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Chris Rowe - Wauconda Township Clerk

Chris Rowe

The Township Clerk is the Clerk for the Township Board, which consists of the Supervisor and four Trustees. All of these board members, as well as the Clerk, are elected officials. 

The Township Clerk has many duties; keeper of township records, Clerk of all town meetings, administer oaths, local election authority, and give notice of meetings and the agenda through local newspapers and public places within the township. The clerk is responsible for publishing or posting certain specific notices, including notices for the Township Highway department.

The clerk is the local election authority and is responsible for accepting petitions concerning local elections and/or referendums.

Voter registration is available through the Clerk’s office for any Illinois resident.  Two forms of identification are required and one must have the voter’s current address.  You must be at least 18 years of age before the next election to register.

Freedom of Information Act FormFOIA-Form: Please print, complete form and fax to 847-526-0294 or e-mail to

You are eligible to register to vote if you are a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age by the next election, a resident of Lake County for 30 days prior to an election, and present two pieces of valid identification. Registration is available at the Lake County Clerk’s office, through a commissioned Deputy Registrar, at your local municipal or township office, or other convenient local agencies. Registration is open all year throughout the County except during the 27 days preceding an election and reopens the second day following an election.  To see Voter Registration opportunites throughout township, click here.

To find a voter registration location, contact the County Clerk’s Voter Registration department at or call 847.377.2410.

Vote by
Voting by mail is available to any registered voter, and Illinois law requires voters to complete an application for ballot form for each election. The completed application must be received by the Clerk’s office before a ballot can be mailed to the voter. Voters can make a one-time request for an application or enroll in a convenient Voting by Mail program to automatically receive an application for ballot for each election specified. Voters can visit to track the Clerk’s receipt of their voted ballot.

To receive a one-time application or enroll in a Voting by Mail program, visit, email the County Clerk’s Voting by Mail Department at or call 847.377.2406.

In-person early voting begins 15 days prior to Election Day. Any registered voter in Lake County may choose to vote early and is required to present valid government-issued identification containing their photograph. Each voter has a convenient local early voting site that is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Early voting ends the Saturday prior to Election Day.

To locate your early voting site, visit or call 847.377.2410.

Online voter Resource
Visit to confirm your registration status and to view all your personalized election information:

  • Sample ballot, beginning 40 days prior to Election Day
  • Form to make application for a ballot by mail
  • Track receipt of ballot, if voting by mail
  • Election Day and early voting site locations including driving directions and picture
  • Current representative districts and those districts effective November 2012
  • Current elected officials and contact information

Need more voter or election information? Visit, contact the County Clerk’s Elections department at State Board of Elections or call 847.377.2314.