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Election Dates


Next Election:  Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - General Primary Election                

Apply for Vote by Mail (Absentee) Ballot:

First Day to Request a Ballot by mail December 18, 2019
First Day we will Mail a Ballot  February 6, 2020
Last Day Election Authority can receive mailed application March 12, 2020


Early Voting:

Thursday, February 6, 2020 through Monday, March 16, 2020 in the Office of the County Clerk only from 8:30-4:30.

Sterling Voting: March 4, 5 & 6, 2020 from 9am-4pm at 101 E. 3rd Street - Eastern Branch Court Facility

Saturday Voting: March 7 & 14, 2020 from 9-12 (noon) in Morrison ONLY

Close of Registration: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Close of Online Registration:  Sunday, March 1, 2020

Grace Period Registration & Voting:

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 through Tuesday, March 17, 2020 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 two forms of identification with you.  One of the items must have your current name and address on it.



General Election November 3, 2020
Consolidated Election April 6, 2021



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