Rock Island County clerk

Tuesday, February 18th is the last day to register to vote in Illinois.

It should be easy to vote early in the Illinois primary election for residents of Rock Island County. 

Karen Kinney

Karen Kinney is running for a third term as Rock Island County Clerk. Wednesday night, she kicked off her re-election campaign with a fundraiser in Rock Island.

from the collection of the Davenport Public Library

Just in time for October which is Family History Month, the Rock Island County Clerk's office has expanded its services for genealogists. Indexes of births, marriages, and deaths can now be searched online.

Russell Christ

A retired executive from John Deere has taken on a major challenge. Republican Russell Christ announced Wednesday he's running for Rock Island County Clerk, and will face Democratic incumbent Karen Kinney next year.

submitted, Nick Camlin / Rock Island County Clerk's office

A couple from East Moline is ready to get married, and they have a photo to prove it. Wednesday morning, Albert Gardner and Kathleen Hunter were the first to take advantage of the Rock Island County Clerk's new, marriage license "selfie station." 

John Brown Retires

Apr 26, 2017
Herb Trix / WVIK

A long career in local government and supervising elections is about to end. Wednesday Rock Island County Chief Deputy Clerk John Brown announced his retirement, effective on Friday.

Photo fo the county's absentee ballot application
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

State and federal authorities are trying to find out why 1,500 absentee ballot applications were left in a Rock Island post office box for three weeks. Michelle O'Neill reports.

Local authorities, the Illinois attorney general, and the Post Office are all investigating the discovery in the Rock Island Post Office of more than 1,500 applications for absentee ballots. They were discovered in a post office box last week, less than two weeks before election day.

IL and IA Early Voting Begins Thursday

Sep 28, 2016
Credit Scott County

Thursday morning  is the first chance for residents of Iowa and Illinois to vote this fall. The early voting period runs through November 7th.