If you live in the Illinois 10th Congressional District, are a U.S. Citizen, and will be at least 18 years of age by April 4, 2017, you are eligible to vote in the upcoming local elections, officially known as Consolidated Elections.
If you are not yet registered to vote in your county of residence, or if you moved within Illinois and need to change your registered address, you can register to vote or change your address at your assigned polling place on Election Day, April 4.
You also can register and vote right now at several locations throughout Cook and Lake Counties.
To register, you will need two pieces of identification, and one of these must include your current address.
Vote by Mail – March 20-April 4
Lake County residents can apply online at https://www.lakecountyil.gov/351/Voter-Power until noon on March 30. Cook County residents can apply on line at https://mailvoting.cookcountyclerk.com/ up to five days before Election Day, April 4. Mail-in ballots will be accepted if they are postmarked no earlier than March 20, 2017 and no later than Election Day, April 4, 2017.
If you request a mail-in ballot and then choose to vote in person, simply bring the unused ballot to the polling place and turn it in.
Early Voting – March 20-April 3
You can register to vote or change your address in Lake County at any early voting site within your county of residence. You can also register to vote, and then vote, on Election Day, April 4, at the polling place assigned to your residential address.
Early Voting Sites: Hours Vary from March 20-April 3
Times: Days and hours vary considerably from site to site. Some have Sunday hours and some are open past 5:00 pm. All Cook County Early Voting Sites and their hours of operation are posted on the Cook County Clerk’s webpage at http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/earlyvoting/Pages/EarlyVotingLocations.aspx. Any Cook County resident can register to vote and vote at any Cook Count Early Voting Site during its hours of operation.
Lake County Early Voting Sites with Regular Hours: March 20-April 1
Times: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
1. Antioch Township Office; 1625 Deep Lake Rd., Lake Villa
2. Lake County Central Permit Facility: 500 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville
3. Ela Township Office; 1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich
4. Lake Forest City Hall; 220 E. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest
5. Fremont Public Library; 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein
6. Round Lake Village Hall; 442 N. Cedar Lake Rd., Round Lake
7. Highland Park Police Station; 1677 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park
8. Vernon Township Office; 3050 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove
9. Lake Barrington Village Hall; 23860 N. Old Barrington Rd., Lake Barrington
10. Zion City Hall; 2828 Sheridan Rd., Zion
Lake County Early Voting Sites with Extended Hours, including Sundays, through April 3:
In addition to observing regular hours, four Lake County early voting locations will be open on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., until Election Day.
Also, beginning on March 27, and through April 3, these four sites will observe extended weekday hours, staying open on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Locations of Lake County sites with extended Early Voting:
1. Gurnee Village Hall; 325 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee
2. Lake County Courthouse and Administration Complex; 18 N. County St., Waukegan
3. Jane Addams Center (Brown Park); 95 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan
4. North Chicago City Hall; 1850 Lewis Ave., North Chicago
All of this information about Lake County Early Voting Sites and hours of operation can be found at https://www.lakecountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/16690
Election Day, April 4
As noted, if you are eligible to vote, you may register to vote and vote on Election Day at the site assigned to your residential address. If you live in Lake County, on Election Day you also may choose to register and vote at the Lake County Courthouse and Administrative Complex lobby, 18 N. County St., Waukegan.