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Be A Voter

Be A Voter

A Nonpartisan Resource for the November 6, 2018 Midterm General Election


Important Dates | Sample BallotsCandidates | Government SitesCampaign Finance | Local News Election Coverage | Debate ScheduleFact Checking | General Resources | Political Parties |




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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.

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* Indicates incumbent candidate


10th District


Attorney general

Secretary of State



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

  • Democratic - John Idleburg
  • Republican - Mark Curran, Jr.*                                                                                                      

Regional Superintendent of Schools

Lake County Board Member - District 13

Lake County Board Member - District 15

Lake County Board Member - District 18

Lake County Board Member - District 21

Nineteenth Circuit Court (3rd Subcircuit)

Nineteenth Circuit Court - Phillips Vacancy

Nineteenth Circuit Court - Starck Vacancy

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Office of Lake County Clerk – The official website of the Lake County Clerk; with answers to questions like “Who can register to vote?” and “Where do I vote?”. (En Español)


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)


Lake County Voter Information – A helpful FAQ for Lake County voters. (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 Referenda – List of Referenda for the 2018 primary election in Lake County. (En Español) 


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.


Lake County Election Calendar – List of important election dates. (En Español)


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.

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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

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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.

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September 20th
Sponsored by NBC 5, Telemundo, Union League of Chicago, and Chicago Urban League – Chicago, IL


October 3rd
Sponsored by ABC 7, Univision, and League of Women Voters – Chicago, IL


October 11th
Sponsored by WGEM and the Illinois Broadcasters Association – Quincy, IL

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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.

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18by18 – An organization that aims to help 16, 17, and 18-year-olds understand the voting process. – 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.

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY – National | Illinois | Lake County


GREEN PARTY – National | Illinois | Lake County


LIBERTARIAN PARTY – National | Illinois | Lake County


REPUBLICAN PARTY – National | Illinois | Lake County

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