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 15th day prior to an election through the day before the election.
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.
Traditional deputy registrars are available to accept voter registration applications at most municipal or township offices, libraries, and at the Lake County Clerk’s office. Citizens can now also register online, by mail, during early voting, or on Election Day. Requirements and locations
Voting by mail, early, or on Election Day allows the voter choose the option that best suits their busy schedule and lifestyle. More information
Registered voters can log on to find one-click personalized voting information
• Confirm you are registered with current name and address
• Print a sample ballot prior to Election Day
• Submit required application to receive a ballot by mail
• Track Clerk’s receipt of ballot, if voting by mail
• Find Election Day and early voting site locations including driving directions and map
• Find current representative districts and elected officials
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.