Vote By Mail



Any registered suburban Cook County voter may request a mail ballot using this online application. Once we verify your registration and process your application, we will send a paper ballot to the mailing address you designate in your application. The deadline to apply is five days before an election.




The first day to apply for a ballot by mail for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election is December 18.


The first day to apply for a ballot by mail for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election is August 5.


If we do not have your driver's license/state ID or your Social Security number on file, you will not be able to complete this application online unless you update your voter registration by calling 312.603.0946. Incomplete registrations are most common for voters who have been registered at the same address for 20 years or more.

Ballot Integrity: Unless you require assistance, do not let anyone else mark your ballot; do not let anyone force or coerce you into voting for any candidate; and do not let anyone, other than a close relative or authorized messenger, mail, deliver or handle your voted ballot.

Please note: Making a false statement to obtain a mail ballot or soliciting someone to do so is considered vote fraud, a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison. Call 312.603.0909 to report vote fraud.

Live outside of suburban Cook County?

For voters outside suburban Cook County, please visit your city or county’s website for more information.

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