Municipal elections are held in odd-numbered years, and terms of office expire every four years. Registered voters in each ward elect an alderman. Seven wards comprise the geographic area of the City of Rock Island. Each alderman is required to be a resident of that ward.
Request an Individual Ward Map
Individual ward maps are available from the Office of the City Clerk upon request.
Election Packets for 2021
The positions of Mayor, Alderman Ward 1, Alderman Ward 3, Alderman Ward 5 and Alderman Ward 7 will be on the April 6th, 2021 Municipal Election ballot.
Packets of election information and forms for persons interested in becoming an elected official have been prepared and are available in the Executive Assistant / Interim City Clerk's office in City Hall beginning August 25th, 2020.
An individual that has completed the requirements, may file for their office with the Interim City Clerk beginning Monday, November 16th, 2020 through Monday, November 23rd, 2020 during regular office hours.
The office hours are M-F, 8:00 a.m. and 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The City's Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.