vote By Mail Information

Vote by Mail Without Using the Post Office

Vote by mailIf you plan to vote by mail in the November election, you may drop off your completed ballot at one of the many postage-free drop boxes that will be set up around Lake County. Election judges will collect ballots daily and bring them to the Lake County Clerk’s office for processing.
Due to COVID-19, the Lake County Clerk’s Office encourages all voters to use the vote by mail option and avoid standing in line during early voting or on Election Day.

To vote by mail, you must complete and submit a request for a ballot.  The Lake County Clerk’s Office will begin mailing ballots to those who have requested them beginning Sept. 24.

How to Track your Mail-In Ballot: Track the clerk’s receipt of your mailed ballot by visiting or calling 847-377-2406 or 847-377-VOTE.

How to Vote in Person:  Early voting will be available from Sept. 24 to Oct. 16 at the Lake County Clerk’s Office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan during regular business hours Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Early voting in other locations across the county will be available from Oct. 19 to Nov 2.  On Election Day Nov. 3, polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.