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ELECTION 2016

posted Sep 29, 2016, 8:36 AM by Nick Camlin   [ updated Oct 29, 2016, 1:53 PM ]

    I believe in helping citizens become more involved in their government,and I am pleased to publish this information on the 2016 General Election. 
    It is my hope that this information makes it easier for you to exercise your most sacred right-- voting in our democracy! 
    Karen Kinney, the Rock Island County Clerk, has worked very hard to ensure that voting is accessible and easy, and she has a track record of executing smooth elections. Below is information I have received from her office regarding the Primary Election.

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE  

Election Day is November 8, 2016.


Early Voting at the County Clerk’s Office* is quick, easy and convenient. Vote early Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM, from now until October 28. From October 29 to November 7 voting is open from 8 AM to 7 PM. Also on Saturday, October 29 & November 5, 8 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday, October 30 & November 6, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Vote-By-Mail is a convenient, postage-prepaid option for out-of-town college students, those planning vacations, the disabled, or even those who just want to vote from the comfort of their home. For a Mail-In/Absentee Ballot Application, you may call me at 738-3697, or call the Clerk’s Office*, or click here to download and print an application. The last day to request an Absentee Ballot is Thursday, November 3.

Grace Period voter registration is for citizens who have missed the regular registration deadline to register, or re-register at their current address, and vote at the same time for the Election. Registration requires 2 forms of identification, including current name and address. The grace period is from October 12 until October 28, at the County Clerk’s Office*, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Extended hours begin October 29 until November 7, 8 AM to 7 PM. Also on Saturday, October 29 & November 5, 8 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday, October 30 & November 6, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Other Early Voting & Grace Period Registration Locations are spread throughout the County for your convenience! The following off-site locations are open from October 24 through November 4:

  • Western Illinois University, 3300 River Dr, Moline, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Silvis City Council Chambers, 121 11th St, Silvis, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Milan Municipal Building, 405 E 1st St, Milan, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Moline Public Library, 3210 41 St, Moline, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 7 PM.
Election Day is November 8, 2016 and polling stations are open from 6 AM to 7 PM. Citizens may also register or re-register and vote at their home polling station by showing 2 forms of identification, including current name and address.

*County Clerk’s Office: 1504 3rd Ave, Rock Island, 786-8683.


For more information, please visit the County Clerk's website or call their office at 786-8683.