Submit your Vote by Mail application
Completing the vote by mail application (mail-in or online) will result in receiving a vote by mail application for this election only.
Completing the permanent vote by mail application will result in receiving a vote by mail application for every election moving forward unless cancelled.
See instructions for completing the Permanent Vote by Mail application
Voters registered with the City of Bloomington should contact the Bloomington Election Commission for vote by mail information.
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 November 8 and received by November 22.
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 its 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. (10 ILCS 5/19-8g5). Voters have until 14 days after the election (Nov. 22) to complete their appeal.