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Our office partners with local high schools to identify educational opportunities for students.

NCWHS Intern Hope Knoerle worked with us and did an outstanding job explaining our election process. Here is her video. We thank everyone who assisted. What a talented young lady. Thanks Hope! 

Election Calendar

2022 General Election Calendar

  • July 5 - First day for Independent and New Party candidates to file petitions.
  • July 11 - Last day for candidates to file a Statement of Economic Interest. Last day for Independent and New Party candidates to file petitions.
  • Aug. 10 - First day for voters within the US to request a Vote By Mail Ballot.
  • Sept. 23 - Last day for the election authority to have in their office a sufficient number of ballots printed and available for mailing to persons in the United States Service, their spouse and/or their dependents, citizens temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States, and non-resident civilians.
  • Sept. 29 - First day to mail Vote by Mail ballots to voters within the US. First day for early voting at the election authority office and temporary polling places.
  • Oct. 9 - Any Vote by Mail request by citizens outside the US that is received after this date will receive a ballot for Federal offices only (no local offices).
  • Oct. 11 - Last day for US citizens living outside of the US to both register and request to vote by mail at the same time.
  • Oct. 12 - Grace Period Registration opens
  • Oct. 23 - Last day for voters to register through the State Board of Elections website.
  • Nov. 3 - Last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot via mail or electronically by citizens within the US.
  • Nov. 7 - Last day to request a Vote By Mail Ballot in person at the election authority office. Last day of early voting. Last day for a disabled voter to request curbside voting.
  • Nov. 8 - General Election day. Last day for Vote by Mail ballots to be postmarked or delivered to the County Clerk's Office (by 7pm if in-person).
  • Nov. 15 - Last day a provisional voter may submit information to the County Clerk to support their registration status.

To view the complete Election Calendar, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections site.

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