DeKalb County Clerk
Due to Senate Bill 1863 being signed into law on June 16th, DeKalb County will be mailing out Vote by Mail Applications to all active registered voters. Applications will be mailed out by August 1, 2020.

Please Note:  By law, BALLOTS cannot be mailed out until September 24th.

Filing dates for Independent and New Party Candidates to appear on the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot: July 13, 2020 - July 20, 2020

*See the Candidate Information/Running for Office Section for petition packets and information.

The DeKalb County Elections Office is now open to the public.......

Please be advised that we will be following the guidelines of the DeKalb County Health Department, concerning COVID19:

  • Wearing a face covering is encouraged to enter and do business in the DeKalb County Administration Building.
  • Social Distancing will be expected whenever possible.  Marks have been placed on the floors signaling a 6 ft. distancing protocol.
  • Plexiglass shields have been provided for our customer contact counters
  • Hand sanitizer is provided at the public counters.
  • Regular sanitation procedures have been implemented per guidelines.

We are here to serve you and keep you safe!

Check the status of your voter registration, VIEW YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT, register to vote online, apply for a vote by mail ballot, locate your polling place and more.....

Please click on the following link to use our NEW mobile friendly website,  VOTERA, by using a browser other than Internet Explorer.  (Internet Explorer is not compatible)

Votera DeKalb          ****Click on the photo to enlarge

The County Clerk is the chief election authority administering elections throughout DeKalb County.  The DeKalb County Clerk’s Elections Division offers numerous services for Local Election Officials, Candidates, Registered Voters and the general public,  as well as information on how to register to vote in DeKalb County, IL.   The DeKalb County Clerk’s Office strives to conduct all elections in a fair, accurate and efficient manner.  It is our goal to provide prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service  to everyone, whether in our office, by mail, by phone or via our website.  If you do not find what you are looking for or need, please feel free to contact the Elections staff at any time.


DeKalb County Clerk & RecorderCropped County Seal


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Elections Links:

After utilizing our website and you still don’t see what you are looking for, you may visit the State Board of Elections website for more information:

State Board of Elections

Another great resource for Voting Information: