Dana Nelson, Whiteside County Clerk, announces Early Voting requirements for the February 2, 2010 General Primary Election. Voters can cast a ballot prior to Election day without having to offer a reason or an excuse for wanting to vote early. Voters will have to present a government issued photo ID, such as a valid driver's license. Early voting wil begin on Monday, January 11, 2010 and end Thursday, January 28, 2010.
Early voting will be conducted at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox St., Morrison on Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Also, on Saturday, January 16th and January 23rd in Morrison from 9:00am until noon.
There will also be early voting on a limited basis available in Sterling for all Whiteside County Precincts at the Eastern Branch Court Facility at 101 E. Third Street in Sterling. The dates and times for voting in Sterling are: January 20, 21 and 22 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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.
For more information about early voting and voting locations, contact the County Clerk's office at 815-772-5189.