Voter and Election Information

Military & Overseas Voters:  If you are a member of the U.S. armed forces, a dependent or an Illinois resident abroad there are provisions in place to assist you in receiving a ballot.  Please view the documents below or create an account on the MOVE website.

Voter Registration: Who is Eligible to Vote?
To be eligible to register to vote, a person:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.  Naturalized citizens must provide the name of the court where naturalized, state and date of naturalization. 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age; 17 years of age to vote in the General or the Consolidated Primary if individual will be 18 as of the following General or Consolidated Election.
  • Must be a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • Must not be convicted and in prison.
What is Needed to Register:
Eligible voters who wish to register in person must present two forms of ID at time of registration,
one showing their current resident address.

How to Register :
In Person:
  • County Clerk's Office, 1212 Logan Avenue, Belvidere, IL
  • Belvidere City Clerk, 401 Whitney Blvd., Belvidere, IL
  • Most Area Banks
  • Secretary of State Driver's License Facilities (if conducting business with Secretary of State)
  • Republican & Democratic Party Representatives
 By Mail:
To download the application click here
Fill it out, sign and mail to Boone County Clerk, 1212 Logan Ave, Suite 103, Belvidere, IL 61008
Eligible voters may register online through the State Board of Elections. A valid Illinois Driver's License or State ID is required when registering online. To register online click here.
The law requires Registered Voters to keep their name and address current. You CANNOT VOTE for local candidates or any local propositions if you are not properly registered. You can update your information using any of the ways listed above.  Voter registration ends 28 days before an election.  Please contact the County Clerk's office at 815-544-3103 if you have any questions. 

Not sure if you are registered or where your polling place is located?



Election Equipment Information

Boone County Voter Equipment-Unisyn Voting Solutions (OpenElect OVO and FreedomVote Tablet)

Please click here for more information about the Unisyn Voting System

Letter to Illinois State Board of Elections regarding equipment as mandated by 10 ILCS 5/1-17 of the Illinois Election Code.