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Posted on: October 4, 2016

2016 General Election Registration and Voting Information

The General Election is around the corner and Highland Park wants to make sure residents are ready to vote. All polling places will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, from 6 AM – 7 PM. The following information is in regards to voter registration, grace period registration, early voting, voting by mail and more.

Residents need to be registered to vote in the November 8 General Election. They may register to vote online through the State of Illinois website. You will need the following to complete your online registration:
• Your Illinois Drivers License or Illinois State ID number.
• Date the license or ID was issued.
• The last four digits of your social security number.
• Your birth date.
This option is available from now until Sunday, October 23. Visit ova.elections.il.gov.

Grace Period Registration
Registration at your municipality or township office closed on October 11. Grace period registration is available to those who have changed their name or address and did not register by the close of registration. Grace period applicants may still register to vote at any Lake County Early Voting Site or at the Lake County’s Clerk Office, 18 North County Street in Waukegan. Grace period is also available on Election Day at the polling place for your current address. For more voter registration information, contact the Lake County Clerk voter registration department at VoterRegistration@lakecountyil.gov or call 847.377.2410.

Early Voting: October 24 through November 5
Any registered voter in Lake County may choose to vote early starting 15 days before the traditional Election Day. Highland Park voters will vote at Highland Park Police Department, 1677 Old Deerfield Road, 847.432.7730; Monday through Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, and Saturday 9 AM – 2 PM. Early voting ends the Saturday before Election Day. Check your registration status, visit LakeVoterPower.info or call 847.377.2410.

Vote by Mail
Any registered voter may choose to vote by mail until November 3. Illinois law requires voters to complete a separate request for ballot form for each election before a ballot can be mailed. To complete an application online, confirm voter registration status at LakeVoterPower.info and click on the “Request a Ballot by Mail” tab. Print the form, sign, date and mail to the Lake County Clerk’s office. Completing the application online and mailing to the County eliminates one mailing step and speeds up delivery of your ballot. Applications may also be requested by contacting the Voting by Mail department via e-mail at VotingByMail@lakecounty.gov or by calling 847.377.2406. Voters can visit www.LakeVoterPower.info to track the County Clerk’s receipt of their voted ballot.

Additional Information
All polling places are handicap accessible, but any voter who is physically unable to enter the voting site may request voting assistance; this is typically at curbside in a car. Please notify the Lake County Clerk’s office by calling 877.377.2406 at least one day in advance of Election Day. Visit https://www.lakecountyil.gov/351/Voter-Power to confirm your registration status and to view all your personalized election information.

For more voter or election information, visit www.LakeCountyClerk.info, contact the County Clerk’s Elections department at Elections@lakecountyil.gov or call 847.377.2314.

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