Register To Vote
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.
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 registration deadlines
- 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.
Voter Registration Form – http://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx
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 you have had a legal name change, you need to notify the County Clerk’s Office.
Am I Registered to Vote?
You can now check your Randolph County voter registration status online. Enter your full first and last name as it appears on your voter registration card. If you are a registered voter, you will also be given the address of your precinct polling place.
Once your registration is established, you may also find the districts you reside in. Enter your street number and select your street/road name from the drop-down list. There may be several variations of a street or road name so check other possible choices if you get an error message.
Please note: This service is maintained by the Illinois State Board of Elections and is based on information transmitted by the local election authorities. The Randolph County Clerk’s office does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented. If you experience problems, please contact the Randolph County Clerk’s office to confirm your registration status.
Check Your Voter Registration Status- http://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx
Where Do I Vote?
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.
You can check your polling place in Randolph County by clicking HERE.(Do not enter street direction or suffix, only street name)
Randolph County Precincts
Baldwin – 310 W. Elm Baldwin, American Legion Hall, Baldwin, IL 62217
Bremen – 10429 Paradise Road Chester, St. John’s Church Hall, Bremen, IL
Brewerville – St. Leo’s Church Hall, Modoc, IL 62261
Central – 7687 Walsh Road, St. Pius Church Hall, Walsh, IL 62297
Chester #1 – Basement of the Courthouse, #1 Taylor St., Chester, IL 62233
Chester #2 – Basement of the Courthouse, #1 Taylor St., Chester, IL 62233
Chester #3 – Grace Church, 1200 State St., Chester, IL 62233
Chester #4 – Eagles Club, 402 Hacker St., Chester, IL 62233
Chester #5 – Eagles Club, 402 Hacker St., Chester, IL 62233
Chester #6 – Grace Church, 1200 State St., Chester, IL 62233
Chester #7 – Grace Church, 1200 State St., Chester, IL 62233
Coulterville #1 – Coulterville City Hall, 114 N. Fourth St., Coulterville, IL 62237
Coulterville #2 – Coulterville City Hall, 114 N. Fourth St., Coulterville, IL 62237
Ellis Grove – 101 N. Main Street, Village Hall, Ellis Grove, IL 62241
Evansville – 403 Spring Street, Village Hall, Evansville, IL 62242
Kaskaskia – Basement of the Courthouse, #1 Taylor St., Chester, IL 62233
Palestine – New Palestine Methodist Church, 8788 Shawneetown Trail, Walsh, IL 62297
Percy – 201 W. Pine Street, Village Hall, Percy, IL
Prairie du Rocher – 209 Henry Street, Village Hall, Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277
Red Bud #1 – Red Bud Fire Department, 218 E. Market St., Red Bud, IL 62278
Red Bud #2 – Red Bud Fire Department, 218 E. Market St., Red Bud, IL 62278
Red Bud #3 – St. Peter’s UCC Church, 403 E. Madison St., Red Bud, IL 62278
Red Bud #4 – St. Peter’s UCC Church, 403 E. Madison St., Red Bud, IL 62278
Rockwood – 900 Original Street, Village Hall, Rockwood, IL 62280
Ruma – 207 Main Street, Village Hall, Ruma, IL 62278
Sparta #1 – First United Methodist Church, 600 W. University St., Sparta, IL 62286
Sparta #2 – City Hall, 114 W. Jackson St., Sparta, IL 62286
Sparta #3- First United Methodist Church, 600 W. University St., Sparta, IL 62286
Sparta #4 – Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church, Fellowship Room, 611 W. Broadway, Sparta, IL 62286
Sparta #5 – City Hall, 114 W. Jackson St., Sparta, IL 62286
Sparta #6 – Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church, Fellowship Room, 611 W. Broadway, Sparta, IL 62286
Steeleville #1 – American Legion Hall, S. Chester St., Steeleville, IL 62288
Steeleville #2 – American Legion Hall, S. Chester St., Steeleville, IL 62288
Steeleville #3 – Village Hall, 107 W. Broadway St., Steeleville, IL 62288
Tilden – 650 Butler Street, Fire House, Tilden, IL 62292
Walsh – 7687 Walsh Road, St. Pius Church Hall, Walsh, IL 62297
Wine Hill – 11854 Wine Hill Road St. Paul’s Church Hall, Steeleville, IL 62288
Upcoming Election Information
Randolph County has 37 precincts and committeemen; they are elected every two years as per Illinois Election Code. They are elected at the General Primary Election by political parties; Democratic and Republican are the parties in Randolph County.
All committeemen in each political party make up the party’s central committee. By law they must 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 are given 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.
Precinct committeemen help their party’s candidates, organize fund-raisers, and may help introduce candidates to the voters in their precinct. Your precinct committeeman is usually a good source of information about candidates. You can find your committeeman by clicking on the link that goes with the party of your choice.
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 to all people.
Phone: 618.826.5000 ext. 191
Even – General Primary – Third Tuesday in March
Years – General Election – First Tuesday after the First Monday of November
Odd Years – Consolidates – First Tuesday following Passover
Absentee Voting Instructions
In-person absentee voting will be conducted in the Randolph County Clerk’s Office, #1 Taylor Street, Chester, Illinois 62233.
The office is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Persons may apply for an absentee ballot by mail or in person or calling the Clerk’s Office. Please remember that you do not need a reason to vote absentee, but you will not be able to go to the polls election day and cast a ballot. If you have any questions please call our office at 618.826.5000 ext. 191.
The law requires registered voters to keep their name and address current. You cannot vote for local candidates if you are not correctly registered. You cannot vote on any local propositions if you are not correctly registered. Please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 618.826.5000 ext. 191, if you have changed your name and/or address and have not yet notified the Randolph County Clerk’s Office. Please remember registered voters who do not have a voter’s registration card, or who have questions regarding their registration; please call the Randolph County Clerk’s Office at 618.826.5000 ext. 191.
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 report showing official results.
Elections in Illinois are held on the following schedule:
- General Primary is held the third Tuesday in March
- General Election is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
- Consolidated Election is generally held the first Tuesday in April
Click on the following links for information about the next election. Most links will be current approximately 60 days prior to each election.
Randolph County Polling Places
Voting Dates: Early, Absentee & Grace Period Voting
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 & Absentee Voting
What is Early Voting?
Early voting allows all registered voters to cast their ballot prior to Election Day by voting at pre-designated sites named by the County Clerk. Early voting is aimed at making voting more convenient and accessible to all citizens. Early voters must be registered voters with a valid picture ID showing their current voter registration address. No excuse or reason is necessary to take advantage of early voting. Early voters will cast their votes on computerized touch-screen voting machines.
What is Absentee Voting?
Absentee voting may be done by individuals who are unable to make it to their polling place on the day of election, yet still wish to exercise their right to vote. Absentee voting may be done in two different ways. You may request a mailed absentee ballot, or you may come into the County Clerk’s Office and vote absentee in-person. Absentee voting takes place in a larger time frame than early voting. Due to recent changes in Illinois law, an excuse or reason is no longer needed.
Request an Absentee Ballot
Recent changes in Illinois law make it easier than ever to vote by absentee ballot. You no longer need a reason or excuse to vote absentee. You must complete the correct absentee ballot request form and return it to the County Clerk’s office. Once your application is received and your voter registration status verified, you will be mailed a ballot to the address indicated on the application (your permanent address or another address). You must mark your ballot in secret and return the ballot by mail. The returned ballot must be postmarked prior to Election Day and received no later than the 14th day after the election. Please contact the Randolph County Clerk’s Office for an absentee ballot application.
Download Absentee Application Print and fill out.
Randolph County Clerk Office
1 Taylor St
Chester, IL 62233
Early Voting Dates – Download (.PDF)
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. Click here – 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.
RANDOLPH COUNTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN - DEMOCRAT PARTY - 2016
BALDWIN Floyd A. Junge 541-6354 7621 Ruby Ln., Baldwin, IL 62217
BREMEN Richard Schroeder 615-1183 11043 Rabe Ln., Steeleville, IL 62288
CENTRAL Richard M. Rice 534-8662 8910 Schuline Rd, Walsh, IL 62297
CHESTER #1 Randy W. Dudenbostel 826-4757 103 Riverview Blvd., Chester, IL 62233
CHESTER #2 Clifford “Butch” Jungewaelter 826-2650 402 E. Opdyke St., Chester, IL 62233
CHESTER #3 Patricia B. Stewart 317-2949 1024 Henry St., Chester, IL 62233
CHESTER #4 Randall J. Rodewald 521-3550 766 Lehmen Dr. Chester, IL 62233
CHESTER #5 Linda Fogle 920-9396 700 W. Holmes, Chester, IL 62233
CHESTER #6 James “Jamie” Biethman 826-5151 107 Woods Dr., Chester, IL 62233
CHESTER #7 Jason Coffey 826-5021 7 West Hayward Court, Chester, IL 62233
COULTERVILLE #1 Frederick D. Frederking 758-2259 10660 State Route 153, Coulterville, IL 62237
COULTERVILLE #2 Kelly Parkinson 758-2620 12707 White Oak Ln., Coulterville, IL 62237
ELLIS GROVE Bernard ”Sonny” Heck Jr. 859-3103 5167 Riley Lake Rd., Ellis Grove, IL 62241
EVANSVILLE Richard M. Gross 853-2362 1002 Nicholas St., Evansville, IL 62242
PALESTINE Angela K. Isom 774-2301 9053 Shawneetown TRL., Walsh, IL 62297
PERCY Martha Myers 713-3487 5929 Myers Ln., PO Box 245 Percy, IL 62272
PRAIRIE DU ROCHER Larry Mudd 284-7150 3980 Common School Rd., Pr. du Rocher, IL 62277
RED BUD #1 Tyler A. Mueth 444-6036 221 Kaskaskia, Red Bud, IL 62278
RED BUD #2 Megann R. Williams 559-1245 706 E. Market St., Red Bud, IL 62278
RED BUD #3 Lucas Liefer 282-3866 207 W. Market St., Apt A, Red Bud, IL 62278
RED BUD #4 Stanley Edward Wallach 282-6045 306 Summit St., Red Bud, IL 62278
ROCKWOOD Kerry Johnson* 763-4680 1131 County Road Five, Rockwood, IL 62280
RUMA Jason Guebert 282-8255 8085 St. Leos Rd., Evansville, IL 62242
SPARTA #1 Nathan B. Lee 317-1111 111 West Main St., Sparta, IL 62286
SPARTA #2 Randy Bertetto 443-5011 300 Janet Ave., Sparta, IL 62286
SPARTA #3 Alan E. Ashbrook 443-3409 1106 Birch Lane, Sparta, IL 62286
SPARTA #4 John Kyle Watson 317-5327 15 Fairway Dr., Sparta, IL 62286
SPARTA #5 Bernard Brown 443-5205 601 N. Miller St., Sparta, IL 62286
SPARTA #6 Robert D. Klausing 317-1883 235 N. St. Louis St., Sparta, IL 62286
STEELEVILLE #1 Amy Young 534-3677 816 E. Karsten St., Steeleville, IL 62288
STEELEVILLE #2 Paul Lee 443-3678 903 Ridge Ct., Steeleville, IL 62288
STEELEVILLE #3 Jonathan Barbour 615-8254 508 N. John, Steeleville, IL 62288
TILDEN Ron Chandler 587-3007 241 Wilson Ave., P.O. Box 174, Tilden, IL 62292
WALSH John Reichling 853-4107 7723 St. Joseph St., Walsh, IL 62297
WINE HILL Martha Rickenberg 965-9618 13290 Wine Hill Rd., Campbell Hill, IL 62916
* Denotes party chairperson