Vote by Mail

In Illinois, anyone can vote by mail! This is an especially great option if you're not living at home right now. And with the uncertainty because of COVID-19, voting by mail is even  more important than ever.

It's super easy to vote by mail! You just request your ballot - find out more county-specific information below - and your election office will mail it to you in the weeks leading up to the election. Once you receive it, you fill out your ballot just as you would if you voted in person (except you can do it in your pajamas!) and send it back to your election office. 
To send it back just stick it in the mail - many counties already pay for your postage. Your ballot just needs to be postmarked by Election Day and can arrive up to two weeks later, but still  make sure to mail it back as soon as possible because it could take a few weeks to arrive. 


Sign up to get your mail-in ballot here:

All you need is the last four digits of your SSN or your driver's license number.

 
If you requested your mail-in ballot but would now prefer to vote in person,
you can do that! 
  • Just bring your mail-in ballot with you! You’ll surrender it to the poll workers and then vote regularly. 
  • If you don’t have your ballot, you’ll sign an affidavit saying that you’re only voting once and then you’ll cast a provisional ballot (these are counted separately).

Mail ballot drop boxes

Unfortunately, state legislation did not pass in time, so there won't be drop boxes available for April election. You must either mail back your ballot or hand deliver it to your election authority's office.

Questions about voting?

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