PRESS RELEASE: February 8th Early Voting



In conjunction with the earlier below press release regarding early voting, please be advised that the East St. Louis Election Board was notified on today, Feb. 16th, by the Illinois State Board of Elections that the Appellate Court in the First Judicial District has reversed the previous circuit court’s decision and that Scott Drury’s name should appear on the ballot.

Please find listed below the hours for early voting in the Election Board’s office:

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018:        9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018:      10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018:      10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Regular office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the office will be open until 7:00 p.m., only.


The East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners announces that in light of the February 5, 2018 Appellate Court Order For Stay Pending Appeal in Rottman vs. Illinois State Board of Elections, et al., No. 18-0234 in reference to the Attorney General race, programming and testing of voting equipment cannot be completed by February 8th; therefore, ballots will not be ready by the statutory starting date of February 8, 2018 for Early Voting.

  The Election Board anticipates that Early Voting will begin as soon as our office receives the final ballot certification from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

 If a voter absolutely needs to vote before this issue is resolved, we will have paper ballots available in the Election Board Office located at 301 River Park Drive, Suite 300, East St. Louis, Illinois.   In addition, voters who arrive at the office will be given the option to complete an application to vote by mail.

 If you have any questions, please contact the East St. Louis Board of Election’s office at (618) 482-6672.


Link to Press Release is below:

March 2018 Election Early Voting Press Release