Some candidates, both democrat and republican, have pushed the idea of going for an all-mail ballot for the June primary. The Lake County election office is watching it closely. It’s unclear if the Governor has the authority to make that decision, according the county election officials, but the decision must come from the state level. The candidates on the ballot will be certified Thursday this week. While there are concerns, election staff are planning for the election to continue as usual.
April 6 is the close of regular voter registration for special purpose districts and school districts. May 4 is the close of regular voter registration for the primary election, which is June 2.
The County Election office will send a letter out soon asking voters if they would prefer to have their ballot mailed to them so they can avoid coming to vote in person.
Lake County oversees 11 poling locations and there are questions as to whether regular voting locations at school will remain available.
Questions may be directed to the Lake County Election Office at (406) 883-7268 or firstname.lastname@example.org Katie Harding is the head elections official and is currently the only person in the office.