Vote by Mail
June 16, 2020 – Voters can begin requesting Vote by Mail ballots
September 24, 2020 – Ballots will be mailed by local election divisions
October 29, 2020 – the last day to request an Illinois Vote by Mail ballot
November 3, 2020 – Vote by Mail ballots must be postmarked (if sending by US Mail) or received (if dropping at secure Vote by Mail box, located at early voting sites) by Election Day
Vote by Mail Illinois Information
Illinois passed a new law expanding the ability of everyone in the state to Vote by Mail. Any person who is registered to vote in Illinois can request a Vote by Mail ballot. Not sure if you’re registered? See our Voter Registration information page to check your status.
For more information, see the Illinois State Board of Elections Vote by Mail information page.
Kane County Vote by Mail Application
You can request your Vote by Mail application online or you can mail in your request to the Kane County Clerk. All information is found on the Kane County Vote by Mail application page.
McHenry County Vote by Mail Application
You can request your Vote by Mail application online or you can mail in your request to the McHenry County Clerk. All information is found on the McHenry County Vote by Mail application page.
You can return your completed Vote by Mail ballots to one of three drop boxes located in Kane County in Geneva, Aurora, or Elgin. The Kane County Clerk’s website has the exact addresses. These drop boxes are located indoors and are monitored by surveillance cameras.
McHenry County has expanded their initial offering of one drop box for vote by mail ballots for the county. They now offer several additional locations, some limited by voting hours, and at least one location open 24 hours. Look for bolded information “Ballot Drop Box Available” on this page from the McHenry County’s website.