Vote By Mail Voter Registration Information 2020 Election Results for Cook County Election Adminstration Contact Information
Vote By Mail Stay safe—vote without ever leaving your home. The first step? All registered voters in Chicago and suburban Cook County can now fill out and submit an application for a vote-by-mail ballot. Chicago voters:apply here for a Vote by Mail ballot: Suburban Cook County voters: apply here for a Vote By Mail ballot.
Your ballotwill be mailed to you in late September or early Octoberif you apply before October 1. After that, ballots should be mailed within 2 business days of the election authority receiving your application.You must mail in your completed ballot or return it to a secure collection box by November 3. Collection boxes will be available at early voting sites.
Early Voting Early voting days and hours have been expanded. Early voting will begin 20 days before the election, rather than 15. On weekdays, voters may cast ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. On weekends and holidays, early voting hours will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curbside voting will be available at Early Voting sites.
Election Day Voting Election Day, November 3, will be a state holiday, so all state, city, park, library and school sites will be available for polling places. This is intended to reduce reliance on private polling places, whose owners may refuse to let their building be used as a precinct. Once again, curbside voting will be available at polling places.