Chester, IL


County Clerk

1 Taylor Street, Room 202 

Chester, IL 62233

Voice: 618.826.5000 ext 191

Fax: 618.826.3750

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Upcoming Election Information

Election Information

Precinct Committeemen

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

Fax: 618.826.5730

Election Schedule

Even – General Primary – Third Tuesday in March
Years – General Election – First Tuesday after the First Monday of November

Odd Years – Consolidated – Generally held the First Tuesday in April

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.

Voter Registration

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 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 report 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