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Jan 09

Announcing 2022 Election Judge Training

Posted on January 9, 2022 at 9:29 PM by Robert Watson

All new and veteran judges are required by state statute to complete our training course. The 2022 elections are the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 28 and the General Election on Tuesday, November 8. We look forward to introducing you to our new election equipment which will continue to provide for the safety, security, and ease of use for our election process.

If you are interested in becoming an election judge, or continuing as an election judge, please visit our Election Training web page for more information and to register for training.

You must complete training to work the Primary or General Elections this year.

Jan 04

Introducing ES&S

Posted on January 4, 2022 at 10:21 PM by Robert Watson

We are happy to announce that the contract between the McLean County Clerk’s office and Election Systems and Software (ES&S) has been unanimously approved by the McLean County Board. McLean County election staff are moving forward with delivery of equipment and preparing for training over 500 election judges and staff ahead of the June 28, 2022 Primary election.


We’re proud to have the opportunity to partner with ES&S to further secure elections for the voters of McLean County and invite you to read the full article to learn more about ES&S.

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Dec 17

Announcement: Approval for Election Equipment Contract

Posted on December 17, 2021 at 9:11 AM by Robert Watson

At the McLean County Board meeting, Thursday, December 16, the County Board approved the request for purchase (RFP) of new election equipment by the McLean County Clerk’s office.

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Dec 17

Investing for the Integrity and Security of McLean County Elections

Posted on December 17, 2021 at 9:03 AM by Robert Watson

In 2021, the process of investing in new election equipment was a challenging and intense one but it had to be accomplished to further secure the integrity of our elections in McLean County. This article walks through the detailed process of selecting a vendor.

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Dec 06

Voters Choose New Technology

Posted on December 6, 2021 at 9:06 PM by Robert Watson

More jurisdictions across America are increasing security and accessibility in elections by giving voters a choice in how they cast their ballots, with a majority of voters in several jurisdictions choosing the latest in secure voting technology over more traditional ways of casting ballots.

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Dec 06

Election Equipment Purchase Recommendation

Posted on December 6, 2021 at 8:43 PM by Robert Watson

The Elections Division of the County Clerks Office moves forward with a recommendation to replace existing voting equipment.

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Nov 01

2022 Election Information

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 11:52 AM by Bradley Beyer

Though many states are holding elections on Tuesday, November 2, there are no elections in Illinois for the remainder of this calendar year.

Typically Illinois holds primaries in March, but this year the General Assembly moved the Primary to June 28, 2022. The General Election will be held on November 8, 2022.

Future election dates are available on the McLean County Website.

Mar 30

Voting in Person - Polling Place Information

Posted on March 30, 2021 at 3:16 PM by Robert Watson

Election Day 2021 is Tuesday, April 6. All polling places will be open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Early voting is available at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts in Bloomington from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Mondays through Fridays.

To find your polling place visit the Precinct Maps and Polling Locations page.
Mar 12

Take Advantage of Early Voting

Posted on March 12, 2021 at 8:04 AM by Robert Watson

Early voting is available for McLean County voters through April 5 at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

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Sep 24

Election Judge Waitlist

Posted on September 24, 2020 at 2:34 PM by Robert Watson

Thanks to everyone that has expressed interest in helping with the November election!

We've had well over 100 new election judge inquiries and all spots are filled.

At this time we are creating a wait list for those who express interest.We will keep your information on file and reach out should spaces become available in the future.