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February 21, 2012

Contact:  Willard R. Helander


 Voter Information Guide Available


WAUKEGAN, Illinois - Lake County Clerk Willard Helander announced today that Lake County voters who visit can view the Voter Information Guide for March 20, 2012 General Primary Election.


A printed version of the guide will be delivered in local newspapers as early as February 23. Additional copies will be available soon at many Lake County libraries, municipalities, and park district offices.


The guide includes a complete listing of all candidates and public questions appearing on the March election ballot. Election Day voting sites with addresses are listed by township and precinct. A comprehensive directory of all early voting sites, including dates, hours, addresses and phone numbers, is published on the back cover of the guide.


"The guide is popular with voters," says Helander. "Lake County voters watch for it because it provides a complete list of candidates throughout the county, and voters can take it into the voting booth as a reference tool."


The guide also addresses many commonly asked questions and dispels misconceptions such as the urban legend that absentee ballots are "only counted in close contests." All absentee ballots postmarked by the day before the election and received by the 14th day after are processed by judges of the two parties.


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