The Rock Island County Republican Party reminds citizens that the upcoming April 2017 elections will fill seats on municipal and township boards, as well as community college, fire, library, park and school boards.
The Rock Island County Elections Office will hold a nonpartisan primary election on Feb. 28, 2017, in which voters will select their party's candidates for the April 4 election.
While it is already too late to file as an official GOP candidate for the primary, there is still time to register as a "write-in" candidate. The deadline to file the "Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate" with the Rock Island County elections office is Dec. 29. If a candidate fails to fill out and file that form, the write-in votes will not be counted in the upcoming primary.
In addition to qualified write-in candidates, the Republican Party needs individuals willing to serve as election judges and poll watchers. Election judges are selected by their party chair and the precinct committeemen. Election Judge Certification Training is held every two years.
Republican Party members interested in serving as poll watchers or election judges for the upcoming 2017 and 2018 election cycles should contact Rock Island County GOP Headquarters at 309-764-6262 as soon as possible.