FIRST DAY TO SUBMIT VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATION

FIRST DAY TO SUBMIT VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATION IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

JOLIET – Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that Wednesday, March 30, is the first day voters may apply to receive a Vote By Mail Ballot for the June 28, 2022 General Primary Election.

Please note that the mailing of ballots does not begin until May 19, 2022.

Apply Online
The easiest way to apply is by visiting willcountyclerk.gov and clicking on the Vote By Mail Quick Link at the top of the page. You can then scroll down and complete the online application. Completed applications will be immediately received for registered voters once they click “submit.”

Citizens who are not registered to vote will be directed first to the Illinois State Board of Election’s online Voter Registration Site. They must complete and submit the voter registration form and then allow the Will County Clerk’s Office to confirm and enter their registration before they can request a Vote By Mail Ballot. It can take three to five business days before a new registration is entered.

Apply In Person, Through The Mail
You also may submit a completed Vote By Mail Ballot application through the mail or in person at the Will County Clerk’s Office. The address is 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet IL 60432.

In addition, you may visit willcountyclerk.gov to download an application or call (815) 740-4615 to receive a blank application through the mail. Or send an email to votebymail@willcounty.gov to receive an application by email.

Permanent Vote By Mail List
For the first time this year, Illinois law allows registered voters to place themselves on a Permanent Vote By Mail List. You can do this by completing the appropriate section in the Will County Clerk’s online application or by completing the gray box on the paper application. If you select this option, you may choose the types of elections for which you automatically will receive a Vote By Mail Ballot in the future. Please read the application instructions carefully. Visit the Vote By Mail section of our website at willcountyclerk.gov for complete information about Permanent Vote By Mail.

“Voting by mail is a convenient and secure way to cast a ballot,” County Clerk Staley Ferry said. “In the 2020 Presidential Election, nearly 110,000 Will County voters cast their ballots through the mail.”

Election Day, Early Voting
The County Clerk noted that voting by mail is a personal choice. Voters may choose instead to cast their ballot at their Polling Place on Election Day, or they may visit one of the Will County Clerk’s 25 Early Voting locations in the weeks prior to the General Primary Election.

“Whichever method you choose to vote, please participate in our democracy by casting your ballot in the upcoming election,” County Clerk Staley Ferry said.

Visit willcountyclerk.gov for complete information on voting in Will County.