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Voter registration is available at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath or the Lake County Clerk's Office. You can also register online, by mail, during Early Voting, or on Election Day.
Voting by mail, early or on Election Day allows you to choose the option that best suits your busy schedule and lifestyle. Click here for more information.
Registered voters can log onto LakeVoterPower.info to find one-click personalized voting information:
Confirm you are registered with current name and address
Print your personalized sample ballot prior to Election Day
Submit the required application to receive a ballot by mail
Track Clerk's receipt of your ballot, if voting by mail
Find your assigned Election Day and all Early Voting site locations, including driving directions and map
Find your current representative districts and elected officials
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.