Registered Voters: 385,820 as of 09/01/15

Vote by Mail (Instructions)


Step 1 

Complete and submit an Application and Vote by Mail Ballot Request to the Will County Clerk's office. You can also request an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot via email votebymail@willcountyillinois.com or call the Will County Clerk's Office at (815) 740-4632. The Will County Clerk's Office will need the voter's name, residence address, mailing address and date of birth at the time of request.

A packet which includes Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, the ballot, Instructions for Voting by Voting by Mail Ballot, certificate envelope and a return mailing envelope will be mailed to the voter. Ballots can not be mailed more than 40 days before or less than five days prior to the election.


Request for Application and Vote by Mail Ballot

Application and Vote by Mail Ballot Request (On-Line Form)


Step 2

Upon receipt of the Vote by Mail ballot packet, follow all instructions on how to vote and return the ballot to the County Clerk's Office. Returned Vote by Mail ballots by mail must be postmarked by midnight on the day before the election and received within 14 days after the election. Voted ballots personally delivered to the County Clerk's Office by the voter must be received no later than Election Day before 7:00 p.m. There is a limited exception permitting ballot return by a spouse, parent, child, sibling, or a licensed delivery service where the authorization form is completed. 


Check the Status of Your Vote by Mail Ballot Request

Vote by Mail Ballot Status Lookup (On-Line Form)


Residents of Aurora please contact the Aurora Board of Elections at (630) 897-4030 to request a Vote by Mail Ballot. If you registered to vote on the mail-in registration form, you can now vote by mail, as long as you’ve provided the County Clerk’s Office with proper identification.

If you do not live in Will County, please contact the County Clerk's Office in the County in which you reside. If you are unsure about your registration, please contact us or call our Voter Registration Department at (815)740-4620.


For more information, contact us or call the Vote by Mail Department at (815) 740-4632.