DuPage Vote by Mail applications going out this week

Updated 7/28/2020 4:21 PM

Daily Herald report

All DuPage County voters will receive Vote by Mail applications this week for the Nov. 3 general election, county Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said Tuesday.


The applications comply with recent emergency legislation to provide a safe choice of voting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voters selecting Vote by Mail are being asked to apply online or complete the mailed application with their signature and phone number, then drop it the mail as soon as possible. No postage is required.

The clerk's office is going beyond the state mandate to send applications to all electors who have participated in any election since the 2018 general election, by instead providing applications to all 616,337 eligible voters in the county. The clerk's office also will pay for the postage of all returning applications and ballots using funds made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

As of Tuesday, 26,000 voters have applied for Vote by Mail ballots in DuPage County for the Nov. 3 election; roughly 55,000 voters chose Vote by Mail for the 2018 General Election.

Voters who applied prior to July 4 will not be receiving an additional mailed application.

Ballots are scheduled to be mailed Sept. 24 and it may take four to five business days to receive a ballot after that date.

To register to vote or check your registration status, visit https://ova.elections.il.gov.

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