Voter Information Primary archived Dates 2016
January 4, 2016 -- First day for Democratic and Republican Presidential Preference and delegate candidates to file original petitions (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators) in the principal office of the State Board of Elections.
January 6, 2016 -- Last day for Democratic and Republican Presidential Preference and delegate/alternate delegate candidates to file original petitions (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators) in the principal office of the State Board of Elections.March 15, 2016 -- Illinois Presidential Primary -- 54 of Illinois' 69 delegates to the Republican National Convention will be directly elected in the Illinois Presidential Primary. This is a so-called "Loophole" primary (a Delegate Selection Primary combined with an Advisory "beauty contest" presidential preference vote). The popular vote in the Illinois Republican Primary will have nothing whatsoever to do with the presidential preference of the 54 separately elected National Convention delegates. "Each candidate for delegate ... must file a Statement of Presidential Preference supporting a specific presidential candidate, or a statement that he/she intends to run uncommitted [SBE No. P-1E]." Note: There is no law or rule officially binding the delegates to the candidate. Each of the State's 18 congressional districts is assigned 2 to 4 National Convention delegates - the number of delegates assigned to each district being based on the relative strength of that district's vote for the Republican presidential nominee in the previous Presidential election: a total of 54 district delegates are directly elected by the voters and individually listed on the ballot with their presidential preferences indicated.
February 4, 2016 -- First day for the election authority to mail an official ballot to a registered voter within the confines of the United States who has made application to vote by mail. Last day for regular registration or transfer of registration within the offices of the election authority February 16, 2016
March 15, 2016 -- Illinois Primary Election Day. Please Vote!
April 13, 2016 -- Illinois County Conventions -- Each established political party shall hold a county convention at its respective county. NOTE: Precinct committeemen begin their terms as deputy registrars on the date of the county convention.
May 16, 2016 -- Last day for the election authority to provide to each county chairman or his representative a precinct list prepared for the 2016 General Primary Election which has been marked to indicate which party's ballot each voter requested.
June 10-11, 2016 -- Illinois Republican Party State Convention (presumably) -- Delegates from all the Illinois counties will choose the remaining 12 delegates. Illinois' 12 (10 at-large + 2 bonus) delegates are chosen by the State's Republican Party Convention and will go to the Republican National Convention officially unbound. In addition, three (3) party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, will attend the convention as unbound delegates by virtue of their position.
June 2016 -- Filing Deadline for Third Party candidates
June 30, 2016
Campaign Disclosure - June 2016 Quarterly Report Filing Deadline -
Friday, July 15, 2016.
August 30, 2016 -- First Day petitions could be circulated by candidates in municipalities with more than 5,000 people.
August 10, 2016 -- First day for any registered voter within the confines of the United States to make application by mail or in person for an official vote by mail ballot
September 13, 2016 --5:30 pm. Election Judge School of Training session for November 8th General Election. Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local 25, 4600 Blackhawk Rd, Rock Island. Bring a friend if you wish.
September 14, 2016 -- 9:00 am. Election Judge School of Training session for November 8th General Election. UAW Local 865, 630 19th St., East Moline. Bring a friend if you wish.
September 14th, 2016 -- 5:30 pm. Election Judge School of Training session for November 8th General Election. Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local 25, 4600 Blackhawk Rd, Rock Island. Bring a friend if you wish.
September 15th, 2016 -- 9am & 1pm. Election Judge School of Training session for November 8th General Election. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4107 21st Ave, Moline. Bring a friend if you wish.
September 23, 2016 -- Last day for the Rico clerk to have sufficient number of ballots available for mailing to persons in the U.S. service or their spouses and voting age dependents, citizens temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the U.S. and non-resident civilians
September 29, 2016 -- First day for Rico clerk to mail an official ballot to voters who have requested one.
September 29th, 2016 First day for Early Voting at the county clerk office. First day Election authority official ballot will be mailed out is September 29, 2016 and each day thereafter.
October 11, 2016 -- Last day for registration or transfer of registration within the offices of the Rico Clerk.
October 12, 2016 -- First day for Grace Period registration, voting or change of address in the office of the Rico Clerk or at a location designated for this purpose
October 24, 2016 -- First day of Early Voting for counties who have early voting at permanent polling places other than the Rico clerk.
October 31, 2016 -- Last day for any Voter who is a member of the U.S. service or their spouses, voting age dependents, non-resident civilian and citizens temporarily residing outside the U.S. to make application for an Absentee ballot.
November 3, 2016 -- Last day for the Rico clerk to receive application by mail from any registered Voter
November 7, 2016 -- Last day for Early Voting General Election
November 8, 2016 -- Last day for Grace Period registration and Voting
November 8, 2016 -- General Election (Federal, State, Legislative, Judicial, County, Retention of Judges, Referenda, Special Elections.) Illinois polls close at 7 p.m.) Please Vote!
February 28, 2017 --Consolidated Primary Election. Nomination of Officers for: Municipal and Township, Referenda, Special Elections.
March 16, 2017 -- Early Voting begins
April 2017 -- Election season starts with each Township’s Caucus.
April 3, 2017 -- Last Day of Early Voting
April 4, 2017 - Consolidated General Election. Election of Offers for: Municipal, Township, Park District, Library District, School District, Community College District, Fire Protection, Other Special Purpose Districts. (Non-Partisan), Referenda, Special Elections. Please Vote!