Vote By Mail (VBM)

Why Vote By Mail?

Before COVID19, Vote By Mail (VBM) was already available to all Illinois Residents. VBM has a proven track record and process. Both Republican and Democratic Election Judges are ALWAYS present during all phases of processing Vote by Mail Ballots (Postmark Check, Signature Check, Feeding the Ballot through the Machine, etc…). Vote By Mail provides a paper trail that can always be verified/audited. Vote By Mail is an excellent option to keep both your health and vote safe. You Can Apply to Vote By Mail Today.

STEP 1: Request Your Vote By Mail Application

Option 1: APPLY ONLINE – APPLY NOW Apply Here – Best Option
Option 2: Apply in Person – Election Division, 421 N. County Farm Road Rd, Wheaton
Option 3: Apply via Phone – 630-407-5600, Spanish 630-407-5608, TDD 630-407-5631
Option 4: Apply via Downloaded ApplicationDownload Here

Important Links

VBM Apply Online
Download VBM Application
DuPage County – Vote By Mail – Info
Check Voter Registration Status or Register to Vote
Track Your Vote By Mail Ballot – Coming Soon

STEP 2: Fill Out & Return Your VBM Ballot

Fill out the VBM Ballot (make sure to flip it over and vote for all races and questions). Once filled out, seal the ballot in the return envelope and sign the back of the envelope.
Option 1: Return Your VBM Ballot via Mail – add postage and drop in the mail.
Option 2: Return Your VBM Ballot in Person – Election Division at 421 N. County Farm Road Rd, Wheaton. Note: If the voter is not the one dropping off the ballot, they must fill out and sign the Affidavit of Delivery on the flap of the envelope.

Vote By Mail Dates

NOW – Request (i.e. Apply for) Your VBM Ballot (we suggest doing it by 3/15)
2/25 – VBM Ballots Start to Be Mailed Out by Election Division
2/26 (or later) – Receive your VBM Ballot
*ASAP – Once VBM Ballot received, fill out & return asap
4/6 – Deadline for Signed, VBM Envelope with Ballot to be Returned/Postmarked

WARNING: Only fill out a Vote By Mail Application if you are going to vote via your VBM Ballot (if you fill out the application to Vote By Mail and you show up for early voting or voting on election day, you will be given a provisional ballot, unless you bring your VBM Ballot and Return Envelope with you, it’s best to avoid this situation). Early Voting and Election Day voting will still be available.