A Nonpartisan Resource for the November 6, 2018 Midterm General Election
REGISTER TO VOTE / REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
- Lake County Voter Registration Information
In person including at Cook Park Library or Aspen Drive LibraryDeadline was Oct. 9th
- Online until Oct. 21st
- Same Day Voter Registration at Early Voting Sites
- By Mail – Both College Students and Snowbirds can request absentee ballots mailed to their temporary addresses and then return the ballot by mail.
- Automatic Voter Registration at the DMV (En Español)
Lake County Voter Power -An excellent resource for registered voters which allows you to view a sample ballot, a list of your districts, your polling place, and a copy of your voter registration card. You will need to provide some basic information including your name, date of birth, and house number. (En Español)
Ballot Ready – An interactive way to explore your personal ballot while researching background information on candidates including their stances on issues you care about most. You can save your preferred candidate for each race and bring your prepared list to the polls.
* Indicates incumbent candidate
- Conservative - William “Sam” McCann/Aaron Merreighn
- Democratic - Jay Robert "J. B." Pritzker/Juliana Stratton
- Libertarian - Grayson "Kash" Jackson/Sanjeev Mohip
- Republican - Bruce Rauner/Evelyn Sanguinetti*
Secretary of State
- Democratic - Susana Mendoza*
- Independent - Mary A. Vann-Metcalf
- Libertarian - Claire Ball
- Republican - Darlene Senger
State Senator 26th District
State Senator 30th District
State Representative 51st District
State Representative 59th District
Lake County Clerk
Lake County Treasurer
Lake County Sheriff
Regional Superintendent of Schools
- Republican - Roycealee Wood*
Lake County Board Member - District 13
- Democratic - Sandy Hart*
Lake County Board Member - District 15
Lake County Board Member - District 18
Lake County Board Member - District 21
Lake County Voter Power – View a copy of your ballot, list of districts, polling place, and a copy of your voter registration card by providing some basic information (i.e. name, date of birth, etc.). (En Español)
Special Voter Circumstances – Useful information on how to vote in a variety of circumstances including from a hospital and nursing home.
Lake County Candidates – A list of candidates for the November 6, 2018 General Midterm Election in Lake County.
Lake County Voting Site Changes – Some voting sites changed starting with the March 2018 primaries. Check here to see if your Voting Site was impacted.
Illinois Board of Elections – A quick and easy way to find candidate filings, general election information, and to verify if you are registered to vote in Illinois.
Federal Voting Assistance Program – The federal Voting assistance for Service Members, their families, and overseas citizens.
What is a Midterm Election – A guide to what a Midterm election is, what type of government offices are on the ballot, and a glossary of common terms used during election seasons. Perfect for new voters.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURES
Federal Election Commission: Official United State’s Government website that tracks campaign finance and donations.
Illinois Sunshine – a tool for browsing political contributions in the state of Illinois
LOCAL NEWS ELECTION COVERAGE
Daily Herald Candidate Biographies – Candidate profiles including interviews, and contact information.
Daily Herald Elections Page – News, endorsements, and candidate profiles for elections affecting the northwest suburbs.
Chicago Tribune Elections Page – News, endorsements, and candidate profiles for state-wide elections.
Chicago Sun Times Elections Page – News, endorsements, and candidate profiles for state and nationwide elections.
On Background: the WBEZ Politics Podcast – From WBEZ Chicago, host Becky Vevea and guests take you inside the back rooms of Chicago and Illinois government.
GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION DEBATE SCHEDULE
Sponsored by NBC 5, Telemundo, Union League of Chicago, and Chicago Urban League – Chicago, IL
Sponsored by ABC 7, Univision, and League of Women Voters – Chicago, IL
Anneberg Political Fact Check – Designed to help voters by “monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.”
Center for Public Integrity – A well documented investigative journalism organization and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 & 2017.
Politifact – A fact-checking website founded by editors of Time Magazine and in conjunction with Congressional Quarterly.
18by18 – An organization that aims to help 16, 17, and 18-year-olds understand the voting process.
Vote411.org – A non-partisan site with information on where candidates stand on important issues and phone numbers for assistance in Arabic and multiple Asian languages. Run by the League of Women voters.
Illinois Bar Association Candidate Evaluations – An advisory poll of licensed attorneys recommending candidates for judicial office.
Lake County Bar Association Candidate Evaluations – Evaluations of candidates for the office of associate Judge by the Lake County Bar Association.
Project Vote Smart – A non-profit, non-partisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office.