Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-0002    Version: 1 Name: Resolution authorizing voting precincts in Lake County.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/16/2021 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/11/2022
Title: Resolution authorizing voting precincts in Lake County.
Attachments: 1. 2021_Precinct_Changes, 2. 211300Draft Countywide Precinct
Title
Resolution authorizing voting precincts in Lake County.

Staff Summary
* The 2021 decennial redistricting resulted in new Congressional, State and County Board district lines creating the need to reconfigure Lake County's voting precincts.
* The Lake County Clerk is responsible for drawing precinct lines as near as practicable for each precinct to be situated within one Congressional, Legislative and Representative District.
* Geographic Information System software (GIS) was utilized to achieve active voters of approximately 1200 voters per precinct.
* To achieve an average of 1200 voters per precinct, the number of voting precincts in Lake County was increased by 16.
* The attached Exhibit A sets forth the 431 precincts which are identified by their location within the county's respective 18 townships.

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RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Lake County currently has 415 Election Day voting precincts in 18 townships; and

WHEREAS, the 2021 decennial redistricting resulted in new Congressional, State and County Board district lines; and

WHEREAS, the Lake County Clerk is responsible for drawing precinct lines as near as practicable for each precinct to be situated within one Congressional, Legislative and Representative District; and

WHEREAS, electronic files of the new districts were made available in December and analysis of existing precincts included the number of active registered voters; and

WHEREAS, Geographic Information System software (GIS) was utilized to achieve active voters of approximately 1200 voters; and

WHEREAS, some areas of Lake County are uniquely low-density and others are more compact, which yields minimum and maximum voter counts in the county; and

WHEREAS, more than one-third of Lake County voters now vote prior to Election Day and Election Day is effectively the last day of a voting period; and

WHEREAS, state and federal laws have added additional costs to the administration of elections and require significant resources before the tra...

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