Polling places won’t change for Salem Lakes Feb. 21 primary election information

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Photo by Kristen Price via stock.xchng

Voters in the new village of Salem Lakes will be voting in a brand new municipality for the first time for the Feb. 21 primary, but where they vote will be the same.


All polling places for both the former Town of Salem and the former Village of Silver Lake will remain the same for this election year, Salem town Clerk Cindi Dulaney recently announced.

There is one small change however.  The village of Silver Lake wards were previously known as Wards 1, 2 and 3.  These three wards have been renamed as Wards 11, 12 and 13.

There are no other changes in the way you vote or where you vote, Dulaney said.

Absentee voting is now taking place.  All Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 can vote at the Salem Town Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Silver Lake’s Wards 11, 12 and 13 can also absentee vote at the Silver Lake Village Hall, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.



  1. Another lost chance in the making? says:

    All three of the Wards in Silver Lake are exactly the same makeup for district voting. The chance to blend these together into one, I hope, after this Primary, will be taken. Perhaps blending them in with another ward that already exists with the same composite.

    Whenever there is the opportunity to combine, there will be a savings. Savings on different ballot forms, on different machine programming, on different WARD tickets for the actual voter, on the different rosters, on phony lines for district maps, on the different ward cards for the touch machines. In voting, different options reduce the chance for bad activity, or mistakes. In some instances, might reduce the allocation of a specific touch machine for a specific ward when it is unnecessary.

    This is one of those chances to save money by becoming one Village. I hope that the clerks don’t blow it. Oh, who is going to be the clerk for the new village. When do we get to vote on that? Will we be able to vote on that? If not, why not?

  2. rob says:

    what the heck is salem lakes? is this in illinois

    1. Salem Lakes is the name of the new village being formed as of Feb. 14 by the merger of Silver Lake and Salem.

  3. concerned says:

    Welcome to Salem Lakes. With every change there will be some pros and some cons. What is most surprising is this could happen without a referendum. Especially since a governmental body (Town of Salem) is being eliminated. Should have gone to referendum on both sides. What would have been the harm in doing so?

  4. It's done says:

    It’s done. It’s official. It’s a savings to be for all. Eliminating one complete layer of government is a win for all! Now we need to build a board split between all the hamlets. 3 from Silver Lake on the board now. I’m betting 3 from Salem next. Nopenz or Teasar will be the vote breaker.

  5. SL Goverment says:

    I believe that each community should be a ward. Like Sliver Lake, Wilmot, Trevor and Salem. Each has one trustee and you can only run for that spot if you are from that ward.

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