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Early Voting

 Village Hall serves as an early voting location for all registered voters in McHenry County. Voting hours are posted on this page before an election. For other early voting locations within McHenry County, please visit the County Clerk's website. 

Polling Places

Polling places are determined by the McHenry County Clerk's Office, visit their website for the most recent information at the link below

Running for Local Office

Interested in running for local office? Consolidated elections include the election of select County, Township, Municipal, Park District, Library District, School District, and Fire District officials. 

The next available opportunity for candidates interested in running for Village Trustee will be the 2021 consolidated elections. The filing period will be in the fall of 2020. 

Election calendars, required documents, and a Candidate's Guide are available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website: www.elections.il.gov. For additional information and questions about filing requirements, contact the State Board of Elections at 217-782-4141.

Voter Registration

Illinois residents have several options when registering to vote:

  • Register to Vote Online through the State Board of Elections Online Voter Application (Click here).
  • Register to Vote In-Person at the Office of the McHenry County Clerk (Click Here for more information).
  • Register to Vote by Mail with a mail-in application (Click Here). 

Residents can also register to vote at the Finance Department located in Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate during the regular registration period. Regular registration is available year-round, except for the 27-day period prior to an election and re-opens two days following the election.  Please call 847-960-7400 in advance to ensure that a registrar will be available at the time you wish to come in.

To register, residents must be 18 years or older, have lived at their current address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the next election and provide two forms of identification with at least one having their current address.  Naturalized citizens registering to vote must provide the date, place, and court of naturalization. Telephone number is optional but helpful.  The last 4-digits of the Social Security number are required by law, driver's license number is also acceptable.

Following is a list of some forms of identification that are accepted:

  • Driver's License  Selective Service Card
  • Civic Membership Card  Social Security Card
  • Union Membership Card  Fraternal Membership Card
  • Student ID Card  Credit Card
  • Library Card  Insurance Card
  • Employee ID Card  Professional Assoc. Membership Card
  • Utility Bill  Check Book

Voters must be registered 28 days prior to an election.  Also, if you have moved or changed your name, you must re-register to be eligible to vote.

For more information regarding elections and voter registration, visit the website link below or contact the County Clerk's Office at 815-334-4242.

 

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