Whiteside County has one "Election Authority." All elections and voter registration are conducted through this office. Whenever you hear the term "Election Authority" it refers to the Whiteside County Clerk. The office of your County Clerk is as Follows:
Whiteside County Clerk
200 E. Knox Street
Morrison, IL 61270
Within Whiteside County each unit of government has its own "Local Election Official". This Election Official is the Clerk or Secretary of the unit.When running for office in a particular unit of govern- ment, or when submitting petitions for referendum within that unit, it is done thru the Local Election Official. Candidates running for County Office file their petitions with the County Clerk. County-wide referendum petitions are also filed with the County Clerk. Multi-County or State Candidates will file with the State Board of Elections in Springfield.
You must be registered at your current address in order to vote. Polls on all election days are open from, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Your precinct name and number is shown on your voter registration card. You will vote at the same location for every election. If you need assistance in determining your polling place, call the County Clerk's office at 815-772-5189.
If you were not registered or not at your correct address, voters can come to our office on election day; register/make corrections and vote a full ballot.
Voters can cast a ballot prior to Election day without having a reason or an excuse for wanting to vote early. The law prohibits a person who voted during the early voting period from voting at the polls on Election Day. The votes cast during the early voting period will not be counted until after the polls close on Election Day.
Vote by Mail
A registered voter may also vote by mail ballot (absentee). Voters can print off and mail in an Application For Vote By Mail Ballot.