Upcoming Election Dates

March 17, 2020 - General Primary Election    All polling places are open from 6 am to 7 pm, there is hand sanitizer at each polling place for your convenience.

November 3, 2020 - General Election

Here is the information for Williamson County candidates seeking to run in the 2020 Election, by using the different links you can type and print your petitions forms, get information on what offices are up for election, signature requirements and filing dates.

Candidate's Guide for 2020 Elections

2020 Election & Campaign Finance Calendar

Frequently Asked Questions

Economic Interest Statement

Petition forms for established political parties:

County Officer Candidates

Precinct Committeepersons

Candidate information packets for the March 17, 2020 Primary Election are available at the County Clerk's office.  The packets include the signature requirements, petition forms, Candidates Guide and 2020 Campaign Calendar are also provided at the links on this page.

Check Voter Registration Status Online Registration Apply to be an Election Judge
Vote By Mail Military and Overseas Vote by Mail Archived Election Results

Early Voting Dates

February 6, 2020 - March 16, 2020

Grace Period Registration and Voting

February 19, 2020 - March 17, 2020

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

Vote By Mail Ballot

View/Print Vote By Mail Ballot

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 the button below to access the Federal Voting Assistance Program site, where you can complete, print and sign a downloadable registration and vote by mail ballot request form.

Military and Overseas Vote by Mail Ballot

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.

View/Print 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

View/Print Pollwatcher Credentials View/Print Candidate Credentials View/Print Pollwatcher Rights

Contact Us

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

Amanda Barnes
Williamson County Clerk
407 North Monroe Street, Suite 119 Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-998-2110 or 618-998-2112
Fax: 618-993-2071

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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