Monday, October 22, 2012

Early Voting Starts Today

The headline to this piece is slightly misleading, early voting actually started with mail balloting.  Lake County Clerk Willard Helander has reported a record number of mail ballot requests have been received by her office and already processed. How many of those requested ballots will actually be voted by mail remains to be seen but in recent past elections, most of those ballots were returned and counted on election day.  The old "absentee" ballot where you needed to provide reason to vote by mail is still around, but these days, you need not state a reason to request a mail ballot.

Today, we can all early vote in person from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM during weekdays and from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturdays.  The last day to early vote is November 3, 2012.

If you wish to early vote you may do so for 10th Congressional District races at the following locations:

Lake County Courthouse (For all County Townships)
18 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 

Antioch Township
Antioch Township Offices
1625 Deep Lake Road
Lake Villa, IL

Avon Township
Avon Township Offices
433 East Washington Street
Round Lake Park, IL

Benton Township
Benton Township Offices
40020 North Green Bay Road
Beach Park, IL

Cuba Township
Cuba Township Offices
28000 West Cuba Road
Barrington, IL

Ela Township
Ela Township Offices
1155 East Rt. 22
Lake Zurich, IL

Fremont Township
Fremont Township Public Library
1170 North Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL

Grant Township
Grant Township Offices
26725 West Molidor Road
Ingleside, IL

Lake Villa Township
Lake Villa Township Office
37908 North Fairfield Road
Lake Villa, IL

Libertyville Township (excluding Lake Forest voters)
Lake County Central Permit Facility
500 West Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL

Moraine Township (excluding Lake Forest but including 
all Highland Park Voters and some Deerfield)
Lake County North Shore Health Center
1840 Green Bay Road
Highland Park, IL 

Newport Township
Wadsworth City Hall
14155 West Wadsworth Road
Wadsworth, IL

Shields Township (A)
(includes Lake Forest Voters in Libertyville and Moraine Townships,
Knollwood unincorporated area and excludes North Chicago voters)
Lake Forest City Hall
220 East Deerpath Road
Lake Forest, IL

Shields Township (B) (excludes Voters in Libertyville Township and 
Includes All North Chicago Voters)
North Chicago City Hall
1850 Lewis Avenue
North Chicago, IL

Vernon Township (excludes Lake Forest Voters)
Vernon Township Office
3050 North Main Street
Buffalo Grove, IL

Warren Township
Gurnee Village Hall
325 North O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL

Wauconda Township
Wauconda Township Offices (Community Hall)
505 West Bonner Road
Wauconda, IL

Waukegan Township (excludes North Chicago Voters)
Waukegan Park District Field House
800 North Baldwin Avenue
Waukegan, IL

West Deerfield Township (excludes Lake Forest and Highland Park Voters)
West Deerfield Township Office
601 Deerfield Road
Deerfield, IL

Zion Township
Zion City Hall
2828 Sheridan Road
Zion, IL

State Election Code law requires some form of photo identification to vote. If you are not sure where to go to early vote, call the Lake County Clerk's office at 847-377-2400.

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