Early Voting


Early voting time periods and requirements have been changing practically since it was introduced. 

Click here to view the State Board of Elections most current pamphlet on Early Voting. 

(10 ILCS 5/19A-15)
    Sec. 19A-15. Period for early voting; hours.
    (a) The period for early voting by personal appearance begins the 40th day preceding a general primary, consolidated primary, consolidated, or general election and extends through the end of the day before election day.
    (b) Except as otherwise provided by this Section, a permanent polling place for early voting must remain open beginning the 15th day before an election through the end of the day before election day during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on weekdays, except that beginning 8 days before election day, a permanent polling place for early voting must remain open during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and holidays, and 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays; except that, in addition to the hours required by this subsection, a permanent polling place designated by an election authority under subsections (c), (d), and (e) of Section 19A-10 must remain open for a total of at least 8 hours on any holiday during the early voting period and a total of at least 14 hours on the final weekend during the early voting period.
    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), an election authority may close an early voting polling place if the building in which the polling place is located has been closed by the State or unit of local government in response to a severe weather emergency or other force majeure. The election authority shall notify the State Board of Elections of any closure and shall make reasonable efforts to provide notice to the public of an alternative location for early voting.
    (d) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11; 97-766, eff. 7-6-12; 98-4, eff. 3-12-13; 98-115, eff. 7-29-13; 98-691, eff. 7-1-14; 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15.)







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Early Voting Schedule & Locations

Close of registration will be on Tuesday, February 20th. Close of Online registration will be Sunday, March 4th. Grace registration begins on February 21st and continues on Election Day. Grace registration and voting is only conducted at the County Clerk’s Office. Certain proofs may be needed so please contact the Clerk’s Office as to what you will need to bring in with you and as to who qualifies to register under Grace.

There are many methods to get registered to vote. There are links to blank application forms and you may even be able to register online. Click on the Voter Registration Quick Link for more information or call the Clerk’s Office.

Pursuant to Article 19A of the Illinois Election Code, Early Voting for the March 20th, General Primary Election for all Christian County Precincts will be conducted at the Office of the Christian County Clerk on the second floor of the Courthouse located at 101 S. Main St. in Taylorville. The Courthouse may only be entered from the South entrance. The Courthouse is an accessible facility.

Early voting begins Thursday, February 8th and will continue through Monday, March 19th. Early Voting may be done from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays (March 10th and March 17th) between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Any validly registered voter of Christian County may vote during the early voting period. Be prepared to provide proof of registration. However, any vote cast is final and may not be revoked and the voter would not be eligible to cast a vote on Election Day.

Should you have any questions regarding the Early Voting Process, please call the Clerk’s Office at 824-4969.