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Be A Voter

Be A Voter

A nonpartisan resource for the November 8, 2022 General Election

Essential Resources | Registration & Early Voting | Important Dates | FAQs | Election Authorities | Education/News | Political Parties


General election: “an election in which candidates are elected to offices. This is in contrast to a primary election, which is used either to narrow the field of candidates for a given elective office or to determine the nominees for political parties in advance of a general election.” –Ballotpedia


ESSENTIAL RESOURCES FOR VOTERS

Lake County Voter Power – A powerhouse research tool for currently registered voters. (En Español)

  • View a copy of your ballot
  • See a list of districts
  • Find your polling place
  • Request a vote-by-mail ballot by providing some basic information (i.e. name, date of birth, etc.).

 

Voter’s Bill of Rights – Know your rights as a voter.

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VOTER REGISTRATION & EARLY VOTING

HOW TO REGISTER

 

EARLY VOTING

Early voting starts September 29 at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan and at Early Voting Sites starting October 24. Voter registration is available at Early Voting Sites if you are not registered.

For locations and hours see this notice from the Lake County Clerk’s office.

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 IMPORTANT DATES

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have moved to Lake County from another county in Illinois or from a different state:

If you have moved addresses within Lake County:

You have the legal choice of registering to vote in your home state of Illinois or the state where you attend college, but not both. For more information on your options, read this short article on Vote.org.

Yes. Persons experiencing homelessness can register and vote in all 50 states. For more information read Voting and Homelessness (Nonprofit VOTE).

Yes. Under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, qualified servicemembers, their families, and U.S. citizens living overseas may register to vote and request a vote-by-mail ballot simultaneously. Additional information and assistance may be found on the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.

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ELECTION AUTHORITIES

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

 

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.

 

USA.gov – An interagency portal of the United States government including information on voting and the election process.

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EDUCATING VOTERS

BallotReady – A one stop shop where you can check your registration, make a plan to vote, and research every name and measure on the ballot.

 

Ballotpedia– “The Encyclopedia of American Politics” including sample ballots and candidate profiles.

 

Local Election News Coverage:

 

TurboVote – Sign up to receive text reminders about upcoming elections including: dates, how to check voter registration or request a vote-by-mail ballot/vote early, and the address of your election day polling place.

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POLITICAL PARTIES

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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This page is compiled and maintained by librarians at the Cook Memorial Public Library District. Links to political parties are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.

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Last updated October 24, 2022


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