Lake County’s results from all mailed, early voted, and Election Day ballots will be posted on this website after the polls close at 7 p.m. on election night.
After all voters in line at 7 p.m. are processed, election judges will begin transmitting the tallies from the county’s individual voting sites directly to the clerk’s office.
Election Day totals are the first results to be posted. Once all Election Day precincts have completely reported, the totals for all mailed and early voted ballots are then added. By statute, these ballots must be counted in the clerk’s office by election judges after the polls close at 7 p.m. on election night. Since the Election Day reporting transmissions cannot be interrupted, results from mailed and early ballots will be added afterwards.
Voters and interested parties are urged to visit our Election Results page before Election Day to become familiar with the site’s features. On election night, web visitors should click their browser’s refresh button after they enter the results page to ensure the most recent numbers are being viewed.
Per Illinois election law, results will not be final until 14 days after the election. This allows for any late-arriving voted by mail ballots and the processing of provisional ballots.
The Clerk’s office cannot provide website troubleshooting on Election Day. The County Clerk’s office also provides current vote count by telephone at (847) 377-2410 starting at 8:00 p.m. on election night.