Municipal Election

2021 Municipal Election

April 6, 2021 Consolidated General Election Information

The Consolidated General Election will be held on April 6, 2021. This election includes contests for city council seats, township elected offices, library district elected offices, school boards and fire districts. Elgin residents who are registered to vote can apply to vote by mail, vote early, or vote on the day of the election at their designated voting location.

Kane County

  • For a list of candidates in Kane County, click here
  • For Kane County Voting dates, deadlines, and details, click here.

Cook County

  • For a list of candidates in Cook County, click here
  • For Cook County Voting dates, deadlines, and details click here.

Are you registered to vote?

Elgin residents who are unsure if they are properly registered to vote may check the following websites to verify their information:

Requesting a Mail-In Ballot 

  • Kane County residents, click here. The last day to request a vote by mail online is April 1, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. Ballots will not be sent until Friday, March 12, 2021.
  • Cook County residents, click here. The deadline to apply is five days before the election.

Early Voting

Early voting in Kane County will take place from March 12 to April 5 and from March 22 to April 5 in Cook County. Early voting allows voters to cast a full ballot before the observed election day. Although voters can still go to their polling place on Election Day, early voting is intended to make voting easier for everyone. This cuts down on lines at the polling place on election day as well as allowing voters to vote when it fits their schedule.

Early voting is conducted at assigned locations throughout Cook County and Kane County. You may go to any one of these assigned locations to vote early. Early voting is NOT conducted at your usual polling place. Polling places will only be open for voting on the observed Election Day. 

Early voting locations:

Kane County Locations:  Click Here

Cook County Locations:  Click Here

Candidate Petition Information

PLEASE NOTE: The City Clerk’s Office will NOT ACCEPT any petition for filing after 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the filing period. This applies to any individual(s) waiting in line as of the 5:00 p.m. deadline who has not yet filed his/her petition(s).

Petitions for nomination must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020. The placement of names on the ballot will be in the order of filing.

Petitions for candidacy for the 2021 Elgin municipal election are available in the City Clerk’s Office located in City Hall, Room 202, 150 Dexter Court. The Elgin City Council will have the position of four Councilmember seats for a four-year term open in the 2021 election.

A Consolidated Primary Election will only be required if more than sixteen (16) electors file their candidacy for the four Councilmember terms up for election. If a Consolidated Primary Election is necessary, it will be held on February 23, 2021. The Consolidated General Election will be held on April 6, 2021.

For more information regarding the 2021 municipal election, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 847-931-5660 or the Illinois State Board of Elections at 312/814-6440 (Chicago office) or 217-782-4141 (Springfield office). You may also access the Illinois State Board of Election’s website at www.elections.il.gov