The Township Clerk is the official custodian of records, books and papers of the Township. The Clerk is responsible for maintaining records of the Township of Zion in accordance with State statutes and local ordinances. The Clerk files all certificates, oaths and other papers required by law.
The Clerk serves as custodian of the Township Seal; maintaining permanent originals of all Township documents under the Clerk’s jurisdiction. The Clerk certifies authenticity of documents and attests signature of the Township Supervisor.
The Township Clerk serves as the clerk for the Township Board. The Clerk keeps minutes of all Town meetings and Town Board meetings. The Clerk is responsible for recording the proceedings, as well as every order, vote or direction.
Prior to an election . . .
Candidate petition packets are distributed to the public upon request by the Town Clerk.
Candidate nominating petitions for Township offices are filed with the Town Clerk.
In addition to the required petition documents, the petition packets include an informational DVD on petition filing, an invitation to the Lake County Election Department Candidate Resource Night, and cards listing quick links to helpful candidate.
Are you registered to vote? If not, the Township Clerk can register you, so you can exercise your right to vote.
Citizens who will be 18 years of age prior to the next election are eligible to register to vote. You must provide two pieces of identification, one bearing your current address. Previously registered voters who have moved within Lake County should update their voting record with their new address.
You may register in the Town Clerk’s office up to 1 month preceding an election.
Registration again resumes two days after an election
Early voting is offered to any eligible registered voter, and does not require restrictions (out of town, disabled, etc). Early voting is conducted at Zion City Hall for registered Zion Township voters from the 22nd day prior to an election through the day before the election. Early voters are required to present a valid Illinois driver’s licenseor other government-issued identification containing their photograph, name and address.
Registered voters can also vote early at the Lake County Clerk’s Office in Waukegan.
Voters may access the Lake County Clerk’s website at VoteEarly.info for information on their local early voting site or local precincts.
Voting by Mail
Illinois law now allows any registered voter to vote by mail. Voters are not required to have a reason to vote by mail.
Requests can be made via email at VotingByMail@lakecountyil.gov or by calling 847-377-2406.
Voters participating in a primary election must provide a party preference when requesting a ballot.
- Your polling place is determined by your precinct number and is listed on your Voters Registration Card.
Please click here to find your voting site, including driving directions, a map, and a picture of the site.
- All polling places are open from 6 AM to 7 PM on Election Day and are handicap accessible.
- If you vote early, you may not vote on Election Day.
- Voters requesting a ballot prior to Election Day are not entitled to cast a ballot on Election Day.
- Cellular phones should not be brought into the polling place. Using a cellular phone in the polling place can constitute electioneering.
For Election Results
After the election, results can be obtained by either calling the Lake County Clerk’s results phone line at (847) 377-2410 or on-line.