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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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

Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m


Saturday, March 16, 2024

8:00am to 12:00 p.m

Location: Randolph County Courthouse. The Courthouse will be closed on Monday February 12, 2024 & Monday February 19, 2024 in observance of Lincoln's birthday & President's day.



Anyone who is NOT registered to vote in their current jurisdiction as of 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 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 the 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, it is returned to the election authority by mail or delivered in person.

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

Vote By Mail Application Click Here


PERMANENT Vote By Mail Application Click Here



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.