Voting and Election Information

2024 Elections
General Primary - March 19, 2024
General Election - November 5, 2024

State Board of Elections 2024 Candidate's Guide
State Board of Elections 2024 Election Calendar

Early Voting Hours
Polling Locations

2024 General Primary Candidates - Local Offices

Sample Ballots Now Available!
2024 General Primary Democratic Ballot
2024 General Primary Republican Ballot

2024 General Primary Non-Partisan Ballot - Fire Protection District #5

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Boone County Election Night Results 


Because of the Redistricting of Congressional, Judicial, State and County Board Districts, the Boone County Precincts have changed.  Please review your voter registration card (most recent updated card sent April 2022) to see the changes in your precinct.
Click here to view:  2022 BOONE COUNTY PRECINCT MAP

Campaign Sign Info

Three ways to cast your vote! 
EARLY VOTE: You can early vote in the County Clerk's office beginning 40 days prior to any election. 

VOTE BY MAIL: You can request a ballot to be mailed to you by completing the application for a ballot.  You can now choose to be on the PERMANENT Vote By Mail list. This means that you complete one application, check the box for the permanent list for all General or Consolidated Elections to automatically receive a ballot for those elections. You can also choose the box to include Primaries as well as the General/Consolidated Elections. If you choose this, you will need to state which party ballot you want to receive. *Voter will be responsible for any changes in address. You must notify the County Clerk's office if you change your address for mailing the ballot. 
Please only sign up for this service if you intend to vote the ballot sent to you. 

One Time and Permanent Vote By Mail Application

Vote In Person at your polling location ON Election Day! Polls are open from 6am to 7pm. Click HERE for a list of polling locations. You should have received a new voter registration card in the mail in April of 2022. Please read your card for info on where you vote. If you need a replacement card, contact the County Clerk's office to receive a new card.

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.