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Elections Information

Elections Information

Chief Election Official for the County

As Chief Election official, the County Clerk’s Election Office is responsible for administering all elections (federal, state, county, township, park, library, school and special districts) within Bureau County.  There are 50 precincts with over 23,000 registered voters under the jurisdiction of the County Clerk.  The additional duties of this office include training deputy registrars and election judges, providing polling places, providing the Directory of Public Officials, maintaining lists of precinct committeemen, filing of campaign disclosures, and maintaining files of Statements of Economic Interests.

Absentee Voting Information

Absentee (or vote by mail) requests can be made by contacting the Clerk’s Office by phone at (815) 875-2014, or by mail with the application for ballot which is linked below.  

Early Voting Information

Early voting will be available again for voters in Bureau County.  Early voting will run from September 24, 2020 through November 2, 2020.  Voters registered in Bureau County can Early Vote at the Bureau County Clerk’s office during regular business hours.  The office will also be open on certain Saturdays for Early Voting as well (schedule to be announced at later date).  The hours for those dates are from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  There will also be two locations available to Early Vote in Bureau County that will run from October 19, 2020 through October 30, 2020 at the Princeton Moose Lodge from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM and Spring Valley City Hall from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Voting Procedures

On Election day the polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Voters who are not able to vote in person may qualify to vote absentee. For further information regarding absentee voting or any other aspects of the election process, contact the Bureau County Clerks Office at (815) 875-2014.

Sample Ballots

Sample ballots will soon be available for the upcoming Election.