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Election calendar

Published: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 12:01 a.m. CST

Saturday

Sacco-Miller in Harmon

Lee County state’s attorney candidate Anna Sacco-Miller will attend the 9:30 a.m. council meeting in Harmon, and will answer questions afterward. Sacco-Miller, a Republican, faces Democratic incumbent Henry Dixon in the Nov. 6 general election.

Monday

Sacco-Miller in Sublette

Lee County state’s attorney candidate Anna Sacco-Miller will attend the 7 p.m. council meeting in Sublette, and will answer questions afterward. Sacco-Miller, a Republican, faces Democratic incumbent Henry Dixon in the Nov. 6 general election.

Tuesday

Deadline to register

This is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, and the last day for citizens living temporarily outside the country to request an absentee ballot. Applications received after Oct. 7 and before Oct. 27, however, will entitle the voter to cast a federal ballot only.

Wednesday

Grace period begins

Grace period registration and voting begins today. People may register to vote during the grace period, then must vote immediately after they register.

Sacco-Miller in Paw Paw

DIXON – Lee County state’s attorney candidate Anna Sacco-Miller will attend the 7 p.m. council meeting in Paw Paw, and will answer questions afterward. Sacco-Miller, a Republican, faces Democratic incumbent Henry Dixon in the Nov. 6 general election.

Thursday

Early voting begins

Anyone who has previously registered to vote can vote early.

17th District debate

17th Congressional District candidates U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, and his Democratic opponent, former East Moline Alderwoman Cheri Bustos, will debate at 6:30 p.m. at the WQAD-TV News 8 studio in Moline. The debate, also sponsored by the Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus newspapers, will air live.

Oct. 19

Guest bartender event at Long Shot

ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce invites area candidates to participate in a Hometown Holidays fundraiser and causal meet-and-greet by becoming guest bartenders from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Long Shot Bar and Grill, 3312 West Rock Falls Road/U.S. Route 30.

Candidates can tend bar, sell snacks or just hang out, chamber President and CEO Bethany Bland said in a news release. Tips raised will go toward the annual festival, which will be held Nov. 15-18.

"This event is their chance to meet with individual voters in a casual atmosphere as a person, as a candidate, as someone who cares about citizens and the community they serve," Bland said.

RSVP at 815-625-4500, the sooner the better; the deadline is Oct. 15.

Oct. 20

Sacco-Miller has meet-and-greet in Franklin Grove

Lee County state’s attorney candidate Anna Sacco-Miller  invites all to a potluck meet-and-greet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meadows in Franklin Grove. Sacco-Miller, a Republican, faces Democratic incumbent Henry Dixon in the Nov. 6 general election. Contact her at electanna@gmail.com or 815-284-7888 for more information. 

Oct. 23

Need a ballot delivered?

This is the first day a voter who has been admitted to a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center not more than 14 days before an election can ask the local election authority to deliver an absentee ballot.

Oct. 29

For military members

This is the last day for any military member, spouse or dependents who expect to be out of the country to apply for an official ballot to the election authority having jurisdiction over their precinct residence, and also the last day for the election authority to mail such a ballot.

Nov. 1

Absentee mail ballots due

Those voting absentee by mail must have their ballots at their election office by today.

Nov. 2-5

In a nursing home?

Nursing home voting will be held over these 4 days, although each county's election authority determines the dates for that county.

Nov. 3

Early, grace voting ends

This is the last day for grace period registration and voting and early voting.

Nov. 5

Absentee in person ends

This is the last day to vote absentee in person, and the last day for any temporarily or permanently physically disabled voter to request a ballot be delivered.

Nov. 6

Election Day

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Questions?

• Whiteside County clerk: www.whiteside.org or 815-772-5189.

• Lee County clerk: www.leecountyil.com or 815-288-3309.

• Carroll County clerk: www.carroll-county.net or 815-244-0221.

• Ogle County clerk: www.oglecountyclerk.org or 815-732-1110.

• Bureau County clerk: www.bureaucounty.us or 815-875-2014.

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