Illinois voters have been able to vote by mail since 2010. During this 2020 General Election, we need to get our supporters to make sure they request to Vote by Mail. It is safe, secure, and most importantly, it helps us get out the vote against the Progressive Tax Amendment.
With COVID-19 likely to remain prevalent during all of the summer, fall, and beyond, we have no way to predict what Election Day will be like, so it is important to know how, when, and what to do to register and Vote by Mail in this fall’s General Election. Already, there has been a record amount of people who have requested their Vote by Mail Ballots. We need to make sure that those who want to raise our taxes, don’t win this election because we failed to get out the vote.
Below you’ll find all of the information, links, and dates to equip you to successfully Vote by Mail.
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|City of Chicago|
|City of Rockford|
|Jo Daviess County|
|Rock Island County|
|St. Clair County|
NOW through October 29
Apply to Vote by Mail
Vote By Mail Application to Be Sent to All Registered Voters
Vote by Mail Ballots Mailed
You will receive your Vote by Mail Ballot no later than October 5
Last Day to Register to Vote Online
Vote by Mail Ballots Due to Ensure Your Vote is Counted on Election Day
If you plan on hand delivering your Vote by Mail Ballot, October 29 is the last day to request a Vote by Mail Ballot.
Vote by Mail Ballots Due in Person if Hand Delivered and Not Mailed
Any qualified voter in the State of Illinois is eligible to Vote by Mail! Due to COVID-19, all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot by mail. Voting by mail is a secure and easy option for voters and you can request a Vote by Mail Ballot here.
Registering to vote by mail is very easy and only takes a couple of minutes! You can register to vote by mail online here through the Illinois State Board of Elections.
This year, a Vote By Mail Ballot application is required by the State of Illinois to be sent to any voter who voted either in the 2018 General Election, the 2019 Consolidated Election, or the 2020 General Primary Election.
To ensure you vote is counted on Election Day, all Vote by Mail Ballots must be received in the mail by your County Clerk’s Office by 5:00 PM CST on October 29.
Between September 24 and October 5, your Vote by Mail Ballot will arrive from your County Clerk’s Office.
Fill out all required fields and mark your vote selections clearly. Once your ballot is filled out and completed, just place it back in the return envelope that was included with your Vote by Mail Ballot and place it back in the mail as quickly as possible. Some counties will be offering Ballot Drop Boxes at local polling locations so you can securely drop your ballot off by hand. Remember, your Vote by Mail Ballot is due back by October 29 to ensure it is counted on Election Day.
Each County Clerk’s Office must confirm receipt of the ballot, usually via email or text. In most cases, you can also look up the status of your Vote by Mail Ballot on your local County Clerk’s Office website where you would look up your personal voter information, or through a ballot tracking vendor such as BallotTrax. You may also be contacted by your local County Clerk’s Office to confirm it was you who sent in the ballot.
Each county confirms your ballot was received differently but as long as you return your Vote by Mail Ballot by October 29, your vote will be counted!