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February 14, 2012

Contact:  Willard R. Helander


 Last Day to Register for General Primary Election


WAUKEGAN, Illinois - County Clerk Willard Helander reminds Lake County residents that Feb. 21 is the last day to register to vote with local deputy registrars for the March 20, 2012 General Primary Election.


"Residents who are new to Lake County, moved to a new address in Lake County, turn 18 on or before Election Day or have changed one's name need to register by Tuesday, Feb. 21," said Helander.


Lake County residents can visit or call 847.377.2410 to confirm registration status.


New registrants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years old on or before the election, residents of the precinct for 30 days immediately prior to Election Day and must provide two forms of identification.


Registration is available at the County Clerk's office and at most municipal, township and library facilities. In addition, there are almost 1,000 trained deputy registrars available throughout the county and in every local community. To find the nearest registration location, voters may call the County Clerk's Voter Registration Department at 847.377.2410.


The County Clerk's office, 18 N. County St., Room 101, Waukegan, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays not proceeding holiday weekends.


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