Ballots now ready for March 15 Illinois primary
Illinois citizens may now obtain materials enabling them to vote early in Illinois’ March 15 presidential primary.
While the Illinois State Board of Elections was reviewing objections filed against several of the presidential candidates in the race, printing of voting materials was suspended until all candidates listed on the ballot could obtain official state certification.
However, now early voting for Illinois residents can be done by mail or in person, with several options being available for the latter.
In-person early voting will be available weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until February 26 at the Lake County Clerk’s office, 18 N. County St., in Waukegan. After that date, early voting will begin Feb. 29 at 14 locations countywide, with some sites offering extended weekend and evening hours.
To vote early by mail, citizens are asked to complete an online application by going to LakeVoterPower.info, logging in and confirming voter registration status. The last day to request a ballot by mail is March 10.
Feb. 16 is the last day that U.S. citizens temporarily residing outside the country can apply to vote by mail and the last day election officials can mail such a ballot.