Election season

We are now entering the home stretch to the November 8 General Election. Early voting has in fact already begun and will run through October 21, but only at the Lake County Clerk’s office in Waukegan. Starting October 24 and ending either November 5 or November 7, depending on location, early voting will open at more locations around the county, and one can vote early at any one of these locations. The nearest early voting sites to us in Lakewood Orchard are the Fremont Public Library and Round Lake Village Hall. All early voting sites are open Monday through Saturday, and some are even open on Sunday, but the hours vary, so check the Lake County Clerk’s Website for the complete and correct information: November 8, 2016 General Election

While the 11/8 election looms large on the horizon, let’s not forget that there is another important election coming up next year, namely, the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2017. This is the election for the board members of our local governments, such as the village, public library, public schools, park district, fire protection district, and township. You may see and encounter prospective candidates for the offices on these local governing boards circulating petitions around the neighborhood or around town. These prospective candidates have until December 19, 2016, to get the required number of signatures from us the registered voters in order to be on the ballot April 4, 2017. If anyone is interested in running for local office or just interested in learning more about next year’s Consolidated Election, the Lake County Clerk also has a Webpage with the information: Candidate Services


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