Any registered voter and anyone who wishes to register to vote may vote by mail in the 2020 General Election held on November 3rd, 2020.
Anyone who applies for a vote-by-mail ballot. No excuse necessary. Each election authority is required to send a vote by mail application to every voter that participated in the 2020 primary election, 2019, or 2018 election, as well to all newly registered voters. To receive a vote by mail ballot, you must fill out the vote by mail application. You can mail an application or submit it online.
You may vote in person. Bring your ballot with you when you go to an early voting location or your polling place on election day. You will give your ballot to the election judges and you will receive a regular ballot.
Yes, you may vote in person by going to an early voting location or your polling place on Election Day. Explain to the election judges that you lost your vote-by-mail ballot. You will be given a provisional ballot. Your provisional ballot will be counted after Election Day, as long as your vote-by-mail ballot is not received.
Yes, you can. Go to an early voting location or your polling place on Election Day. Explain to the election judges that you did not receive your vote-by-mail ballot. The election judges should ask you to sign an affidavit stating you didn’t receive the ballot, and then give you a new ballot. If at any time your election authority or an election judge refuses to give you a ballot, please call the Democratic Party of Illinois Voter Protection hotline at 224-990-2200.
It happens, the good news is you can still vote! If you forget to bring your ballot with you, you will have to vote by provisional ballot. Your provisional ballot will be counted after Election Day, as long as your vote-by-mail ballot is not received.
You can mail it back to your election authority. You can take it to a dropbox in your county. You can return it to your election authority. Some election authorities are allowing ballots to be returned at early voting locations. Keep in mind, your ballot must be returned or postmarked by election day. We strongly encourage returning your ballot whatever way works for you as soon as you fill it out.
It depends on the issue, generally, they may ask for more information. Work with your election authority to resolve the issue with your ballot. If you need assistance, call voter protection at 224-990-2200.
A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL.