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The Adams County Voter Book with Quincy and County Detailed maps.

POLLING PLACES

WHO MAY REGISTER TO VOTE?

·         You must be a citizen of the United States.

·         You must be 18 years of age on or before the date of the next election.

·         You must reside in your precinct for at least 30 days prior to an election.

  WHAT IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE?

·         Two forms of identification with one showing your current residence address.  One form of identification must be a permanent residence, such as a driver’s license or State I.D., a hunting or fishing license,  a student identification, or a copy of a piece of mail delivered to you at your residence.

        HOW CAN YOU REGISTER TO VOTE?

·     You may register to vote either in person or by requesting to register by mail.  Stop by the County Clerk at 507 Vermont Street Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to register to vote in person.

      VOTER REGISTRATION:

  You understand that if you register to vote using the Illinois mail-in Voter Registration
form, You MUST vote in person the first time you vote, either at the polling place, early
voting location or in-person absentee unless you provide an approved form of  identification with application.

·         Download a Voter Registration Form.

·     Mail your request to the County Clerk at 507 Vermont St., Quincy, IL  62301 .

Applications to register to vote by mail may also be picked up at the following locations:

Some Precinct Committeemen

Military recruitment Offices

Driver’s License Facilities

Department of Public Aid Offices

Department of Public Health Offices

Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Offices

Deputy Registrars

Note:  When registering by mail you must vote in person the first time either at your polling place or by casting an absentee ballot in the County Clerk’s Office.

VOTER REGISTRATION Form

  HOW OFTEN MUST YOU RE-REGISTER?

·     Only if you move to a different county, or

·    If you change your name

  WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOUR HOME ADDRESS CHANGES?

  If you have moved from one address in Adams County to another address in Adams County, you need to notify the County Clerk’s Office of your new address.  You can notify the County Clerk’s office by:

·    Coming into the County Clerk’s office and completing an address change form.

·    Mailing the County Clerk, on a plain piece of paper, your old address, your new address, and your phone number.  The the County Clerk will also need your signature on the request.  The County Clerk’s address is:  Adams County Clerk, 507 Vermont, Quincy, IL  62301.

·    Clicking here and downloading the change of address form.  After completing the address change form mail it to the County Clerk at 507 Vermont St., Quincy, IL  62301.

 NOTE:  The County Clerk can accept address changes year round except during the 27-day period just prior to an election and for the two days after such election.

CHANGE of ADDRESS Form

        ABSENTEE VOTING:

WHO MAY VOTE ABSENTEE?

In order to vote by ABSENTEE BALLOT you must be a registered voter in Adams County.

HOW CAN YOU REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT?

Absentee voting is a two-step process.  You must first complete an application for an absentee ballot and return it to the Adams County Clerk’s Office.  To request an application you may:

1)     Obtain an application for an absentee ballot in person.  Stop by the County Clerk’s office at 507 Vermont Street Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  to obtain an application for an absentee ballot,

2)     Call our office at (217) 277-2157.

3)     E-mail  the County Clerk’s office at countyclerk@co.adams.il.us with your request for an application, or

4)     Download an application and forward your request to our office.

NOTE:  Applications for absentee ballots can only be made during a special time period prior to each election.  For an absentee ballot by mail, applications can be submitted not more than 40 days nor less than five (5) days prior to an election.  In person absentee voting may occur not more than 40 days nor less than one (1) day prior to the election.(At such times when early voting is scheduled, in person voting absentee voting is replaced with early voting.)

After you have completed the first step, filling out and returning the application for an absentee ballot, you may vote absentee.  To vote by absentee you may:

  • Vote absentee by mail– An absentee ballot (made within the required time frames) will be mailed to you within 48 hours after the request for an absentee ballot has been received in the County Clerk’s Office.  Along with the ballot card you will receive an instruction sheet, a secrecy envelope, and a return-mailing envelope.  Absentee ballots must be returned to the official issuing the same prior to the closing of the polls on the date of the election or, if returned by mail, postmarked no later than midnight preceding election day, for counting no later than during the period for counting provisional ballots, the last day of which is the 14th day following election day.
  • Vote Absentee in Person — You may vote absentee in person.  Stop by the County Clerk’s office at 507 Vermont Street Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or the Saturday before each election from 9:00 a.m. until noon. 

NOTE:  The application to vote absentee may be completed in the Adams County Clerk’s Office at the same time you will be casting your absentee ballot.  In person absentee voting may occur not more than 40 days nor less than one (1) day prior to the election.  (At such times when early voting is scheduled, in person absentee voting is replaced with early voting.)

ABSENTEE VOTING Form

 

Election Results from past Elections