Submit your Vote by Mail application
Applications to vote by mail are now available. Both forms below are the same and allow you to select to receive a vote by mail ballot for the March 19, 2024 General Primary Election only or to apply for permanent vote by mail status. Check the appropriate box on the application to denote which you are selecting. Read the Vote by Mail Applications are Live Election News post for further details about vote by mail applications.
Select the top application to print and mail your application. Select the bottom application to complete and submit your application online. If you previously submitted a permanent vote by mail application, you do not need to submit an additional application.
Learn about the Vote by Mail Process
Submitting your Vote by Mail Ballot
Your vote by mail letter may mention a "certification card". The envelope in which your ballot is placed (called a ballot or certification envelope) acts as the certification. If you are mailing your ballot or delivering it yourself, and no one helped you complete the ballot, you only need to complete the signature and date fields. These fields are displayed in the red box on the ballot envelope sample.
The label on your ballot envelope has the information necessary for the other fields.
Returning Your Ballot
When your VBM ballot is mailed to you it will include a ballot envelope (above) and a return envelope. Complete the information on your ballot envelope and seal it. Place the ballot envelope inside the return envelope and seal it.
Mailing Your Ballot : Place a First Class stamp on the envelope and get it to the US Postal Service for delivery to us. Ballots must be postmarked by March 19, 2024 and received by April 2, 2024.
Use a Dropbox : Drop your complete envelope in one of our secure drop boxes. Visit the Drop Boxes page for more details.
Issues with your Vote by Mail Application or Ballot
Rejected Vote by Mail Application or Ballot
If your application or ballot is rejected for any reason, within two business days after it is rejected you will be notified. Appeals to rejected applications or ballots must be made in person. This is a change from previous elections, as a result of changes to election statute. Voters have until 14 days after the election to complete their appeal.
(10 ILCS 5/19-8g5).