A Nonpartisan Resource for the March 17, 2020 General Primary Election
REGISTER TO VOTE / REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
- Lake County Voter Registration Information
- In person including at Cook Park Library or Aspen Drive Library
- By Mail – Both college students and Snowbirds can have a ballot mailed to their temporary addresses and then return the ballot by mail. Here is a short video produced by the Lake County Clerk’s Office giving step by step directions on how to request a Mail-in Ballot. Beginning 90 days before the election, the form is available online at LakeVoterPower.info or by contacting the county’s Voting by Mail Department (847.377.2406 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Automatic Voter Registration at the DMV (En Español)
- Same Day Voter Registration at Early Voting Sites
List of candidates has been compiled to the best of our ability. If a candidate‘s name or official site is not listed, please contact our webmaster to request a candidate be added upon review.
* Indicates incumbent candidate
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.
Illinois State 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.
Presidential Election Process – Learn about the Presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions. The Federal Government has developed 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
PRIMARY DEBATE SCHEDULE
NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo – Miami, FL
CNN – Detroit, MI
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.” Updated even when it is not election season. Includes information on special interest groups behind television ads.
Center for Public Integrity – A well documented investigative journalism organization and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 & 2017.
FactStream – An iOS app developed by the Reporter Lab at Duke University. App Summary: “FactStream helps you find the truth in American politics by bringing together the work of the three largest U.S. fact-checking organizations – the Washington Post, PolitiFact, and FactCheck.org. During major events such as speeches and debates, you can follow along as our partners fact-check in real time.”
Politifact – A fact-checking website founded by editors of Time Magazine and in conjunction with Congressional Quarterly.
BestColleges.com Student Voting Guide – Nonpartisan guide designed for college students. Includes a bipartisan key issues guide and voter registration information for each state.
Project Vote Smart – A non-profit, non-partisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office.
This page is compiled and maintained by librarians at the Cook Memorial Public Library District. Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.
Last updated May 2, 2019