Kane County voters can now apply online for a vote-by-mail ballot for the Nov. 3 General Election.
According to a Twitter post from the Kane County Clerk’s Office, you can apply online by clicking on this link.
“Avoid lines and crowds on Election Day and vote safely and conveniently from home,” Clerk’s Office officials say in the tweet.
State officials announced Wednesday that the legislature passed and Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law two bills — SB 1863 and HB 2238 — that offers vote-by-mail applications to all recent voters in Illinois, expands early voting hours at permanent polling places, changes the signature verification process and makes election day a state holiday.
The expanded vote-by-mail legislation is in response to health-safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials said.
According to the Kane County Clerk’s Office website, the Clerk’s Office in Geneva remains open by appointment only so people can get the vital records they may need urgently. The Aurora branch office is temporarily closed due to the health emergency.
The office can still issue marriage licenses, birth, death and marriage certificates, take tax redemption payments, and accept passport applications at the Geneva office at assigned appointment times.
“We do ask that if you can wait and utilize our online or mail in services to please do so,” the website says.
Kane County Clerk’s Office Twitter Post
#KaneCounty voters can now apply online for a #VotebyMail ballot for the November 3 general election! Apply online at https://t.co/ID30NPgo4r. Avoid lines and crowds on Election Day and vote safely and conveniently from home. #twill pic.twitter.com/ikUOMvmsIL
— Kane County,IL Clerk (@KaneCoILClerk) June 17, 2020