The DeKalb County Democratic Party encourages local voters to take part in the primary voting process. In a telephone interview with Jim Luebke, Chair of the local DeKalb County Democratic Party, there is a need to know the candidates and to participate in the primary election. “There are some candidates that are running that districts include only part of DeKalb County and many voters are unaware of these candidates”, said Luebke.
Luebke encourages voters to review the ballot and become aware of candidates that can affect the area of DeKalb country where voters live. For the countywide Specimen Ballot see the following:
Regarding endorsements, Luebke said the local party does not endorse individual candidates for the primary election. “There is more to this election than just the Presidental candidates”, said Luebke.
According to DeKalb County Clerk, Douglas Johnson, voting during the pre-primary voting time period has been normal for a primary election. “The number of voters for this primary has been about normal in comparison to the 2016 primary election”, said Johnson.
With the recent concerns of the coronavirus in group settings, County Clerk Doug Johnson encourages any voter that has concern for health issues to register for ‘mail-in ballots’. For an application to Vote By Mail, please click on the following link (when available); by using Adobe Reader to open the document: (March 12 – last day to apply for mail-in)
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Monday, March 16 is the last day for early voting – locations available on DeKalb County website http://dekalb.il.clerkserve.com/
As for the March 17 primary election, Johnson said that the County Clerk’s Office will rely on the recommendations of the DeKalb County Health Department in making voting areas healthy and safe for everyone.
For additional Voting Information: Elections Phone: 815-895-7147
Elections Fax: 815-895-7148