Early Voting

Early voting is available to any registered voter in Macoupin County. All safety and health guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health will be followed at the early voting locations. 

Early voting begins February 25th and ends April 5th, the day before Election Day.

During this time you may vote early at:

County Clerk’s Office
First Floor of Courthouse
201 E. Main St.
Carlinville, IL 62626

Monday thru Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

There will also be special Saturday early voting hours on Saturday, March 27th and April 3rd from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

For more information, please review the 2021 Consolidated Election Schedule.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EARLY VOTING?
Registered voters may cast a ballot prior to Election Day without having to provide a reason for wanting to vote early. This ballot is cast by personal appearance at the Macoupin County Clerk’s office or at a location set up by the County Clerk.

IF I VOTE EARLY, BUT CHANGE MY MIND, MAY I VOTE ON ELECTION DAY?
No. The law prohibits a person who voted during the early voting period from voting again on Election Day.

WHAT ARE THE SAFEGUARDS AGAINST VOTER FRAUD?
Election judges will compare the voter’s signature with the signature from when the voter registered.
The votes cast during the early voting period will not be counted until after the polls close on Election Day.

WHAT IS THE REASON FOR EARLY VOTING?
A major reason for early voting is to encourage greater participation in the election. People who travel for business, work long hours or are otherwise inconvenienced by the hours the polls are open may find it easier to vote early.