Clerk's Office Releases Vote-By-Mail Ballot Applications For November Election

Clerk’s Office Releases Vote-By-Mail Ballot Applications For November Election

This week, the Kane County Clerk’s Office mailed a letter with #VotebyMail ballot applications for Nov. 3 election as required by a new state law.

You can also apply for a ballot online at kanecountyelections.org/votebymail.

Early voting and in person voting will also be available, as usual.

The letter notes that, although the election is four months away, the Kane County Clerk’s Office is preparing for health and safety precautions, including having hand sanitizing stations at all polling places and providing wipes, face coverings, gloves and other personal protective equipment for election judges.

In the letter, Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham strongly encourages applying for a vote-by-mail ballot.

“With the vote by mail ballot, you can vote safety from the convenience of home and avoid lines or crowds at the polling place on Election Day,” he said.

If you apply for a vote by mail ballot, you will receive a ballot at the address at which you are registered to vote, unless you provide a different mailing address. The mail-in ballot will arrive between 30 and 40 days prior to the election. Per state law, ballots cannot be sent until Sept. 24.

The letter sent by the Clerk’s Office includes a paper application form that can be returned by mail or hand-delivered to the Kane County Clerk’s Office, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Building B, Geneva, IL 60134.

If you apply online, you are not required to mail any forms to the office. After completing the application, you will receive a confirmation by email indicating that your application was accepted.

All vote by mail ballots must be completed and postmarked on or before the Nov. 3 Election Day.

If you have a question about how to vote by mail, you can call the Clerk’s Office at 630-232-5990.

SOURCE: Kane County Clerk’s Office Twitter post and website

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