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posted Feb 19, 2016, 7:27 AM by Nick Camlin   [ updated Feb 19, 2016, 7:28 AM ]

I believe in helping citizens become more involved in their government, and I am pleased to publish this information on the 2016 Primary Election. 
    It is my hope that this information makes it easier for constituents to exercise their 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.


Primary Election Day is March 15, 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 March 14. Also on Saturday, March 5 & 12, 8 AM to Noon, and Sunday, March 6 & 13, 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, please 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, March 10.

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 now until March 14, at the County Clerk’s Office*, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM, and on Saturday, March 5 & 12, 8 AM to Noon, and Sunday, March 6 & 13, 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 February 29 through March 11:

  • Western Illinois University, 3300 River Dr, Moline, 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Silvis City Council Chambers, 121 11th St, Silvis, 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Milan Municipal Building, 405 E 1st St, Milan, 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Moline Public Library, 3210 41 St, Moline, 11 AM to 7 PM.
Election Day is March 15, 2016 and polling stations are open from 6 AM to 7 PM. Citizens may also register or re-register at their precincts 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.