Your source for voter information
Updated May 15, 2022
Lake Forest Library seeks to empower residents to exercise their right to vote and to be informed about their choices. This non-partisan guide can be used to find information voters need to prepare to vote in the 2022 spring primary election. It will be updated for the November general election.
- Register to vote via mail by Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
- Register to vote via the internet by Saturday, June 12.
- Learn how to register to vote in person at any time below.
- Request your mail in ballot before Thursday, June 23.
- Early voting begins Thursday, May 19 and runs through Monday, June 27.
- Election day is Tuesday, June 28.
Register to Vote
In the state of Illinois, voters can register online at https://ova.elections.il.gov/. You can also update an existing registration with a new address there. Not sure if you are registered? Look yourself up at https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx.
Fill out the Illinois Voter Registration application at https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/sber19.pdf and mail to your local election office. Voters can now sign up to be on a permanent absentee ballot list.
- The Lake County Clerk's office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan during weekday business hours
- The Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services Facility when there for other services (please only use this option if you need to visit the DMV for other reasons in addition to voter registration).
- Lake Forest City Hall, 220 E Deerpath Rd
- You can also register at any Early Voting site or at your Election Day voting site.
- The state of Illinois now allows curbside voting. Please check with the Lake County Clerk before requesting.
Requirements in the State of Illinois
- You must be a United States Citizen.
- You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General or Consolidated Election.
- You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
- You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution because of a conviction.
- You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.
Where to Vote in Lake Forest
Simply enter your address into the Community Portal database to see where your polling location is. You'll also find valuable information about who your local and state representatives are.
Early voting in Lake Forest
- Available to any Lake County resident who meets all voter registration requirements.
- Starts 40 days before Election Day only at the Lake County Clerk's office.
- Opens county-wide at designated locations 15 days before Election Day.
- Ends the Monday before Election Day.
- You can use any early voting site regardless of where you live.
- Hours and dates vary at the different locations. Some sites offer extended weekend and evening hours.
- No identification is required for voters correctly registered with current name and address.
- Your identity is verified by matching your application signature with the signature on your voter registration record.
- Every site is ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant and accessible.
- Grace Registration is available for eligible unregistered residents at any early voting site.
- Early voting wait time estimates are available at https://maps.lakecountyil.gov/EarlyVotingSites.
- Find which location is your preferred early voting site at Lake Count Voter Power.
Mail-In Ballot Voting
Voting by mail provides a safe, secure, and convenient method of casting a ballot and does not require an excuse or reason. To receive a ballot in time, the deadline for returning an application to vote by mail is June 23. In Lake County, you may apply online to receive your mail in ballot. Choose this option via the Lake County Voter Power website at lakecountyil.gov/351/Voter-Power-for-Registered-Voters.
The ballots can be returned to the Clerk's office (18 N County St, Room 101, Waukegan, IL 60085) in person or postmarked by June 28.
In the state of Illinois, mail in ballots that are post-marked on or prior to June 28 will be counted if received within 14 days after the election. For additional questions, please visit https://www.lakecountyil.gov/343/Voting-Options#Mail.
Find candidate forums from all of Illinois at https://www.lwvil.org/candidateforum via the IL League of Women Voters.
Find upcoming events and candidate forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff at https://www.lwv-lflb.org/content.aspx?page_id=4001&club_id=126347
- Register for Candidate Forum Supreme Court and Appellate Judge Candidates 2nd District Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm.
- Watch the ABC7 Governor Republican candidate debate on June 2 at 7 pm. Learn more here.
Candidates and Issues on Lake Forest Local Ballot
The following candidates are listed on Spring 2022 primary election ballots. Please check "my candidates June Election" at Lake County Voter Power for the most up to date list of candidates and offices included in this primary election.
Governor of Illinois and Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
- J.B. Pritzker (Incumbent) Democratic - Juliana Stratton (Running mate)
- Beverly Miles - Democratic - Karla Shaw (Running mate)
- Darren Bailey - Republican - Stephanie Trussell (Running mate)
- Richard Irvin - Republican - Avery Bourne (Running mate)
- Gary Rabine - Republican - Aaron Del Mar (Running mate)
- Paul Schimpf - Republican - Carolyn Schofield (Running mate)
- Max Solomon - Republican - Latasha H. Fields (Running mate)
- Jesse Sullivan - Republican - Kathleen Murphy (Running mate)
Illinois Secretary of State
- Alexi Giannoulis - Democratic
- David Moore - Democratic
- Anna Valencia - Democratic
- Dan Brady - Republican
- John Milhiser - Republican
- Michelle Turney - Republican
U.S. House Illinois District 10
U.S. Senate Illinois
- Tammy Duckworth (Incumbent) Democratic
- Casey Chlebek - Republican
- Matthew Dubiel - Republican
- Peggy Hubbard - Republican
- Bobby Piton - Republican
- Kathy Salvi - Republican
- Jimmy Lee Tillman II - Republican
- Anthony Williams - Republican
Attorney General of Illinois
- Kwame Raoul (Incumbent) Democratic
- Thomas DeVore - Republican
- David Shestokas - Republican
- Steve Kim - Republican
Illinois State Senate District 29
- Julie Morrison (Incumbent) Democratic
Illinois House of Representatives District 58
- Bob Morgan (Incumbent) Democratic
Illinois Supreme Court 2nd District
- Rene Cruz - Democratic
- Elizabeth M. Rochford - Democratic
- Nancy Rodkin Roterine - Democratic
- John A. Noverini - Republican
- Daniel Shanes - Republican
- Mark C. Curran, Jr. - Republican
- Susan F. Hutchinson - Republican
Illinois 2nd District Appellate Court
(Michael J. Burke / Liam C. Brennan's seat)
- Erin Cartwright Weinstein - Democratic
- Mike Cortina - Democratic
- Chris Kennedy - Democratic
- Susan Clancy Boles - Republican
Jude of the Circuit Court 19th Judicial Circuit? Sub-circuit ward 12
- Mike Nerheim
Lake County Clerk
Lake County Treasurer
Lake County Sheriff
- William C. King - Democratic
- John D. Idleburg (Incumbent) Democratic
- Mark A. Vice II - Republican
- John K. Can Dien II - Republican
Lake County Board Member District 12
- Marcy Brown
- Paras Parekh (Incumbent)
Regional Superintendent of Schools
- Michael L. Karner (Incumbent) - Democratic
- Terence Q. O Brian (write in) - Republican
- Ward 1 - Nancy Novit
- Ward 2 - Edward U Notz (Incumbent)
- Ward 3 - Jim Preschlack (Incumbent)
- Ward 4 - Eileen Looby Weber (Incumbent)
For more information on who is on your ballot based on your address please visit Lake County Voter Power at lakecountyil.gov/351/Voter-Power-for-Registered-Voters. Fill out the form to log in.
In Voter Power, you may register to receive your ballot by mail, track your ballot, see what districts you are in, find out where you vote, see a list of your current elected officials, and view a sample ballot prior to either voting or receiving your ballot. You may also find more information about voting by mail and learn how to cast a write-in vote.
The League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area offers a voter guide app to help you research candidates on an upcoming election. Type in your address to use it at https://illinoisvoterguide.org.
Local and National Election Websites
- League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff: https://www.lwv-lflb.org
- USA.gov website on voting: https://www.usa.gov/voting
- Vote.org: https://www.vote.org
- Rock the Vote (supports and encourages young people to vote): https://www.rockthevote.org
- Vote.gov where you can register to vote: https://vote.gov/
- Office of the County Clerk for Lake County: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/163/Elections
- Lake County Democratic Organization: https://www.lakedems.org
- Lake County Republicans: http://lakecountyrepublicans.com
- FindLaw Illinois Voter Guide: https://www.findlaw.com/voting/illinois-voting-guide.html