During odd years - Illinois elects municipal officers, school board & regional trustee members, library trustees and township officials (every four years - 2013, 2017). A few districts elect fire protection trustees. More information can be obtained on the Illinois State Board of Elections web site www.elections.il.gov.
To see the 2015 Candidate's Guide click here.
To see the 2015 Local Election Officials Handbook click here.
For the STATE BOARD OF ELECTION'S CALENDAR AT A GLANCE for the Consolidated Election click here.
Jefferson County will NOT have a Consolidated Primary Election on February 24, 2015, due to the number of filings for the City of Mt. Vernon. We would only have had a Consolidated Primary Election if nine or more candidates had filed for the two City Council seats. There were only four filings.
A Consolidated Election will be held on April 7, 2015.
For FINAL Jefferson County results click here.
Recent legislation changes that school petitions will be picked up and filed in the County Clerk's office, except Rend Lake College and the newly voted in "consolidated/unit" districts. The newly voted in consolidated/unit districts will file at the Regional Superintendent of Schools office. Municipalities will still pick up and file with their village or city clerk, Rend Lake College Trustees pick up and file there, and C. E. Brehm Library will still pick up and file there. Petitions may be picked up and started circulating on September 23, 2014. Petition filing period is December 15 - 22, 2014 in the appropriate office.
The last day to withdraw your candidacy is January 29, 2015.
The last day to file to be a write in candidate is February 5, 2015 - for form click here.
YOUR ballot will only contain districts that you live in:
For copy of Publication Ballot click here.
For the Notice of Consolidated Election click here.
For a list of Municipality, Library and Fire District Candidates click here.
For a list of School Candidates click here.
For the Notice of Public Questions click here.
For the list of Polling Places click here.
For the Absentee Voting Notice click here. In-Person absentee ballots are inserted into the auxiliary bin of the ballot box until the tabulators are tested. After testing, two county employees, one from each major party, will insert the ballots into the tabulators.
Requests for a ballot to be mailed to you can be accepted in the County Clerk's office starting January 7, 2015. HOWEVER, the first day to mail out a ballot is February 26, 2015, and the last day to mail out a ballot is April 2, 2015. For an application for a mail out ballot click here. All mail returned ballots require postage and must be postmarked by April 6, 2015. A ballot may be hand delivered to the Courthouse with signed consent from the voter (form enclosed with ballot).
The last day to register to vote, and vote at the polls on election day = March 10, 2015. However, residents may Grace Register & Vote from March 11, 2015, thru April 4, 2015, Monday thru Friday except holidays from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., and Saturdays, March 28th and April 4th from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Registrants need to bring a photo I.D. plus current mail with their physical address. If your ID does not have current address, bring two pieces of mail.
Nursing Home or Care Facility residents will be delivered a ballot on Monday, April 6, 2015, for all residents whom are registered to vote in the facility precinct and have returned the A-6 application by noon on April 2, 2015. The activity directors at the facilities are mailed these forms and information. If you would like to print a A-6 application click here. These residents may also vote by mail by completing a mail out application (paragraph above), and then family may assist the voter. To see the Public Notice click here.
All tabulators are tested prior to every election. For the Notice of Public Test of Automatic Tabulating Equipment click here.