Grab a book, sign up to punch a ballot during Lake County campaign


Lake County Library System Director George Taylor, left, and Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays. // Lake County photo

The Lake County Library System and Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office are encouraging residents to visit their local libraries this month during the Books & Ballots campaign.

Books & Ballots coincides with National Library Card Signup Month and National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 24. Although people can sign up for a library card and register to vote all year long, this campaign features onsite representatives who will answer questions regarding libraries and voting, a news release states.

“This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn about the new resources and services that libraries have to offer,” says George Taylor, director of the library system. “Library cards help people pursue their passions and give students the tools necessary to succeed in school and beyond. We are always finding ways to meet the community’s needs.”

The Books & Ballots campaign is designed to prepare people for the upcoming election year.

“The 2020 elections are fast approaching,” says Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays. “Our goal is to create a smooth voting experience and for people to realize that every vote counts. We also invite the public to tour our election office and learn more about the voting process.”

For more information and to see when Books & Ballots will be at your library, visit or