Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Early Voting Has Begun!

Early voting for the March 20th Primary Election is underway in Libertyville Township!

Libertyville Township residents who are currently registered to vote can head over to the Lake County Central Permit Facility (500 W. Winchester Rd. / 847-377-2600) and cast a ballot. Early voting runs until March 15th (more details below) Generally, I love to take advantage of early voting - for some reason, trying to get to the polls on election day seems to always be a difficult task for me.

I am often asked my view of local candidates who are running for office - so I thought I would share with you. Here are the local candidates on the Republican ballot I endorse: (There are other positions on the ballot - these are the ones I feel most strongly to support)

10th District Congressman - Robert Dold 
State Representative / 51st District - Ed Sullivan, Jr.
Lake County Board - Dist. 15 - Dan Donahue 
Lake County Coroner - Steve Newton
Libertyville Electric Aggregation Question - Yes/Si

As a former news reporter for Chicago media - I have dealt with County Clerk offices across the Chicagoland area - Lake County Clerk Willard Helander has always had the easiest to use and best looking website. If you have a chance, visit her LakeVoterPower.info website - on the site, you can see a list of all of the candidates who are on your ballot. It's a great resource!

Here is the text of Libertyville resident and Lake County Clerk, Willard Helander announcing early voting:

Early Voting for March General Primary Election

WAUKEGAN, Illinois - Lake County Clerk Willard Helander reminds registered Lake County voters that early voting for the March 20, 2012 General Primary begins Monday, February 27 and ends Thursday, March 15. 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 designated places throughout Lake County. 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. “Early voting continues to be a popular choice for Lake County voters. Because March 20th may be a cold and snowy day, select the day and time most convenient for you and vote early,” said Helander. Voters can visit LakeVoterPower.info and enter information to confirm their registration at their current address, see a sample ballot, and find their early voting or Election Day voting site. For more information on County Clerk services and election news, visit LakeCountyClerk.info, follow us at twitter.com/ClerkWillard, join our page at facebook.com/CountyClerk, or subscribe to our e-newsletter at LakeCountyClerk.info by clicking on the envelope icon or call 847.377.2400.