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Elections

Upcoming Election Dates 

For additional information please visit the Lake County website or call the Lake County Clerk's Office at 847.377.2410. 

Voter Information
On Election Day, all polling places will open at 6:00 AM and will close at 7:00 PM. Information regarding where to vote can be found on your voter identification card or by visiting the Lake County Clerk's Office Voter Power website. Individual polling locations are determined by the precinct number that is listed on the Certificate of Voter Registration card.

You can also locate your polling place by accessing the City’s Community Portal.  Enter your address, click the magnifying glass and then choose the Government tab.  Your polling information will appear under Where to Vote.

For additional information please visit the Lake County website or call the Lake County Clerk's Office at 847.377.2410. 

Early Voting in Highland Park

Early voting for the General Election is from October 19, 2020 through November 1, 2020 at the Highland Park Country Club located at 1201 Park Avenue W, Highland Park, IL 60035.  The hours for early voting are Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday  between 9 AM and 5:00 PM. Please note that the Highland Park Police Department is no longer an early voting location. 

Check the Early Voting Location Map (with estimated wait times), provided by the Lake County Clerk, before you early vote. 

Petitioner Packets for Council Member

Petitioner Packets for 2021 Council Member are available here.  A Petitioner will need to have at least 44 signatures on their petition in order to be considered to be placed on the ballot.  A copy of the 2021 Candidate Guide can be found here.

Consolidated Election Filing Period is from Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM through Monday, November 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM at City Hall.  No petitioner packets will be accepted before or after the stated dates and times.

The City cannot provide any legal advice or election advice for all petitioners.  If there are any questions, a petitioner may contact the Illinois State Board of Elections or the Lake County Clerk’s Office.

Voter Registration:

Voter Registration Locations
City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Ave.
847.926.1000
Weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Moraine Township Office, 800 Central Avenue
847.432.3240
Weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

West Deerfield Township, 601 Deerfield Road
847.945.0614
Weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Voter Eligibility 
You may register to vote if: 

  • You are a United States citizen
  • You are at least 18 years old on election day
  • You have resided in your voting precinct for at least 30 days

Note: You must register again if your name or permanent address has changed. Voter registration requires two forms of identification, including one with a current address (new residents may use a utility bill, checkbook, etc.). 

Online Voter Registration
Residents may register to vote online through the State Board of Elections website.

Current Registration Cards
Residents who move within a county and hold a current registration card can follow the instructions on the back of the card to complete the transaction by mail. If a card is not current or a person has changed their name by marriage, the change can be handled at the Clerk's Office. 

New registrations and changes of address cannot be accepted by the City in the 27-day period before an election or during the two days immediately following an election. In order to register to vote within the 27-day period, you may participate in Grace Period registration where you will register to vote and cast your ballot at the same time.

For more information on Grace Period voter registration, visit the 
Lake County Clerk's Office website. Precinct committeepersons are eligible to register residents in their homes. The League of Women Voters (847.433.8855) sponsors special registration days. By registering, residents are eligible to vote in local, national, state, county, township and park and school district elections. 

Political Sign Information
A Political Election Sign is a sign that announces or supports political candidates or issues in connection with any national, state, or local election. Learn about political sign restrictions here.

Election Cycle
Even-numbered year elections:

  • General Primary
    • Third Tuesday in March. 
    • Nomination of Federal, State, and County candidates by an established political party
  • General Election
    • First Tuesday after the first Monday in November
    • Election of Federal, State and County officials
Odd-numbered year elections:

  • Consolidated Primary
    • Last Tuesday in February
    • Nomination of Township and Municipal candidates
  • Consolidated Election
    • First Tuesday in April
    • Election of Township, Municipal, Park District, Library District, School District, and Fire District officials