Important Dates

voteathomemailitinsealThere are a number of important upcoming dates prior to the November 3rd General Election. Be sure to mark your calendars so you can participate and cast your vote.


Early June: Apply for a vote by mail ballot

Apply using the online application for a vote by mail ballot. For more information on applying or a paper application, visit this page

August 1st: Applications Mailed to All Registered Voters Who Haven’t Already Applied

All registered voters who haven’t already applied for a mail ballot will receive a postcard application in mail they can return to get mailed a ballot.

September 24th: First Day Ballots Can Be Mailed

Anyone who has applied by September 24th will have their ballot mailed to them on September 24th. Every business day after that, ballots will be mailed for those who are applying.

September 24th through November 2nd: Early Voting at Courthouse

Early voting at the Election office will be available for voters. Visit the early voting page for more information. Please know that state law requires us to follow Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines for polling place safety. This may require masks, social distancing, limiting how many people are in the office or other measures. Please check back closer to the date for requirements.

October 6th: Last Day to Register to Vote or Change Registration and Get Ballot Mailed

Anyone registering to vote or changing their registration through the mail, deputy registers or in the Election office have until October 6th to register and have a ballot mailed to them.

October 7th through November 3rd: Register to Vote or Change Registration and Vote at Election Office

Anyone who needs to register to vote or change their registration can grace period vote at the Election office. They will need to come to the Election office, fill out the forms, and vote that day. Visit the grace period voting page for more information. Please know that state law requires us to follow Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines for polling place safety. This may require masks, social distancing, limiting how many people are in the office or other measures. Please check back closer to the date for requirements.

October 29th: Last Day to Accept Mail Application for Vote by Mail Ballot

If you are turning in your application to vote by mail through the mail, this is deadline for our office to receive it and still mail you a ballot.

November 3rd: Deadline to Return Your Mail Ballot to Election Office or Get It Postmarked

Mail ballots must either be returned in person to the County Clerk’s office by 7:00 pm on November 3rd or postmarked by November 3rd in order to count.

November 3rd: Election Day!

The day we have been waiting for, Election Day! Polling places will be open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please know that state law requires us to follow Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines for polling place safety. This may require masks, social distancing, limiting how many people are in the office or other measures. Please check back closer to the date for requirements.