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Request a ballot application NOW!
Many areas require you to request a ballot application
as opposed to having one automatically mailed to you. A
few states will automatically mail you an application or
the actual ballot.
In Illinois, most people will need to request a 'Vote by Mail'
application. Beginning in September, the local County
Clerk will send you the application for you to fill out and
return. Shortly thereafter you will receive your ballot
for you to cast your vote and return it to be counted.
In many areas you will receive an e-mail when each step is
It has been indicated that many areas will have ballot 'drop
boxes' so you can directly submit your ballots rather than use
the Postal Service. We will post more information on
their locations as we receive it.
Links to the 'Vote by Mail' sites in the Metro Chicago area
are listed below:
City of Chicago: www.chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail-application.html
Suburban Cook County: www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/vote-mail
DuPage County: www.dupageco.org/Election/VoteByMail/
Will County: www.thewillcountyclerk.com/vote-by-mail-application/#
Outside of the Chicago area:
Illinois State Board of Elections website here and select your county.