Voting Information

Chicago


How to request Vote By Mail ballot

  • Apply online on Chicago Board of Election Commissioners website by 5 PM on Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • PDF for physical application to mail in – must be returned by 5 PM on Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • Chicago voters who apply online between now and September 24th will be among the first to receive ballots. Ballot mailings will begin September 24th. Those who apply by October 1st will receive a ballot no later than October 6th.

Where to mail Vote By Mail applications

Apply online or return application by 5 PM on Thursday, October 29, 2020 to:
Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington St., Suite 600
P.O. Box 1179
Chicago, IL, 60690-1179

How to return VBM Ballot

  • All Vote By Mail voters will receive a postage-paid Ballot Return Envelope. The signed and sealed Ballot Return Envelope may be returned:
    • Through the U.S. Postal Service or licensed couriers such as FedEx or UPS, OR
    • By personal delivery to the Election Board at 69 W. Washington, Sixth Floor, OR
    • NEW: Starting Wednesday October 14th, at any Secured Drop Box, which will be available at every Early Voting site in Chicago.

When to mail by

  • Ballot must be postmarked ON or BEFORE Tuesday, November 3, 2020. If a ballot envelope is placed in a mail drop box on or near Election Day, that envelope may be postmarked late and will not be eligible to be counted. 
  • Especially in the two weeks before Election Day, Chicago voters are encouraged to use a Secured Drop Box at any Chicago Early Voting site to return the signed and sealed Ballot Return Envelope.
  • If you could not apply for a mail ballot by the October 29th deadline, OR if you applied and did not receive your mail ballot, or if you lose the ballot, or if you cannot return the ballot with a postmark on or before Election Day:
    • Call 312-269-7967 on or before Thursday, October 29th to alert The Board of Elections that you have not received your ballot; OR
    • Use Early Voting through Tuesday, November 3rd; OR
    • Cast an Election Day ballot at the polling place assigned to your precinct on Tuesday, November 3rd. If the voter has the mail ballot, that ballot should be surrendered to the election judges. If the voter does not have the mail ballot, the voter may cast a provisional ballot after completing a provisional-ballot affidavit.

Hours/Dates of Early and Regular Voting 

  • Early voting locations and hours will be available at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Website (link) in September 2020.
  • Regular Voting: Find your polling place here (link)
    • List of all polling places, by ward and precinct (link)
  • Regular Voting Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at your precinct polling place

Suburban Cook County


How to request Vote By Mail ballot

  • Apply online on Cook County Clerk website by 5 days before the election
  • PDF for physical application to mail in

Where to mail Vote By Mail application

Apply online or return application by 5 PM on Thursday, October 29, 2020 to:
Cook County Clerks Office, Mail Voting Unit
69 W. Washington St., Room 500
Chicago, IL, 60602

How to return VBM ballot

  • All Vote By Mail voters will receive a postage-paid Ballot Return Envelope. The signed and sealed Ballot Return Envelope may be returned:
    • Through the U.S. Postal Service or licensed couriers such as FedEx or UPS, OR
    • By personal delivery to the Cook County Clerks Office, Mail Voting Unit at 69 W. Washington, Room 500, OR
    • NEW: Starting Monday October 19th, at any Secured Drop Box, which will be available at the following Early Vote locations
      • Super Center drop boxes will be open at the Bridgeview Courthouse and the Cook County Clerks office on Wednesday, October 7th

Early voting and grace period


Will County


How to request Vote By Mail ballot

Where to Mail Vote by Mail Application

  • Mail or drop off in person to:
    Office of the Will County Clerk
    302 N. Chicago Street
    Joliet, Illinois, 60432

How to Return VBM Ballot

  • Where to mail
  • Check the status of your ballot
  • NEW: Starting Thursday, September 24th, at any of eight secure drop boxes, including:
    • The Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet. The drop box will be under camera surveillance outside the building. Voters may drive up and deposit their ballots at any time.
    • Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. The box will be located inside the library, which is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
    • White Oak Library, 121 E. Eighth St., Lockport. Located inside the library, which is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Hours/Dates of Early and Regular Voting

  • Early Voting: 
    • September 24 –November 2 at the Will County Clerk’s Office
    • October 19 –November 1 at Early Voting sites
  • • Grace Period Voting:
    • register and vote at the same time
    • October 7 – November 2 at the Will County Clerk’s Office
    • October 19 – November 1 at Early Voting sites
  • Vote on Election Day:
    • November 3 from 6am to 7pm at your Polling Place

DuPage County


How to Request Vote By Mail Ballot

Where to Mail Vote by Mail Application

Mail Application to:
DuPage County Clerk Election Division
P.O. Box 1087
Wheaton, IL 60187

How to Return Ballot

  • Ballots can be mailed to
    • DuPage County Clerk  
      Election Division
      P.O. Box 1087
      Wheaton, IL 60187
  • Ballots can be returned at drop boxes at the parking lot and main entrance of the Lack T. Knuepfer Administration Building
    • 421 N County Farm Road, Wheaton
  • There will also be drop boxes in all Early Voting Sites and Polling Places
  • When to mail by
    • All ballots must be postmarked by no later than Election Day to be counted
  • You can track the status of your ballot

Dates for Early Voting and Grace Period

  • Early Voting
    • Dates
      • DuPage Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton
        • September 24 – November 2
      • Temporary Locations
        • October 19 – October 31
        • Open Monday – Saturday
      • Permanent Locations
        • October 19 – November 2
        • Open Monday – Sunday
      • Locations
        • All 100% ADA compliant
  • Grace Period
    • Can be done at the Election Division office starting October 7
    • Can be done at all early voting sites