DeKalb County Clerk
DEKALB COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IS CLOSED- Please see the following notice:

To limit exposure to our employees and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 VIRUS, the administration building will be closed to the public without an appointment until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, as safety is our main concern.

We are providing phone numbers for the departments in our building to assist you:

County Clerk:  815-895-7149
County Recorder:   815-895-7156
County Elections:   815-895-7147
County Assessor:   815-895-7120

For a summary of the March 17, 2020 General Primary OFFICIAL Election Results see the following link:

0320 Official Election Results Summary 

For a Precinct by Precinct breadkdown:

0320 Prec by Prec Stats

0320 Prec by Prec Rep Fed State and County Offices

0320 Prec by Prec Dem Fed and State Offices

0320 Prec by Prec Dem County Offices

****See the following link for more detailed results:  0320 Official Results

 

Please see the following voting schedule for  locations, dates and times of DeKalb County’s five Early Voting sites: (when available)
November 2020 General Election Voting Schedule

For the countywide Specimen Ballot see the following: (when available)
1120  Specimen Ballot

To view your specific Sample Ballot (when available), visit our mobile friendly website:     Votera DeKalb

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


March 17, 2020 General Primary

0320 Notice of Election

0320 Democratic Specimen Ballot

0320 Republican Specimen Ballot

Votera Announcement

0320 Accessibility Notice

0320 Notice of Referenda

0320 Early Voting Schedule

Due to the current health crisis, Deputy Registrar training has been cancelled through June 30th.

***Please check back to see when classes have resumed.

If you require assistance while voting at the polling place on Election Day, please see the following information:

Voter Assistance for Election Day

***The same procedure will also apply for Early Voting.***

Voter Registration continues as Grace Period Registration/Voting only. Online Registration has ended.

For grace period registration/voting, see the Voting Information section  or use the Votera mobile friendly website:  https://voteranow.com

For the countywide Specimen Ballot see the following:
0320 Republican Specimen Ballot
0320 Democratic Specimen Ballot

To view your specific Sample Ballot (when available), visit our mobile friendly website:     Votera DeKalb

The upcoming election is the November 3, 2020 General Election

Voting and Registration FAQ’s

Petition Circulation FAQ’s

Petition Filing FAQ’s

****The candidate petition filing period has ended.  Please see the following link for the Official List of DeKalb County Candidates:

2020 March General Primary Candidates

DeKalb County Offices that will be up for Nomination at the General Primary: 

Circuit Clerk
Coroner
States Attorney
County Board Members

Precinct Committeepeople will be ELECTED at the General Primary.

For complete information, including Federal and State Offices up for election, Campaign Finance information and the Election Calendar (when  available), see the following:

2020 Candidate’s Guide

2020 Election Calendar

Register

 In order to vote on a DeKalb County ballot you must be registered to vote at your current DeKalb County residential address.  There are many opportunities and options for you to register to vote.  You may register to vote at the Office of the County Clerk, many banks, libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles and most municipalities in DeKalb County.   For information on the Deputy Registrar nearest you, please contact our office at 815-895-7147.

You may also register online with the Paperless Online Voter Application process, on the State Board of Elections Website:  Click Here

Voter Registration is quick and easy.  Click the link below for more information:
Registering to Vote in Illinois

If you are unsure if your voter registration is current:  
How do I Know if I’m Already Registered in DeKalb County?

How do I Know if I’m Registered in the State of Illinois?

To obtain a voter registration form that you may mail in:
 Mail In Voter Registration Application  
**** If you have missed the regular Voter Registration deadline, please see our Grace Period Registration tab for more information.

DeKalb County Offices that will be up for Election at the November 3, 2020 General Election

Circuit Clerk
Coroner
States Attorney
County Board Members

For complete information, including Federal and State Offices up for election, Campaign Finance information and the Election Calendar, see the following: 

2020 Candidate’s Guide 

2020 Election Calendar

Please feel free to contact our Elections Office, at 815-895-7147 or elections@dekalbcounty.org, with any questions.

Next Consolidated Election is April 6, 2021
Per State Statute 10ILCS 5/1-9.2: Reporting of uncounted ballots:

0419 Post Election Day Uncounted Ballots

Voting Equipment Information

SBE Voting Equipment Information

 

To view and print past and present election results, you may visit our Election Reporting Console by clicking on the following link:

 

 DeKalb County Results 

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To view and print past and present election results, you may visit our Election Reporting Console by clicking on the following link:

 DeKalb County Results 

List of Current Election Day Polling Places:

All polling places are open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Your polling place is determined by your precinct number and listed on your Voter Registration Card. You are not required by Illinois law to present your Voter Registration Card in order to vote on Election Day.

Polling Place Listing

FOR MAPS OF POLLING PLACES: Click Here 

Per Illinois State Statute 10ILCS 5/17-29:  “A church or private school may choose to apply the campaign free zone to its entire property”. All of DeKalb County Churches that are utilized as an Election Day Polling Place have chosen to be totally Campaign Free.

NEED TO REGISTER TO VOTE YET???

DeKalb County residents who are not currently registered to vote or who have changed their name and/or address within the county, may also register and vote on Election Day.  This may be done at one of our Election Day Registration Centers or at the Polling Place that accommodates the voter’s address.

Election Day Registration Center Locations

 

For more information click on the following link: 
See the November 6, 2018 General Election Section for:

  • THE EARLY VOTING/GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION SCHEDULE
  • FULL COUNTY SPECIMEN BALLOT
  • VOTING BY MAIL
  • YOUR SPECIFIC SPECIMEN BALLOT
  • CHECKING ON YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
  • ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACE LIST
  • ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACE MAPS
  • ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION LOCATIONS

and other important information.

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The Next Election: November 6, 2018 General Election

For complete information, including  Offices up for election, FAQs, Campaign Finance information and the Election Calendar, please see the following:

2018 Candidates Guide

2018 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar

For petition signature requirements:

 For the November 6, 2018 General Election -
2018 Signature Requirements-Independent 

 

Please feel free to contact our Elections Office, at 815-895-7147 or elections@dekalbcounty.org, with any questions.

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.

Presidential Election

The 2020 Candidate’s Guide and  Election Calendar is available in the Candidate Information/Running for Office section.

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Any registered DeKalb County voter who has a permanent disability, mobility or physical incapacity that may inhibit voting at the polls on Election Day, may enroll in the Permanently Disabled Vote by Mail Program.  The following conditions must be met:

  • An “Application for Disabled Voter’s Identification Card” must be completed by the voter.
  • If the voter is a holder of an “Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card”, with a Class 1 or 2 status number, or has senior mobility issues, the “Physician’s Affidavit” is not needed.
  • The “Physician’s Affidavit” must be completed by the voter’s attending physician, if the voter is permanently disabled and does not meet the above requirements.
  • Once completed, the form must be returned and filed with the DeKalb County Clerk’s office.

After enrollment in the program the voter will automatically receive a “Vote by Mail Application” at all future elections.  It will be at the voter’s discretion, by returning the signed application to the DeKalb County Clerk’s office, to participate in the election.

VOTER ASSISTANCE 

Assistance is the actual casting of votes for a voter in accordance with the voter’s wishes.  Assistance can be given by a friend or relative but cannot be given by an officer or agent of the voter’s employer or union. A candidate whose name appears on the ballot is also prohibited from assisting, unless the voter is a spouse or relative.  If assistance is given, the name and address of the person giving assistance must be provided on the certification envelope.

For additional information, please contact the DeKalb County Elections’ office at 815-895-7147.

To be placed in our Disabled Voter Program, please complete the following forms:

Disabled Voter Application

HEALTH CARE FACILITY VOTING
(Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Centers) 

Any qualified voter that has been admitted to a health care facility (hospital, nursing home or rehabilitation center) within 14 days before the election or, if released, is expected to be homebound on the day of the election and unable to travel to the polling place, shall be entitled to personal delivery of a ballot.  The following conditions must be met.

  • Voter, or agent must obtain an “Application for Ballot for Qualified Voter Admitted to a Hospital, Nursing Home or Rehabilitation Center” from the DeKalb County Clerk’s office or website:
  • Hospital App to Vote PDF Fillable 
  • Voter must complete the application.
  • A health care professional, or facility representative must fill out the “Certificate of Attending Health Care Professional” attesting to the situation.
  • After the form is completed by the voter and the health care professional the form must be hand delivered to the DeKalb County Clerk’s office by a family member, a precinct voter or an acquaintance chosen by the voter.
  • After completing an affidavit, the chosen courier will hand carry the ballot back to the voter at the facility.
  • The voter will vote the ballot in secret, complete the certification statement on the ballot return envelope and securely seal the ballot in the envelope.
  • The courier must then return the voted ballot, sealed in the envelope, to the DeKalb County Clerk’s office by 7:00pm on Election Day.

Note: Any qualified voter admitted to a health care facility, more than 14 days before an election may request a “Vote by Mail” Ballot.

For information on our in person Nursing Home Voting program, please contact the Elections office at 815-895-7147.

 

VOTER ASSISTANCE 

Assistance is the actual casting of votes for a voter in accordance with the voter’s wishes.  Assistance can be given by a friend or relative but cannot be given by an officer or agent of the voter’s employer or union. A candidate whose name appears on the ballot is also prohibited from assisting, unless the voter is a spouse or relative.  If assistance is given, the name and address of the person giving assistance must be provided on the certification envelope.

For additional information please contact the DeKalb County Elections’ office at 815-895-7147.

For an application and affidavit to vote due to the above circumstance, please complete the following forms:

Application to Vote and Affidavit

NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE????  DeKalb County residents who are not currently registered to vote or who have changed their name and/or address within the county, may also register and vote on Election Day.  This may be done at one of our Election Day Registration Centers or at the Polling Place that accommodates the voter’s address

Election Day Registration Center Locations

To prepare yourself for what you may vote on in the upcoming election, please see the following Specimen Ballot:

1118 Full County Specimen Ballot

To check on your registration status and to view your specific specimen ballot, please see the following link:

http://dekalb.il.electionconsole.com/voter-lookup.php 

For a listing of Election Day Polling Places and maps, see the following links: 

Polling Place Listing
Polling Place Maps

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For an application to Vote By Mail, please click on the following link; by using Adobe Reader to open the form:


Vote by Mail Application   
(When available)  To use this form as a fillable document, that you can attach to an email, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser. Chrome does not support the saved/fillable capabilities of Adobe pdf  OR  you may print out the form and fill in the required information to email or mail to our office at: DeKalb County 110 E. Sycamore St., Clerk/Elections, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore, Il  60178

Please Note:

  • You may complete the above  application and return it through personal delivery, mail or email.
  • Upon completion of the application you will receive your ballot between 30-40 days before the election.
  • You will receive your ballot at your registered address or the mailing address requested.
  • Your voted ballot must be returned to our office, either in person or by mail postmarked no later than election day.
  • If you do not receive your requested ballot, wish to confirm receipt of your ballot,  or if you have any questions, please contact our office at 815-895-7147 or by email: elections@dekalbcounty.org 

Information on Voting by Mail:
Voting by Mail in Illinois
How to Obtain a Vote by Mail Ballot
Voting by Mail Instructions 

For more information on Voting by Mail or other election laws you may also visit the website of the State Board of Elections:  www.elections.il.gov

2018-2020 Election Judge Certification Legal Notice

Lottery for party position on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot:

A lottery was held to determine the order in which the major political parties will appear on the General Election ballot.  This lottery was conducted in the office of the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder on May 10, 2018 @ 4:00pm.
The lottery was attended by the Republican and Democratic Party Chairmen.
The results of the lottery:

1.  Republican Party
2.  Democratic Party

For the March 20, 2018 General Primary "Official" Election Results:

For Precinct by Precinct Results:

0318 Results Statistics

0318 Complete Democratic Results
0318 Democratic Federal and State Results
0318 Democratic Countywide and County Board Results
0318 Democratic Precinct Committeman Results     

0318 Complete Republican Results
0318 Republican Federal and State Results
0318 Republican Countywide and CountyBoard Results
0318 Republican Precinct Committeeman Results

0318 Non-Partisan Results

0318 Certified Write-In Statement Results

MARCH 20, 2018 GENERAL PRIMARY....POLLS ARE OPEN 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

 ElectionDay

  Click on the following link to: 

  • Find the location of your polling place
  • Look at a sample of your official ballot (when available)
  • View the list of voting districts where you reside
  • Check your voting history

DeKalb County Voter Console (when available) 

To view the complete Countywide Specimen Ballots:

0318 Democratic Specimen Ballot
0318 Republican Specimen Ballot

Where to Register to Vote on Election Day

DeKalb County residents who are not currently registered to vote or who have changed their name and/or address within the county, may register and vote on Election Day.  This may be done at one of our Election Day Registration Centers or at the Polling Place that accommodates the voter’s address.

Election Day Registration Centers

Polling Locations by Precinct

Use the following link to find your Precinct :   CLICK HERE

To locate your Polling Place, see the following link:  CLICK HERE  

****If you are already registered, at your current address, you must vote at your designated Polling Place only.

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NEWSLETTERS

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Please note: All scheduled Election Judge Training Sessions will be held in the Community Outreach Building in the 5 Seasons Room, located at 2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb, at our Health Facility Campus.

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Prior to every Election, training classes are scheduled for that election cycle.  There are sessions scheduled for Election Day Judges, Election Day Registration VoteSafe Judges, Early/Grace Voting Judges, High School Students and make-up classes.  All newly appointed Judges are required to take a training class before being scheduled at a Precinct/Polling Place on Election Day.  Early/Grace Judges are required to attend a training session, prior to each Early Voting cycle, before being scheduled to work.  Information will be sent out well ahead of time to all of the current judges.  If you are new and would like more information, please contact the Election Judge Coordinator for the training session schedules. Email:  lkunde@dekalbcounty.org

The two-year training course, mandated by the State of Illinois for all Election Judges is scheduled for the fall in the even numbered years.  Any experienced judges are more than welcome to attend one of the available Election Day training classes, during any election cycle, please contact the Election Judge Coordinator for availability.

Click on the link below for the most current Election Judge Training Manual:
2020-2022 Election Day Manual  

 

ELECTION DAY JUDGE

Election Day Judges are chosen by the County Clerk and by the Party Chairperson of your political party.  You may begin the process by contacting your Precinct Committeeperson, or Party Chair, to have them appoint you to your home precinct.  The appointment process takes place after every Primary Election, for a two-year Election Judge term, or you may apply to the office by filling out an enrollment form and submitting it to our office.

Election Judge training classes are held before each election. The classes cover all of the information needed to conduct an election and are primarily scheduled for new judges.  All Election Judges must attend a state mandated class, every two years, prior to the General Election. Election Day Judges receive a base pay of $110.00 and $40.00 for attending a training class.

EARLY, GRACE AND VOTE BY MAIL JUDGE

All voting, prior to Election Day, has been redefined as Early Voting, Grace Period Voting or Vote by Mail.  Early Voting and Vote by Mail both begin on the 40th day preceding the Election and Grace Period Voting begins 27 days before and ends at 7:00pm on Election Night.  These programs require DeKalb County to employ Judges to cover the various duties needed.  We begin Early Voting in the Legislative Center in Sycamore, 40 days prior to Election Day, with up to 4 open positions each day.  Designated Hours Early Voting begins 15 days prior to Election Day and requires that we have at least two Judges to work in each of our 5 Early Voting Centers.

Vote by Mail Judges are required to process all ballots, returned through the mail, beginning the 15th day prior to election day and must be comfortable with looking up information on a computer and comparing signatures for validity.  Vote by Mail Judges are typically Early/Grace Judges and are scheduled through the Early Voting cycle.  They are also paid at an hourly rate and considered a county employee.

An Early/Grace Period Judge requires separate training from the Election Day Judge sessions.  They are trained as Deputy Registrars and must be able to write clearly on a voter registration form, be comfortable with computers and data entry.  Deputy Registrar training is included in all of the Early/Grace training sessions.

Election Day Registration Judges fall into 2 different categories; VoteSafe and Manual Judges.  The VoteSafe Judges work in DeKalb, Cortland and Sycamore Precincts, are trained as Early/Grace Judges and use the automated system on a laptop.  All other Judges, who work Election Day, are considered Manual Registration Judges and learn how to complete the process during regular judge training.

All Early/Grace, Vote by Mail and Election Day VoteSafe Judges must be trained and work during one regular election before being scheduled as such.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT JUDGE

Through the years DeKalb County has seen an increase in High School Students, who participate in the electoral process.  Our “seasoned” Election Judges have welcomed their enthusiasm, attention to detail, knowledge of electronic equipment and their willingness to be as helpful as possible; they have invigorated the precincts they have worked in.  The High School Juniors and Seniors, who have joined us in ensuring a fair and honest election, have not only learned how the process works and the importance of voting but have become educators themselves.

School students and organizations may participate for a school/group project, for Community Service hours and donating their pay to a local charity or completing necessary requirements for the National Honor Society program or graduation.  We hope you will consider joining our team by becoming an Election Judge; an experience you will enjoy.  If you are unable to participate all day, we do have other positions available on Election Night such as Runners and Tally Judges; please contact the Elections Office, if you are interested.

If you would like more information about the Election Judge process, please contact Lynne Kunde, the Election Judge Coordinator, at 815-895-7183 or lkunde@dekalbcounty.org.

 

The success of DeKalb County Elections depends on individuals who serve as Election Judges who work as part of a team to ensure efficient, honest elections and guarantee the rights of voters are protected. There are certain times that we, as citizens, have an opportunity to make a positive impact on the democratic process and we invite you to join a distinguished group of men and women, who assure high quality elections in DeKalb County.

Become and EJ

Election Day Judges have been a staple in Polling Places from the beginning of DeKalb County Elections. We now have need for Early Voting, Early and Grace Voting, Election Day Registration and Vote by Mail Judges; each job is distinctly different, yet follow the same core principles and election laws.

In the last several years High School students, throughout DeKalb County, have increasingly become involved as Judges on Election Day; it is a wonderful way for them to learn firsthand how our electoral process works.

Please read the Election Judge Qualification sheet listed below with details required for the job.

Election Judge Qualifications

Election Judge App PDF Fillable

High School Judge Qualifications

High School Judge App PDF Fillable

Please email, fax or mail the application to one of the addresses listed on the Application form.

If you would like more in depth information please click on one of the tabs to the left: 1. Judge Program Information tab, 2. Training Information tab to view the next training dates and times and 3.Election Information & News tab for manuals, newsletters and publications.

You may also contact Lynne Kunde, the Election Judge Coordinator, at 815-895-7183 or lkunde@dekalbcounty.org if you do not see your topic addressed on our site.

 

 

2018 General Primary Publications

0318 NOTICE OF ELECTION
0318 NOTICE OF BALLOT COLOR
0318 NOTICE OF REFERENDUM
PUBLIC TEST NOTICE


0318 Republican Specimen Ballot
0318 Democratic Specimen Ballot

PUBLIC NOTICE – Accessibility Notice

2018 GP Petition Circulation

 

DEKALB COUNTY OFFICES THAT WILL BE UP FOR ELECTION AT THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION:

County Clerk
Treasurer
Sheriff
Regional Superintendent of Schools
County Board Members (1 from each district)

Please see the following Candidates Lists:

1118 County Candidates List

For complete information, including State Offices up for election, FAQs, Campaign Finance information and the Election Calendar, please see the following:

2018 Candidates Guide
2018-Election-and-Campaign-Finance-Calendar.pdf

Please feel free to contact our Elections Office, at 815-895-7147 or elections@dekalbcounty.org, with any questions.

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For a List of the Countywide Candidates: Nov. 2016 General Election County Candidates

TO VIEW YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT, CHECK YOUR POLLING PLACE AND FIND OUT IF YOUR REGISTRATION IS CURRENT:
Click Here 

 TO VIEW ALL THE CANDIDATES AND REFERENDA:
Nov. 2016 Specimen Ballot

 

FOR ELECTION RELATED DEADLINES AND INFORMATION and CANDIDATES GUIDE, PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING:

2016 Election Calendar
2016 Candidate’s Guide

Federal Voting Assistance Program

The Federal Postcard Application is a form provided by the Department of Defense to permit members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their dependents and U.S. citizens abroad to cast a vote by mail ballot and if necessary, to register to vote.  This Postcard Application must be submitted annually by either mail, fax, or e-mail to our office. 

Mail: 110 E Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL  60178
Fax: 815-895-7148
Email: elections@dekalbcounty.org (for form submission, questions or help in completing the process)

Use the following link for the PDF fillable Federal Postcard Application: https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca.pdf

Use of the FPCA form, through our office, allows the voter to receive their ballot by email, fax or regular mail; however, the voted ballot must be returned to our office regular mail. All voted ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received in our office within 14 days after the election.

Illinois Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE)

The MOVE site will enable  you to set up a MOVE account to register to vote and request vote by mail ballots for upcoming Federal Elections.  This site was designed to help ease the burden of members of the Uniformed Services, and their eligible dependents, and overseas voters in requesting a voter registration and a vote by mail ballot application. This site will give you the ability to keep in contact with our office and to track the status of your application and ballot. Please note, a signed FPCA/Vote by Mail request must be received by our office before a MOVE request may be processed.

To access the MOVE site, use the following link:
https://move.elections.il.gov/

Military and Overseas Voter Guidelines Manual  

The Military and Overseas Voter Guidelines Manual has been developed to help Military personnel and all Illinois residents living overseas.  This manual outlines each step that needs to be taken to ensure your vote by mail ballot is filled out correctly and that your vote will be counted.  It will walk you through the process of completing an FPCA/FVAP application and provides a list of frequently asked questions for you to reference. To obtain the manual, please click on the

Military and Overseas Voters Guidelines

 

Voter Registration Here

 

Deputy Registrar training takes place the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3:00pm, until 2 months before an Election.

Please contact the Elections office to make arrangements to attend the training session.  A 48 hour notice is required to prepare for the session.

Contact Lynne Kunde at lkunde@dekalbcounty.org.  or 815-895-7183

Deputy Registrars provide an important service to the electoral process for our community throughout the year.  They must be a registered voter in DeKalb County, trained and certified through the DeKalb County Clerk’s office, Elections Division.  Once trained, a Registrar may register any Illinois resident, who qualifies to vote.  A Deputy Registrar may not engage in any form of electioneering while registering voters; this includes, but is not limited to, working for or against a proposition, candidate or party.

The following may be appointed as Deputy Registrars, upon written request to the Election’s office: chief librarian, school principal, labor organization members, bona fide state civic organization members, healthcare directors, family service agency directors, employment security director, and/or their designees.

All elected and appointed Municipal, Township and Road District Clerks, Precinct Committeepersons or their designees are automatically eligible to become Deputy Registrars.

Please see the following links for further information:

Deputy Registrar Guidelines

Deputy Registrar Manual

Deputy Registrar Power Point

 

The DeKalb County Reference and Yearbook is a guide to County Government offices as well as other units of government within the County.  It includes a  list of  Elected Officials serving DeKalb County all the way up to the President of the United States.  Since there are elections in Illinois every year, affecting leaders in State and Local Government, we update our directory throughout the year.

2020-2021 DeKalb County Reference and Yearbook

Early Voting is now available from the 40th day prior to an election through the day before an election. It effectively replaces what was previously known as in person absentee voting.  Any registered voter in DeKalb County may choose to vote early.  A voter is not required to show an ID to vote early.  Check your Voter Registration Status here, where you will also be able to find your polling place and a sample ballot (when available).

We have several Early Voting sites throughout DeKalb County to conveniently serve all voters. To view the locations, dates and times of Early voting, see the Voting Schedule above (when available).

Grace Period Registration is an extension of voter registration, from the regular close of registration, up until and including Election Day, through the close of the polls.  Grace Period individuals must vote on the same day as they register to vote.  You must be able to show 2 forms of ID, one needs to have your DeKalb County Address.

Acceptable Forms of Identification, (but is not limited to):

Driver’s License Medicare Card/Public Aid   Card
State I.D. Mortgage or Lease
Bank Statement Passport
Birth Certificate Payroll Check
Car Registration Piece of mail dated within   the last 30 days
Credit/Debit Card Pre-printed Check
Employee I.D. School I.D. Card
Firearm Owner’s Card Social Security Card
Library Card Utility Bill, dated within the last 30 days

Grace Period individuals may register to vote or change their address, in person at our Sycamore  Early Voting Center, beginning the 27th day before the election and continuing through the day before Election Day; other Early Voting Centers within DeKalb County, beginning the 15th day prior to the election continuing through the day before Election Day, per the schedule.  Also, on Election Day, you may register to vote at an Election Day Polling Place, keeping in mind that you must reside in the precinct that it serves.  Grace Period Registration/Voting will also be available on Election Day at our Election Day Registration Centers: County Campus-Sycamore Administration Building, DeKalb Township Building and NIU Holmes Student Center.

The same qualifications, as registering to vote at any other time, applies to Grace Period Registration.

The schedule for where and when you may register/vote will be posted on this website, when it is available.

For more information on Grace Period Registration/Voting, click on the following link:

Grace Period Registration and Voting in Illinois

Please feel free to contact our office at 815-895-7147 for any other information.

INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS SECTION IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.  CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO SEEK COMPETENT LEGAL COUNSEL FOR ANY CAMPAIGN OR ELECTION RELATED ISSUES.

Pollwatchers Guide

Pollwatchers may represent candidates, political parties, civic organizations and organized groups of proponents or opponents of referenda. They are allowed to observe the conduct of the election and to find out who has voted. The following guide is designed to help pollwatchers  and others who want to become more familiar with the basic responsibilities  of pollwatchers and the important role they play.

 Pollwatchers Guide

For a list of Election Day Polling Places that includes "Campaign Free" property:

Designated Campaign Free Polls 

Please see the following documents for political sign regulations:

POLITICAL SIGN REGULATIONS

Campaign Free Zone

Pollwatchers Rights and Limitations

Illinois Statutes provide for pollwatchers to be present in the polling place on election day.  Pollwatchers are allowed to be present in the Polling Place while the polls are being opened, around 5:15 a.m., during polling hours, and while the polls are being closed at 7:00 p.m.  Pollwatchers are intended to observe the conduct of the election and their prime concern is the integrity and fairness of the election.  Please see the following document for information on the rights and limitations of being a pollwatcher.

Pollwatcher Rights and Limitations

Pollwatcher Credentials

Each Pollwatcher must have credentials issued by the election authority, and these credentials must be presented by the pollwatcher to the election judges immediately upon entering the polling place.  Separate credentials are needed for each precinct within a polling place and are valid for the entire day.  In order to observe closing procedures, a Pollwatcher must be inside the polling place before 7:00 p.m. The following form may be printed out for your use or you may request a form at our office.

Candidate/Pollwatcher Credentials  

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To view and print past and present election results, you may visit our Election Reporting Console by clicking on the following link:

 DeKalb County Results 

Future Elections:


Even Numbered Years

  • General Primary: The third Tuesday in March (To Nominate Federal, State, Judicial and County Offices. To Elect Precinct Committeemen)
  • General Election: The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November (To Elect Federal, State, Judicial and County Offices)

Odd Numbered Years

  • Consolidated Election: The first Tuesday in April (To Elect Municipal, Township, Park District, Library District, School District, Community College District, Regional Office of Education Trustees and Fire District Officials)

Click on the following for: Future Election Dates Calendar

Objecting to Nominating Petitions:

Nomination papers shall be deemed to be valid unless objections are filed in writing (an original and two copies). Objections to petitions of candidates for County-Wide Offices, County Board Members,  Precinct Committeemen,  School Board Members and Regional Office of Education are to be filed with the County Clerk. All other objections should be filed with the same office that the nominating petitions were filed. Objections are to be filed within five business days after the last day for the filing of nomination papers.  It is suggested that you check with the appropriate office as to the deadline, as Holiday hours are taken into consideration in determining the deadline.

For more information concerning the Objection Process:

Objection Information

Write-In Candidates:

State law requires that Judges of Election do not count any write-in votes for anyone, unless the Judges have been notified by the County Clerk that the “Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate” has been filed in their office.
To file as a “Write-In” candidate, please download the following form and file with the DeKalb County Elections office before the deadline.  It is a pdf fillable form, so you can fill it out online and print out.  An original Declaration of Intent must be filed with each election authority not later than 61 days before the election.

Declaration of Intent to Be a Write In Candidate

 

FAQs for Write-In Procedures:

  • What is a valid write-in vote?

A write-in vote is considered valid if:

  1.  The name, written in by the voter, is on the list of Write-In Candidates that the Election Judges receive from our office.
  2.  AND  the oval next to the name has been filled in by the voter.
  • Can I use a sticker to distribute to my supporters for ease of casting their vote in my contest?

No.  Under Illinois law, any sticker, modification, or other alteration to the ballot nullifies the entire ballot and that voter’s choice is not counted for any contests they may have voted in on their ballot.

  • When can I expect to know if I’ve won my contest?

On Election Night, only the Election Day results, which include Early, Vote by Mail (that have been received by Election Day) and Grace Period votes, will be available.  Write-In Candidate results will not be available.
It may be as long as two weeks before Write-In winners can be declared, as all pre-election day ballots as well as late arriving Vote By Mail ballots and Provisional ballots must be tabulated by hand.

  • Taking office as a Write-In winner:

Per Illinois State Statute 10 ILCS 5/22-7: No person who is shown by the canvassing board’s proclamation to have been elected at the Consolidated Election or General Election as a write-in candidate shall take office unless that person has first filed with the certifying office or board, a statement of candidacy and a receipt for filing a statement of economic interests .

  • Primary Write-In Candidates:

Per Illinois State Statute 10ILCS 5/7-60:  A winning write-in candidate who receives the required number of votes at a primary election must file the necessary paperwork within 10 days of the canvass.  The forms must be filed with the certifying officer or board.

 

Withdrawal of Candidacy

Per State Statute 10ILCS 5/10-7: Any person whose name has been presented as a candidate, including nonpartisan and independent candidates, may cause their name to be withdrawn from any such nomination by a request in writing.  The request should be received not later than the date for certification of candidates for the ballot.  The following form should be used for this purpose and filed with the office where the original nominating petitions were filed.

Withdrawal of Candidacy

Campaign Disclosure

The following link will provide Candidates with information on campaign disclosure:

Campaign Disclosure Information for Candidates

Statements of Economic Interest

If you are required to file a Statement of Economic Interest, please use the following form:
Statement of Economic Interest Fillable

Current Precinct Committeepersons

Precinct Committeepersons that were Elected  at the March 17, 2020General Primary:

Democratic Precinct Committeepersons Elected 2020

Republican Precinct Committeepersons Elected 2020

Precinct Committeepersons that are Appointed, after their respective County Conventions, are included on the following lists and will be updated when necessary:

Democratic Precinct Committeepersons Elected & Appointed 2020

Republican Precinct Committeepersons Elected & Appointed 2020

Procedures for Obtaining Voter Registration Files:

Voter Data Request Procedures
Voter Data Request Form– This is a PDF fillable form, for your convenience.

Another option for Candidates is to log into our Election Reporting Console and visit the Walk Lists tab to create a user account.  Here Candidates can access voter data for bona fide political purposes.

Walk List Console  

****Per 10 ILCS 5/4-8 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, this information is to be used for bona fide political purposes only.  Any individual who uses this information contrary to the statutory purpose  will have their privileges revoked immediately and have the details of the violation turned over to DeKalb County State’s Attorney.

If you have any further questions concerning obtaining the information you need, please contact the Elections Office at 815-895-7147.

 

 

For your Voter Registration Status, Specimen Ballot, Polling Place, and Voting Districts

If you are a resident of DeKalb County and not sure if you are registered to vote, want to know your polling place location, view your Specimen Ballot or your voting districts, Click Here

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You can find us at:

110 East Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL 60178

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday

Phone: 815-895-7147
FAX: 815-895-7148

Election Department Email: elections@dekalbcounty.org

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Douglas J. Johnson-County Clerk & Recorder
Administration Building – 2nd Floor
Sycamore Campus
110 East Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 815-895-7147 FAX: 815-895-7148
E-Mail: elections@dekalbcounty.org

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:

USA.Gov