“A Vote is like a Rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user” — Commonly attributed to President Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States.
For your review is a snapshot of the Electoral calendar Primary Election Important dates to November 2018 General Election. If you have any questions please let us know at Rock Island County Republican Headquarters 309-558-0454.
Monday, April 30, 2018 — List of Precinct Committeeman — Last day for the chairman of each county central committee to forward to the State Board of Elections the names and addresses of its officers and precinct committeemen. Monday, May 21, 2018 -- Last day for the election authority to provide to each county chairman or his representative a precinct list prepared for the 2018 General Primary Election which has been marked to indicate which party's ballot each voter requested. June 18-25, 2018 -- New Party and Independent filing -- First day for independent and new party candidates to file original nomination papers (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators). Monday, June 4, 2018 -- Last day for established party managing committee (legislative and representative) to appoint someone to fill a vacancy when no candidate was nominated at the General Primary Election (slating a candidate). Monday, June 11, 2018 -- OBJECTIONS TO VACANCIES IN NOMINATION -- Last day to file objections to nomination papers of all candidates who filled vacancies when no candidate was nominated at the General Primary Election. Monday, July 2, 2018 -- OBJECTIONS TO NOMINATION PAPERS -- Last day for filing objections to the nomination papers of all candidates who filed during the June 18 – 25, 2018 filing period. August 8, 2018 - VOTE BY MAIL - APPLICATION - First day for any registered voter presently within the confines of the United States, to make application by mail or in person to the election authority for an official vote by mail ballot. Please note that mailing and delivery of ballots does not begin until Thursday, September 27, 2018. Friday, August 24, 2018 - WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDACY - Last day for independent, established party, and new political party candidates to file withdrawal of nomination papers in the office of the State Board of Elections.
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - WRITE-IN CANDIDATES - Last day a person may file a notarized Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate with the proper election authority or authorities (appropriate county clerk(s) and/or board(s) of election commissioners.) Write-ins shall be counted only for persons who have filed a Declaration of Intent. Write-in declarations are NOT filed with the State Board of Elections. Monday, September 17, 2018 - Early Voting - SCHEDULE FOR EARLY VOTING - Last day for the election authority to provide the State Board of Elections with a list of all early voting sites and the hours each site will be open. Thursday, September 20, 2018 - First day for election authority to publish the locations of all permanent and temporary sites for early voting and the precincts served by each location, and the dates and hours that early voting will be conducted at each location. Friday September 21, 2018 - Vote By Mail - UOCAVA Last day for the election authority to have in his office a sufficient number of ballots printed and available for mailing to persons in the United States Service or their spouse and dependents, citizens temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and nonresident civilians. Thursday September 27 2018VOTE BY MAIL - 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. First day for Early Voting at the office of the election authority and temporary locations designated by the election authority. Temporary polling locations for early voting can be established at the discretion of the election authority, and the dates and hours are also at the discretion of the election authority. ORGANIZATION OF CITIZENS – POLLWATCHERS Last day for organizations of citizens which have among its purpose the investigation or prosecution of election fraud ballot proposition proponents or opponents and state nonpartisan civic organizations to register their names and addresses and the names and addresses of their principal officers with the proper election authority if such organization(s) wish to qualify for Pollwatchers at the General Election. Tuesday October 9, 2018CLOSE OF REGISTRATION Last day for regular registration or transfer of registration within the offices of the election authority. Grace period registration and voting will be available after this date. Last day for election authority to publish a notice of General Election. NURSING HOME VOTING - Last day for the election authority to arrange with nursing home administrators the date and time to conduct in-person voting in such facilities and to post a notice in the office of the election authority of all such arrangements. Wednesday October 10, 2018 - GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION AND VOTING First day for grace period registration and voting at the office of the election authority or at a location designated for this purpose by the election authority. If the election authority does not have ballots available, the election authority may mail the ballot to the voter when available. Friday, October 12, 2018 - EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE Last day for election authority to post schedule for early voting at each permanent polling place where early voting will be conducted. Posting shall remain at each site until the last day of the early voting period (November 5, 2018). Friday, October 19, 2018VOTER REGISTRATION DATA Last day for election authorities to indicate in writing that their voter registration data, including voting history from the latest election, is complete and up-to-date. Sunday, October 21, 2018ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION Last day for voters to register to vote through the State Board of Elections website. Monday, October 22, 2018EARLY VOTING – PERMANENT POLLING PLACES. First day for early voting at permanent polling places other than the office of the election authority. These permanent polling places are to be open on holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - HOSPITALIZED VOTER First day that a qualified voter who has been admitted to a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center not more than 14 days before an election to make an application with the election authority for the personal delivery of a vote by mail ballot. POLLWATCHER CREDENTIALS Last day for the State Board of Elections or the election authority to have Pollwatcher credentials available for distribution. Thursday, November 1, 2018PUBLIC TEST OF VOTING EQUIPMENT Last day for the election authority to conduct public test of automatic tabulating equipment, Optical Scan Equipment and Direct Recording Electronic Voting Equipment. VOTE BY MAIL Last day for the election authority to receive application by mail for a vote by mail ballot from any registered voter presently within the confines of the United States. Last day for the election authority to publish the specimen ballots, as near as may be in the form in which they will appear on the official ballots on Election Day. NURSING HOME VOTING – APPLICATION Last day for a physically incapacitated voter who desires to vote in person at any federally operated veteran’s homes and hospitals or their facility of residence pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, the ID/DD Community Care Act, or the MC/DD ACt, to make application to the election authority. Such voting shall take place on the Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday immediately preceding the General Election, as determined by the election authority. NURSING HOME VOTING – LISTING Last day (by noon) the election authority shall post the names and addresses of nursing home facilities from which no applications for vote by mail ballots have been received and in which no supervised voting will be conducted. OFFICIAL BALLOTS FOR INSPECTION - Last day for the election authority to have official ballots available for inspection by candidates or their agents. Friday, November 2, 2018NURSING HOME VOTING The election authority will determine on which of the above dates Nursing Home (etc.) voting will be conducted, pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Reform Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, the ID/DD Community Care Act, or MC/DD Act. No later than 9:00 a.m. of the day designated by the election authority to conduct in-person voting on the premises, the election authority shall deliver official vote by mail ballots to the judges of election conducting such voting at the facility. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., sufficient time shall be allowed for residents of the facility to vote on the premises of such facility. Immediately thereafter, the judges shall bring the sealed envelope to the office of the election authority who shall deliver such ballots to the election authority’s central ballot counting location prior to the closing of the polls on the day of election. Monday, November 5, 2018 EARLY VOTING Last day for early voting at the office of the election authority and locations designated by the election authority. VOTE BY MAIL - Last day for any registered voter, presently within the confines of the United States, to request a vote by mail ballot in person at the office of the election authority. Tuesday November 6, 2018General Election;Illinois gubernatorial election for Governor of Illinois. State offices and County Board members. GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION AND VOTING Last day of grace period registration and voting in the office of the election authority or at location designated for this purpose by the election authority. Please Vote!
Thursday, January 11, 2018 WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDACY Last statutory day for candidates of established political parties to file withdrawal of nomination papers in the office of the State Board of Elections. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDACY Last day for candidates of established political parties to file withdrawal of nomination papers in the office of the county clerk. Thursday, January 18, 2018 WRITE-IN CANDIDATES Last day a person may file a notarized Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate with the proper election authority or authorities (appropriate county clerk(s) and/or board(s) of election commissioners.) Thursday, February 8 , 2018 - Early Voting at Clerk's Office & Vote By Mail begins Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Voter Registration closes Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Grace-period registration & voting begins: Monday, March 5, 2018 - Early Voting off-site locations open Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Illinois General Primary Election; Nomination of Officers for: Federal, State, Legislative, Judicial, County Election of Officers for: Political Party Offices (Delegates to Nominating Convention and Precinct Committeemen), Referenda, Special Election.
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