Click on the box to fill out the application for a vote by mail ballot!
How do I arrange to Vote By Mail, also known as VBM?
The first step for voting by mail is to request a ballot by apply for an application, then submitting it to the McHenry County Clerk. Click on the box above to fill out the online application.
When can I request (apply for) a VBM ballot?
Good news! Registered voters can file an application online right now. If you live in McHenry County, apply by clicking on the box above.
What if I don’t request a VBM ballot now, or I don’t like to do things on the internet?
On August 1, 2020, the Secretary of State Jesse White will mail a Vote By Mail application (request for VBM ballot) to every registered voter who voted in 2018, 2019, or the 2020 primary, or who registered after the 2020 primary. You can wait to receive the application, fill it in, and return it by fax, email, or U.S. Mail.
What is the deadline for requesting a VBM ballot?
You can submit the application any time up until October 29, 2020. Obviously, the earlier you request your ballot, the earlier you get to take that first step to vote Trump out.
When will I receive my VBM ballot?
VBM ballots will be mailed to those who submitted applications, starting on September 24, 2020. If you request your ballot after October 1, 2020, the McHenry County Clerk must mail it to you within two business days of receiving the application.
What if I get a VBM ballot and then decide I want to vote in person?
Just bring your VBM ballot and envelope to your polling place once in-person voting begins, return them to an election judge, and request a regular ballot to vote then and there. Easy! Having the VBM ballot in hand before the polls are open for in-person voting, ensures that if you’d rather not leave home, you can still vote. Remember we need your vote!
If I do decide I want to mail in or drop off my VBM ballot, what’s the deadline?
Vote by mail ballots must be returned or postmarked no later than Election Day, November 3, 2020. You can mail your VBM, drop off your VBM ballot at the McHenry County Administration Building 667 Ware Rd., Woodstock, or some county clerks may plan to place secure ballot drop boxes at locations TBD.
What if there's a problem with my VBM ballot when the county clerk receives it?
The county clerk is required to notify you of any problems with your ballot within 48 hours of receiving it.
What if I still have questions about VBM?
You can email the Democratic Party of McHenry County firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 847-906-1559.