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Elderly & Disabled Voters

There are many aids and provisions for assistance in voting in upcoming elections.  The County Clerk's Office welcomes inquiries by anyone who feels they may wish to take advantage of these aids. You may contact the office at 815-772-5189. The TTD/TTY number is 815-772-5266.

ALL voters may vote by mail and may contact the office to request an application.  After filing the application with the County Clerk's office, the ballot will be mailed to the voter at home, or wherever he or she may be at the time, along with complete instructions for voting and returning the voted ballot.  Voters may apply for this absentee ballot forty days prior to each election. The last day to request a ballot is five days before each election. Voters may request an application to vote by mail for the current election ballot beginning on February 7, 2019 through March 28, 2019. 

Early voting is also available at the Courthouse in Morrison beginning February 21, 2019 through April 1, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Early voting will also be held at the Sterling Courthouse at 101 East Third Street on March 20, 21 & 22  2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.  Saturday Voting in Morrison ONLY  March 30, 2019 from 9:00am-12:00pm (noon).  The only difference between early voting and vote by mail is that you would have to vote in person for early voting.  

On Election Day (if requested in advance), the Judges of Election are permitted to deliver a ballot to any voter who cannot get into the polling place.  These judges may deliver the ballot to the voter at the point at which he or she is unable to continue toward the polling place as long as this point is within 50 feet of the Polling Place entrance.  Any voter who desires to have the ballot delivered must have first filed an application with the County Clerk's office prior to election day.  Assistance is also available in the polling place. Touch screen voting machines will also be available that are specifically designed to assist disabled voters cast their vote.

All polling places throughout the County are accessible to the disabled and will have disabled parking spaces available near the building entrance.  In addition, all polling places will be equipped with special visual aids to assist voters.

We urge everyone to take advantage of the right to vote at any Election, and to feel free to request assistance from the Election Judges on election day.  They are specifically trained to render this assistance and welcome the opportunity to be of help.