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February 8, 2013 

Contact: Willard R. Helander




Early Voting Begins for February Consolidated Primary Election


WAUKEGAN, Illinois - Lake County Clerk Willard Helander reminds registered voters in North Chicago, Waukegan, and Waukegan Township that early voting for the February 26 Consolidated Primary Election begins Monday, February 11 and ends Saturday, February 23. Early voting is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake County Building's Main Lobby.


Early voters are required to present a valid Illinois driver's license, an Illinois identification card issued by the Secretary of State, or another valid government-issued identification document containing their photograph. Identification with an address different from registration record require additional verification set forth under 10 ILCS 5/17-10.


"Early voting continues to be a popular choice for voters. Because February 26th may be a cold and snowy day, voters may prefer to select the day and time most convenient and vote early," said Helander.


Voters can visit and enter information to confirm their registration at their current address, see a sample ballot, and find their Election Day voting site.


The February 26 Consolidated Primary in the cities of North Chicago and Waukegan as well as Waukegan Township is a primary for only Democratic candidates because no contested Republican candidates or nonpartisan public questions were certified for the election.


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