|How do I request a Vote By Mail ballot?
Any Chicago voter can apply online to Vote By Mail ahead of the November 3rd, 2020 Election. No reason or excuse is needed to Vote By Mail.
To apply online for a Vote By Mail ballot, click here
. Voters may use this system to apply for a Vote By Mail ballot through 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th, 2020
To print a paper application, click here
How do I know the Chicago Board of Elections received my Vote By Mail ballot application?
Voters can check your Vote By Mail ballot application online by clicking here
or by calling 312.269.7900.
I still have not received my Vote By Mail ballot. When will I receive it?
Vote By Mail ballot mailings began on September 24th. Voters who applied first will be the first to receive their ballots in the mail.
How can I return my Vote By Mail Ballot?
The signed and sealed Ballot Return Envelope may be returned:
- Through the U.S. Postal Service or a licensed courier, OR
- By personal delivery to the Election Board at 69 West Washington Street, Sixth Floor, OR
- At any of the Secured Drop Box Locations.
- The Election Board (69 West Washington Street),
- The Loop Super Site at Clark & Lake (191 North Clark Street), and
- At any Early Voting site in Chicago.
- To learn more about Early Voting sites, please continue reading below.
If I requested a Vote By Mail ballot, can I still vote in person?
Yes, voters can still vote in person even if they requested a Vote By Mail ballot. Voters should surrender their Vote By Mail ballot to the election judge at their polling place. If the voter does not have the mail ballot, the voter may cast a provisional ballot after completing a provisional-ballot affidavit (available on-site).
How do I know the Chicago Board of Elections received my Vote By Mail ballot?
Voters who applied to vote by mail online and supplied an email address will automatically receive email updates from the Chicago Board of Elections.
If voters do not have an email on file with the Chicago Board of Elections, they can track the ballot's status online by clicking here
When do I need to return my Vote By Mail ballot by?
Vote By Mail ballots must be postmarked by Election Day. The Chicago Board of Elections will count ballots they receive up to two weeks after Election Day, as long as the ballots were postmarked by Tuesday, November 3rd, or a prior date.