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Next Election:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Consolidated Election                

Apply for Vote by Mail (Absentee) Ballot:

First Day to Request a Ballot by mail February 7, 2019
First Day we will Mail a Ballot   February 21, 2019
Last Day Election Authority can receive mailed application March 28, 2019


Early Voting:

Thursday February 21, 2019 through Monday April 1, 2019 in the Office of the County Clerk only from 8:30-4:30.

Sterling Voting: TBA  from 9am-4pm at 101 E. 3rd Street

Saturday Voting: TBA  from 9-12(noon) in Morrison ONLY

Close of Registration: Tuesday March 5, 2019

Close of Online Registration: Sunday March 17, 2019

Grace Period Registration & Voting:

Wednesday March 6, 2019 through Tuesday April 2, 2019 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.



Consolidated Election  April 2, 2019
Primary Election March 17, 2020
General Election November 3, 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