Voter Guide: 2022 General Election

Your source for voter information

Updated September 26, 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 November 2022 general election.

Important Dates

Mail-in ballot procedures have changed since the 2020 November election in multiple states. According to the US Census Bureau, 43 percent Illinois residents voted by mail and 26 percent of Illinois residents voted early in the 2020 November election.

  • Request your mail in ballot before November 3.
  • All ballots must be post-marked by Election Day, November 8.
  • Mail-in ballots will be sent out starting September 29.
  • Early voting begins September 29.
  • Election day is Tuesday, November 8.

 

Register to Vote

Online

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.

By Mail

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.

In Person

  • 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.

 

Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters Lake Forest Lake Bluff are holding three candidate forums:

 

Candidates and Issues on Lake Forest Local Ballot

The following candidates are listed on Spring 2022 primary election ballots. Please check Lake County Voter Power for the most up to date list of candidates and offices included in this primary election.

Ballot Measures

Illinois Amendment 1, Right to Collective Bargaining Measure - vote yes in support or no to oppose. Learn more at Ballotpedia, Patch, or NBC Chicago.

 

U.S. House Illinois District 10

U.S. Senate Illinois

  • Kathy Salvi - Republican
  • Tammy Duckworth (Incumbent) Democratic
  • Bill Redpath - Libertarian
  • Connor Vlakancic - National Union Party

Governor of Illinois

Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

  • Stephanie Trussell Republican
  • Juliana Stratton (Incumbent) Democratic

Attorney General of Illinois

Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Treasurer

Illinois Comptroller

Illinois State Senate District 29

Illinois House of Representatives District 58

  • Michael Clark - Republican
  • Bob Morgan (Incumbent) Democratic

Illinois Supreme Court 2nd District

(Robert R. ThomasMichael J. Burke's seat)

  • Elizabeth M. Rochford - Democratic
  • Mark C. Curran, Jr. - Republican

Illinois 2nd District Appellate Court

(Michael J. Burke / Liam C. Brennan's seat)

  • Susan Clancy Boles - Republican
  • Chris Kennedy - Democratic

Jude of the Circuit Court 19th Judicial Circuit? Sub-circuit ward 12

  • Michael G. "Mike" Nerheim Republican

Lake County Clerk

Lake County Treasurer

Lake County Sheriff

Lake County Board Member District 12

  • Marcy Brown - Republican
  • Paras Parekh (Incumbent) Democratic

Regional Superintendent of Schools

  • Michael L. Karner (Incumbent) - Democratic
  • Terence Q. O Brian (write in) - Republican

 

Find all General Election November 2022 races registered with the Lake County Clerk Office here.

 

 

Voter Power

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