We have to wait for two weeks for late arriving ballots (April 18th) and those will be added in the afternoon of the 18th.  The CANVASS OF RESULTS will be done on April 19th - for results click here and for Rend Lake College click here. Districts can pick up canvassed results on the 19th in the afternoon (unless you overlap with other counties that I have to wait on results from them).  If results are not picked up on the April 19th and I have not received a call to hold them, results will be mailed on April 20th.  For the list of term beginning dates click here.


You can also get information from IL State Board of Elections:  www.elections.il.gov.


All Townships will hold a political party caucus to nominate candidates, except Independent candidates whom circulate petitions.   Independent Township candidates pick up and file at their township. 

All Township Caucus will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.     Multi-Township Assessor caucus (if necessary) will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  Contact your township for place and time for each party's caucus.  Contact information is on County web site - County Info tab - Municipalities & Townships.


Early voting and the first day to mail out ballots is February 23rd (if ballots available) - for an application for a mail ballot click here.  Early voting will be available Monday thru Friday until April 3, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. and on Saturdays, March 25th & April 1st from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  The last day to mail out a ballot is March 30, 2017.

The last day to file to be a write-in candidate is February 2nd - form available on web site under Resource Center tab or in the office.

The last day for a candidate to withdraw is January 26, 2017.

The last day to register to vote or report name/address change and vote at your polling place is March 7th.  Grace registration and voting begins on March 8th but registrants must furnish two forms of identification proving date of birth and address.

Candidate Lists with address:

Municipalities: click here

Townships: click here

Schools: click here

Reigonal Office of Education, Library & Fire Districts: click here

Referenda: click here

 Election Notices:

Notice of Consolidated Election click here

Polling Places click here

Notice of Public Question click here

Early Voting Notice click here

Public Test Notice click here

Senior Citizens, Nursing Home Residents & Disabled Voters plus misc. information click here.  For the list of Nursing Homes that returned application for in person delivery of ballots click here.

5% Re-Tabulation Notice

 For PULICATION BALLOT click here.  Your ballot will only have the districts you live in.


The City of Mt. Vernon will not have a Consolidated Primary Election to nominate due to the number of filings, so they will run for election at the Consolidated General Election.

Those whom filed were:

Mayor (vote for 1):  Richard Clark, John Lewis, Donte Moore, Dennis McEnaney

City Council (vote for 2):  Ken Meyers, James Rippy, Mike Young, John R. Menke, Sr., Raymond Botch, Jr., Bernie Dickneite

City Clerk (vote for 1):  Mary Jo Pemberton

City Treasurer (vote for 1):  Patricia S. (Pat) Carlson


For general circulating information click here

The first day to circulate petitions for the Consolidated General Election is September 20, 2016, and should not be distributed before that date.

The filing dates for the Consolidated General Election are December 12 - 19, 2016, at respective office they were picked up at.

For the Pre-Filing Notice for the Consolidated General Election to be held on April 4, 2017, click here.

All school, except Rend Lake College, packets can be picked up at the County Clerk's Office, 100 South 10th Street, Room 105, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, or can be printed from this web site - for a school packet click here.  

For the most current list of SCHOOL FILINGS in County Clerk's Office click here.  Petitions were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016.  The Lottery Notice was mailed December 20, 2016, and for a copy click here, and the lottery was held on December 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Rend Lake College, all municipalities, Independent Township candidates, and C.E. Brehm Library petitions are picked up and filed at their respective offices.

For Municipality petition information click here.





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