County Clerk Shares Key Dates for Spring Election
There are several important dates leading up to the March 20 election for both candidates and voters.
Here are some of the details, courtesy of the Kendall County Clerk's Office. The dates are set by the State Board of Elections and are subject to change.
• Most candidates of established political parties should file nominating papers between Monday, Nov. 28 and Monday, Dec. 5. Filing hours in Kendall County are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday though Friday, except on the last day when petitions may be filed not later than 5 p.m. (This means if you’re waiting in line at 5:00 pm you will be too late to file.)
• Petitions signed by voters for most local referenda must be filed not later than Monday, Dec. 19.
• The last day for local governing boards to adopt a resolution or ordinance to allow binding public questions to appear on the ballot is Tuesday, Jan. 3.
• The last day a person may file a notarized Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate with the proper election authority or authorities is Thursday, Jan. 19.
• First day for registered voters presently within the US to make application to the election authority for an absentee ballot is Thursday, Feb. 9.
• Last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Feb. 21.
• First day of grace period registration and voting at the election authority’s office Wednesday, Feb 22. (Grace period registration and voting allows those who missed the voter registration deadline to both register and vote at the same time.)
• First day of early voting at the office of the election authority is Monday, Feb. 27. (Early voting allows registered voters to cast a ballot at designated locations before Election Day.)
• Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail and the last day of early voting is Thursday, March 15.
• Election Day is Tuesday, March 20 at the polling sites from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.