Election Day is Tuesday, April 6th!

Election Day is Tuesday, April 6th. Many local offices, including Township officials, City and Village officials, and board members for Park Districts, Library Districts, and School Districts are on the ballot. Your vote is important, because occupants of these offices can really affect people’s lives.



  • To return a mail-in ballot, Lake County drop boxes are available only at Early Voting sites. Drop boxes in Cook County are located at several courthouses (cookcountyclerkil.gov/service/mail-ballot-drop-box-locations), but also accessible only during Early Voting hours. This means that once Early Voting is over on Monday, April 5th, no drop boxes will be available.
  • There will be no drop boxes at Election Day polling places.
  • If you use the postal service to return your mail-in ballot, it will be accepted if it is postmarked by 7pm on Election Day, April 6th.
  • If you requested a mail-in ballot, you may still vote in person, but you should bring the ballot with you and surrender it when you check in. If you haven’t received your ballot, the election judge should ask you to sign a statement saying so and then give you a ballot.

If you’re not registered to vote, or you’ve moved and need to change your registration, you may still register to vote at the polls, as long as you vote at the same time you register. You’ll need two forms of identification, at least one showing your current address.

Be sure to vote in your local elections. Voting is your civil right – and a civic duty. Please encourage your friends and family, too.

Questions? Call the Democratic Voter Assistance Hotline, 847-432-VOTE (8683)

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