GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION
GENERAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Early Voting: September 29th - November 7th
Vote By Mail (To Apply): August 10th
Vote By Mail: September 29th - November 3rd
Grace Period Voting: October 12th - November 8th
*Vote by mail application will be uploaded August 10th, 2016.
Request to Vote By Mail:
Menard County Vote By Mail Application
*Please email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice to Voters:
The General Election will be held on November 8, 2016. Registered voters may now make application to vote by mail. Students, out of the county workers, or simply those desiring to vote in the privacy of their home, can conveniently obtain an application to Vote by Mail by contacting the Office of the County Clerk, or accessing the form by clicking on the link "Menard County Vote By Mail Application" in the section above. Mailed applications will be received by the County Clerk until November 3, 2016. No ballots may be sent by mail after that date as provided by law. No excuse is needed to vote by mail or early.
Registered voters, who desire to cast a ballot at the Office of the County Clerk rather than their polling place, may vote in person as an Early Voter in the Office of the County Clerk. The office is located at 102 S. 7th St on the 1st floor of the Menard County Courthouse in Petersburg, IL. Early Voting starts September 29, 2016 and continues through November 7, 2016. The County Clerk’s Office will be opened for Early Voting Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during regular business days (excludes holidays). We will open our office on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Early voters must be registered. Presentation of a valid picture ID showing their current voter registration address is encouraged but not mandatory. Illinois residents may check their registration online by going to www.elections.il.gov and clicking “Voters” tab and then clicking “Am I Registered to Vote in Illinois” in the center of the page. Voter registration closes October 11, 2016. Grace Period voting is October 12, 2016 through Election Day, November 8, 2016. If you are not registered to vote, you may Grace Period Vote ONLY in the Office of the County Clerk. Please contact the Menard County Clerk’s Office with any questions at 632-3201.