Elections & Voting

The County Clerk is the chief Election Authority administering elections throughout Randolph County. The County Clerk is responsible for providing a variety of services to the voters including; voter registration and outreach programs; absentee, early and grace period voting; recruitment, training and scheduling of election judges; and election night tabulation of results. Our office also provides candidates, political parties, media, local units of government and the general public with election information such as; precinct lists, maps of political subdivisions, pollwatcher credentials and election results.

You will also find information on current elections, your polling place & voting districts, and current elected officials. If you can’t access your information or think something is incorrect, please call us at 618-826-5000, ext. 191.

Check Voter Registration Status

Those who meet the following requirements may register to vote:

  • You MUST be a US citizen
  • You MUST be at least 17 years of age by the date of the next election and 18 of age by the General Election.
  • You MUST reside in the precinct 30 days prior to the next election
  • You MUST not be convicted AND in jail
  • You MUST not claim the right to vote anywhere else
Voter Registration Application

The following is required to be registered to vote:

  • Two forms of identification, with one showing your current residence address.
  • One form of identification must be a permanent residence, such as a driver’s license, a hunting or fishing license, a student identification, or a copy of a piece of mail delivered to you at your residence.
  • Voter registrations are accepted year-round, except during the 27 days prior to any election when voter registration is closed. Deadlines are publicized prior to every election. Those who are unregistered after the usual deadline may be able to take advantage of Grace Period Voter registration. Contact the County Clerk’s office for more information.

Ways to register in Randolph County

You may register to vote in person by stopping by the County Clerk’s office during regular business hours.
You may also register at the following locations in Randolph County:

  • Any village hall in Randolph County
  • You may also register in-person with a deputy registrar or precinct committeeman of either political party.
  • You may also download a voter registration form on-line, complete it and mail to the County Clerk’s office. When registering by mail you must vote in person the first time either at your polling place or by casting an absentee ballot in the County Clerk’s Office. Please read all instructions carefully and print legibly.

If you change your address or your name:

If you have moved from one address in Randolph County to another address in Randolph County or have had a legal name change, notify the County Clerk’s Office .

The following is a list of all current polling places in Randolph County. If you’re not sure of your precinct, check your voter registration card. You can also use the “Check My Registration” feature to find your precinct and polling place if you are registered.

Baldwin – Baldwin Community Center
212 W. Elm, Baldwin

Bremen – St. John’s Church Hall
10429 Paradise Road, Bremen

Central – St. Pius Church Hall
7687 Walsh Road, Walsh

Chester 1 & Chester 2 – Basement of the Courthouse
1 Taylor St, Chester

Chester 3, Chester 6 & Chester 7 – Grace Church
1200 State St, Chester

Chester 4 & Chester 5 – Eagles Club
402 Hacker St, Chester

Coulterville 1 & Coulterville 2 – City Hall
114 N. Fourth St, Coulterville

Ellis Grove – Village Hall
101 N. Main St, Ellis Grove

Evansville – Village Hall
403 Spring St, Evansville

Kaskaskia – Basement of the Courthouse
#1 Taylor St, Chester

Palestine – New Palestine Methodist Church
8788 Shawneetown Trail, Walsh

Percy – Village Hall
201 W. Pine St, Percy

Prairie du Rocher – Village Hall
209 Henry Street, Prairie du Rocher

Red Bud 1 & Red Bud 2 – Red Bud Fire Department
218 E. Market St, Red Bud

Red Bud 3, Red Bud 4 & Red Bud 5 – St. Peter’s UCC Church
403 E. Madison St, Red Bud

Rockwood – Village Hall
900 Original Street, Rockwood

Ruma – Village Hall
207 Main Street, Ruma

Sparta 1 & Sparta 3 – First United Methodist Church
600 W. University St, Sparta

Sparta 2 & Sparta 5 – City Hall
114 W. Jackson St, Sparta

Sparta 4 & Sparta 6 – Our Lady of Lourdes Fellowship Room
611 W. Broadway, Sparta

Steeleville 1, Steeleville 2 & Steeleville 3 – Old Fire Department
107 W. Broadway, Steeleville

Tilden – Village Hall
540 Pine St. (South Entrance), Tilden

Walsh – St. Pius Church Hall
7687 Walsh Road, Walsh

Wine Hill – St. Paul’s Church Hall
11854 Wine Hill Road, Steeleville

GENERAL ELECTION November 5, 2024

Wednesday, August 7
First day to submit Vote by Mail applications

Thursday, September 5
Last day to file Declaration of Intent as a Write-In

Thursday, September 26
Early Voting & Vote-by-Mail ballot mailing begins

Tuesday, October 8
Last day for regular (in person) Voter Registration

Wednesday, October 9
Grace period registration & voting opens

Sunday, October 20
Last day for Online Voter Registration

Thursday, October 31
Last day VBM ballots will be mailed to voters.

Monday, November 4
Last day for Early Voting

Tuesday, November 5
GENERAL ELECTION (Polls open 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM)


The Randolph County Clerk’s Office conducts all elections in a fair, accurate, impartial and efficient manner. We will preserve all election results and make said files accessible upon request. Phone: 618-826-5000 X-191 – Fax: 618-826-5730

Election Schedule

Presidential Primary Election – March 19, 2024
Presidential General Election – November 5, 2024
Consolidated General Election – April 1, 2025

Voter Registration

Illinois law requires registered voters to keep their name and address current. You cannot vote for local candidates or propositions if you are not properly registered. If you have recently changed your name and/or address, please contact the Randolph County Clerk’s office (618-826-5000, ext.191) as soon as possible.

Election Results

Election totals are unofficial election night results and do not include provisional ballots, or late arriving absentee ballots. Some election reports will not include valid write-in candidates or votes for those candidates. Contact the County Clerk’s Office for a certified canvass reports showing official results.

You can also find additional information about state candidates, campaign finance information and voter guides at the Illinois State Board of Elections: Illinois State Board of Elections

Early Voting

Early voting allows all registered voters to cast their ballot in person prior to Election Day. No excuse or reason is necessary to take advantage of early voting.

Early voting for the 2024 Primary Election:

Thursday February 8, 2024 – Monday March 18, 2024
Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 16, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm

Location: Randolph County Courthouse
The Courthouse is closed on Monday, February 12 and Monday February 19, 2024 in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and President’s Day.

Grace Period Registration & Voting

Anyone NOT registered to vote in his or her current jurisdiction by Tuesday February 20, 2024, must register as a GRACE VOTER and vote at the designated early voting location.

GRACE PERIOD registrations must register AND Early Vote at the same time.
Grace Period Registration & Voting is available from Wednesday February 21, 2024 through Election Day.

Vote By Mail

Vote by Mail applications can be obtained in person, by phone, or on-line (link below). Upon receiving the application, the voter completes, signs, and returns it to the election authority.

Once voter registration status is verified, a Vote by Mail BALLOT will be sent to the address indicated on the application (your permanent address or another address). After the ballot is marked, you may return it to the election authority by MAIL or deliver it IN PERSON.

If returned by mail, VBM Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day – March 19, 2024.

Military and Overseas Voters

Thanks to the new Federal MOVE Act, it is now easier than ever for military families and overseas citizens to vote. Visit http://www.fvap.gov to access the Federal Voting Assistance Program site, where you can complete, print and sign a downloadable registration and absentee ballot request form.

Precinct Committeemen are elected at the General Primary Election (every two years) as per Illinois Election Code. Randolph County currently has 37 precincts.

These committeemen make up each party’s Central Committee. By law, they select a Chairman on the 29th day succeeding the Primary in the general election which is held in the even numbered years. [10 ILCS 5/7-9 (a)] The Chairman sets the direction for the party and may fill vacancies among the precinct committeemen.

Precinct Committeemen have statutory authority to appoint the Judges of Election for their political party in their precinct. If you wish to become a Judge of Election, contact your Precinct Committeeman for your party or your political party Chairman.

Duties of Precinct Committeemen include helping their party’s candidates, organizing fund-raisers, and providing assistance and information the voters in their precinct. You can find your committeeman by clicking on the link that goes with the party of your choice.

2024 Precinct Committeemen

  • Republican Party
  • Democratic Party

2022 Precinct Committeemen

2020 Precinct Committeemen

2018 Precinct Committeemen

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