Saturday is the last day for early voting in Rock Island County and early satellite voting in Scott County. On Saturday, Nov. 3rd, you can vote at the Rock Island County Clerk's Office at 1504 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, from 9 a.m. to noon. Illinois requires a photo I. D. for early voting, but not on election day.
In Scott County, you can continue to vote at Scott county libraries on Saturday, November 3rd. Those sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Scott County Auditor's Office will be open for early voting on Saturday and again on Monday, November 5th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz predicts voters on election day will experience longer lines this year, especially during peak times between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and possibly after 7:00 p.m. That's because voter registration is at an all time high and there are many choices on the ballot.
As of November 1st, 127,839 people had registered to vote in Scott County compared to 121,217 in November 2008. Also, there were 41,763 requests for absentee ballots or early voting ballots, versus 37,519 in 2008.
The Scott County Auditor says if you requested an absentee ballot, the deadline to mail it is Monday, November 5th. Ballots with a post mark of November 5th or earlier will be counted if they arrive before November 13th. Also, absentee ballots can be hand delivered to the Auditor's Office before 9 p.m. on Election Day.
Iowa voters who still have their absentee ballots can vote at their polling place on election day by surrendering their absentee ballots at the polls. You can still vote at your polling place if you lost your absentee ballot.
If you have any questions, contact the Scott County Auditor's Office at 563-326-8631.