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January 17, 2012

Contact:  Willard R. Helander


 Voting By Mail Application Available for All Lake County Registered Voters


WAUKEGAN, Illinois - County Clerk Willard Helander encourages all Lake County registered voters who prefer to vote by mail in the March primary to visit and complete a fillable form titled "Application for Ballot." Illinois law requires voters in each election to complete an application and return it to the Clerk's office before a ballot can be mailed. Ballots for the March 2012 primary will be mailed beginning February 9, pending final ballot certification from the Illinois State Board of Elections. Requests for the application may also be made by contacting the Voting by Mail Department via e-mail at or by calling 847.377.2406.


Registered voters may also enroll in a permanent Voting by Mail Program. Voters in the program automatically receive an application for ballot for each election specified until the voter provides notification to cancel or the voter's registration becomes inactive.


"Voting by mail is a convenient way to ensure you can participate in each election no matter how busy daily life becomes," said Helander.


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