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Upcoming Elections


March 15, 2016 – Primary Election

November 8, 2016 – General Election

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election Results

VOTE BY MAIL – Begins February 4, 2016

EARLY VOTING DATES – February 4 – March 14, 2016


Early Voting Location:
Williamson County Clerk’s Office
Administrative Building
407 N. Monroe St, Marion, Illinois 62959

Click on the following links for information about the next election. Most links will be current approximately 60 days prior to each election.

*2016 Candidate Packet
*Notice of Election
*Sample Ballot
*Office Election Schedule
*Early Voting Notice

* Polling Place Listing
* Precinct Map
* Republican Precinct Committeemen
Democrat Precinct Committeemen
* Register to Vote
* Online Registration
Illinois State Board of Elections
Find your District/Official
* Military and Overseas Application 


Write-In Candidates

To become a write-in candidate, you must file a “Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In” form with the County Clerk at least 61 days prior to an election.

If an objection to a candidate’s nominating papers or petitions for an office is sustained after the 61st day before the election, he or she can file a notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for that office with the County Clerk no later than 7 days prior to the election.

Write-in votes for candidates who file this form will be counted.

Write In Candidate Form


To be a pollwatcher you must:

  • be registered to vote in Illinois
  • have valid credentials from the Williamson County Clerk’s Office
  • have separate credentials issued for each voting site selected to observe
  • Pollwatchers are required to surrender their credentials at the polls and sign the Pollwatcher Register.

Pollwatcher Credentials

Candidate Credentials

Pollwatcher Rights

Contact Us

If you are a candidate and have questions or concerns please call my office.

Amanda Barnes
Williamson County Clerk & Recorder
407 N. Monroe St, Suite 119
Marion, IL  62959

Phone: 618-998-2112
Fax: 618-993-2071


Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-4:00pm