For full details on voter services and election information and results, please visit the Lake County Clerk's web page.
You may register to vote at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath. For information, please call 847.810.3676.
To register to vote you must:
•Be a United States citizen
•Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election (17 year olds may register and vote in even-year primaries if 18th birthday occurs before date of general election)
•Live in your election precinct at least 30 days immediately prior to an election
•Not be convicted and in jail.
•Not claim the right to vote anywhere else
Two forms of identification are required to register through a deputy registrar:
•At least one of the two forms must show your name and current address
•Only one form of identification may be a piece of mail for a contractual service addressed and delivered to you
The City of Lake Forest operates under a special charter granted by the State Legislature on February 21, 1861, the date of the City's incorporation. The charter calls for annual City elections, and the term of office for Mayor and Aldermen are two years. Two Aldermen represent each of the City's four wards, and one Alderman from each ward is elected every year.
Calendar and Type of Elections:
General Primary Election - 1st Tuesday in February.
Nominees for Federal, State, Legislative, Judicial, County, and North Shore Sanitary District
Election of Precinct Committeemen and Lake Forest Municipal candidates and referenda.
General Election - 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November.
Federal, State, Legislative, Judicial, County, NSSD candidates and referenda.
Consolidated Election - 1st Tuesday in April.
Municipal, Township, Park, and Library Districts.
Schools, Colleges, other special purpose district candidates and referenda.