Early Voting

Early voting is available to any registered voter in Macoupin County.

Early voting begins September 27th and ends November 5th, the day before Election Day.

During this time you may vote early at:

Macoupin County Clerk’s Office
201 E. Main
Carlinville, Illinois 62626

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

For the 2018 General Election, the Election office will travel around the county for early voting. See below for the full schedule of temporary early vote locations.

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.

TEMPORARY EARLY VOTE LOCATIONS

For the 2018 General Election, the Election Office will travel the county offering early vote locations. Please see the schedule below for a location near you.

The Village at Morse Farm
1050 W Main St Carlinville
Fri Oct. 12  2:00 pm –3:30 pm
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Girard City Hall
111 W Madison Girard
Sat Oct. 13  9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Brighton Municipal Building
206 South Main St Brighton
Tue Oct. 16  6:00 pm -8:00 pm
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Shipman Village Hall
100 E 1st St Shipman
Thu Oct. 18  6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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The Glenwood
18192 Renken Rd Staunton
Fri Oct. 19  2:00 pm–3:30 pm
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Staunton School Library
801 N Deneen St Staunton
Sat Oct. 20  9:00 am-12:00 pm
Palmyra Municipal Building
114 E State St Palmyra
Mon Oct. 22  1:00 pm-3:00 pm
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Pleasant Hill Assisted Living
1010 W North Street Girard
Tue Oct. 23  2:00 pm–3:30 pm
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Virden Township Building
232 N Masterson Virden
Tue Oct. 23   6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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Immanuel Education Building
111 E Main Mt Olive
Thu Oct. 25  6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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Blackburn College
700 College Ave Carlinville
Fri Oct. 26  10:30 am-1:30 pm
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Gillespie Civic Center
115 N Macoupin Gillespie
Sat Oct. 27  9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Bunker Hill Municipal Building
801 S Franklin Bunker Hill
Mon Oct. 29  6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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Benld Civic Center
205 E Central Ave Benld
Wed Oct. 31  1:00 pm-3:00 pm
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Macoupin County Clerk’s Office
Courthouse, 201 E. Main Carlinville
Sat Nov. 3  9:00 am-12:00 pm
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