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How Does the Tabulation Process Work?

How Soon Will Reports Be Available?

Election results are reported as available after 7 p.m. Viewers will need to click the refresh button once they enter the reporting pages to ensure the most recent results are being viewed.

Up-to-the-minute Election Day voting tallies for each race are reported in a bar graph format. Results also link to precinct color-coded maps for each race displaying the color assigned to the candidate carrying the precinct.

To toggle from the race summary to color-coded precinct maps, use the map icon labeled "Precincts Reporting." The icon is located adjacent to the heading listing the race title.

Voters and interested parties are urged to visit our Election Results page before Election Day to become familiar with the site's features. The Clerk's office cannot provide website troubleshooting on Election Day. The County Clerk's office also provides current vote count by telephone at (847) 377-2410 starting at 8:00 p.m. on election night.

When are Voted by Mail Ballots and Early Voting Results Counted?

Viewers may also toggle to a report of results by method of voting reported. After Election Day precincts report, the tallies from ballots received by mail, grace, and early voting are reported in a grid format and added to the Election Day ballots.

When are Write-In Votes Counted and Reported?

Write-in Votes are tallied by election judges for the two parties in the precinct. The tally sheets are entered into electronic files at the County Clerk's office election night and the day after the election (early and voted by mail ballots). Results are posted the day after the election when completed -- no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

When are Provisional/Late Arriving Ballots Counted and Reported?

All tallies from Provisional and late-arriving ballots voted by mail are reported 14 days after Election Day when the election results become final. The official canvass of the results occurs the following day.