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Who's Running?

2019 Local Government Candidates

Write-In Candidates

Pollwatchers

Madison County Voter Registration Report

Candidate FAQs

Additional Information for Candidates

Contact Us

 







Who's Running?

Here are the downloadable files with all of the local offices and candidates in the 2018 General Election held on Tuesday  November 6, 2018:

          Voter's Guide
          2018 General Election - Local Candidate Mail List (TXT)
         
          

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2019 Local Government Candidates

Important dates for the 2019 Consolidated Primary Election on Tuesday
February 26, 2019:

Only applies to the municipalities of:

  • Collinsville
  • Highland
  • Pontoon Beach, and
  • Wood River


August 28, 2018           First Day to circulate petitions. Contact your local government's election official.

CLICK HERE for a list of local government election officials.

November 19, 2018      First Day to file petitions. Contact your local government's election official.


November 26, 2018      Last Day to file petitions. Contact your local government's election official.

 


 

Important dates for the 2019 Consolidated Election on Tuesday April 2, 2019:

September 18, 2018     First Day to circulate petitions for independent, new political parties and nonpartisan offices. Contact your local government’s election official. 

CLICK HERE for a list of local government election officials.

December 10, 2018     First Day to file petitions nominating petitions of new political party,
                                      nonpartisan, and independent candidates as well as certificates of
                                      nomination for established party caucus candidates.

December 17, 2018     Last Day to file petitions nominating petitions of new political party,

                                      nonpartisan, and independent candidates as well as certificates of
                                      nomination for established party caucus candidates. 

OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED IN THE 
2019 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION 

MUNICIPAL -- Mayor or President, Clerk, Treasurer, Alderman or Trustee or Council Member
PARK DISTRICT -- Commissioners, Trustees
PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT -- Trustees
TOWNSHIP AND MUNICIPAL LIBRARY -- Trustees
REGIONAL BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES -- Trustees
SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Board Members
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT -- Trustees
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT – Trustees


Below are petition packets for School Board and Regional Board of School Trustees to be filed with the County Clerk:

   
School Board PDF

     Regional Board PDF
 

All petitions filed by persons waiting in line at the office of the County Clerk as of 8:30 A.M. on the first day for filing, December 10, 2018, shall be considered as having been simultaneously filed.  Petitions, filed by mail, which are received in the office of the County Clerk in the first mail delivery or pick up on the first day of filing shall be considered as having been simultaneously filed as of 8:30 A.M.  Petitions received prior to December 10, 2018, cannot be accepted and will be returned.  All petitions received after 8:30 A.M. on December 10, 2018 shall be considered as having been filed in the order of actual receipt except petitions filed within the last hour on December 17, 2018 will also be considered simultaneously filed.   Whenever two or more petitions are simultaneously filed for the same office, the County Clerk shall break ties and determine the order of filing by means of a lottery.

The office hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.  On Monday, December 17, 2018, the last day for filing petitions, the office will be open until 5:00 P.M.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

PETITIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 10, 2018, CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL BE RETURNED.



 

                                                                                                              
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Write-In Candidates

To become a write-in candidate, you must file a "Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In" form with the County Clerk at least 61 days prior to an election. 

If an objection to a candidate's nominating papers or petitions for an office is sustained after the 61st day before the election, he or she can file a notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for that office with the County Clerk no later than 7 days prior to the election. 

Write-in votes for candidates who file this form will be counted. 

Write-in Candidate Declaration.pdf
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Pollwatchers

To be a  pollwatcher you must: 

  • be registered to vote in Illinois
  • have valid credentials from the Madison County Clerk’s Office
  • have separate credentials issued for each voting site selected to observe 
  • Pollwatchers are required to surrender their credentials at the polls and sign the Pollwatcher Register. 

Pollwatcher Credentials

Candidate Credentials

Pollwatcher Rights.pdf
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Additional Information for Candidates

Official Calendars

Candidate's Guide

                                                                        
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Contact Us

If you are a candidate and have questions or concerns please call my office.

Debbie Ming-Mendoza
Madison County Clerk
157 North Main Street
P.O. Box 218
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Phone: 618-692-6290
Fax: 618-692-8903
ddming@co.madison.il.us

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm
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