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Next Election:  Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - General Election                

Apply for Vote by Mail (Absentee) Ballot:

First Day to Request a Ballot August 8, 2018
First Day we will Mail a Ballot   September 27, 2018
Last Day Election Authority can receive mailed application November 1, 2018


Early Voting:

Thursday Spetember 27, 2018 through Monday November 5, 2018 in the Office of the County Clerk only from 8:30-4:30.

Sterling Voting: October 24, 25, 26 from 9am-4pm at 101 E. 3rd Street

Saturday Voting: October 27 and November 3 from 9-12(noon) in Morrison ONLY

Close of Registration: Tuesday October 9, 2018

Close of Online Registration: Sunday October 21, 2018

Grace Period Registration & Voting:

Wednesday October 10, 2018 through Tuesday November 6, 2018 in the Office of the County Clerk only. 

Voters who register during the grace period must register in the office of the County Clerk AND must cast their ballot that same day.  Those people registering during the grace period cannot vote at their polling place on Election Day.

What does Grace Registration mean?  If you are currently NOT a registered voter in Whiteside County, you can register AND vote at the same time.  If you are NOT at your current address, you can make that change AND vote at that time in the County Clerk's office. You must bring with you 2 items that has your current name & address on them.



General Election November 6, 2018
Consolidated Election April 2, 2019
 Primary Election March 17, 2020



General Primary Election   Third Tuesday in March

Nomination of:

Federal Officers  State Officers Legislative Officers
Judicial Officers County Officers  

Election of:

Political Party Officers (Committeemen, Delegates to National Conventions)

General Election   First Tuesday after the First Monday of November

Election of:

Federal Officers  State Officers Legislative Officers
Judicial Officers County Officers  

Retention of:

Judicial Officers


Consolidated Primary Last Tuesday in February

Nomination of:

Municipal Officers Township Officers  


Consolidated Election First Tuesday in April

Election of:

Municipal Offiers Township Officers Park District Officers
Library District Officers School District Officers Comm. College Officers
Fire Protection Officers Special District Officers