Elections

The Effingham County Clerk is the Election Authority for the County of Effingham. All Elections within Effingham County are administered through this office.

Voter Registration:   

It is unlawful for any person to vote at any primary, general, or special election at which any state, county, or township officers are to be nominated or elected, or at any elections at which propositions submitted by a constitutional convention are to be voted on or at any election at which officers of a city, village, or incorporated town with a population of 500 or more are to be nominated or elected, unless such person is at the time of such election a registered voter.
 
No person shall be entitled to be registered in and from any precinct unless such person shall by the date of the election next following, have resided in the State and within the precinct 30 days and be otherwise qualified to vote at such election. Every person who shall be 18 years of age or over on the day of the next election shall be permitted to register, if otherwise qualified.
 
To constitute residence, a permanent abode and dwelling place within the precinct are necessary.
Registration is to be made in the office of the County Clerk or with the deputy registrars of the applicant’s respective precinct no later than 28 days preceding any Primary, Regular, or Special Election at which registration cards are used.
Any registered voter who changes his residence from one address to another within the same county may have his registration transferred to his new address by making and signing an application for change of residence address upon a form to be provided by the County Clerk. Such application must be made to the office of the County Clerk and may be made either in person or by mail.
Illinois Elections are governed by the Election Code (10ILCS 5/) of Illinois as found in the Illinois Compiled Statutes and by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois.