Registered Voters: 389,397 as of 04/23/14

Absentee Voting by Mail (Instructions)


Step 1 

Complete and submit an Application and Absentee Ballot Request to the Will County Clerk's office. You can also request an Application for Absentee Ballot via email absentee@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 Absentee Ballot, the ballot, Instructions for Voting by Absentee 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 Absentee Ballot

Application and Absentee Ballot Request (On-Line Form)


Step 2

Upon receipt of the absentee ballot packet, follow all instructions on how to vote and return the ballot to the County Clerk's Office. Returned absentee 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 Absentee Ballot Request

Absentee Ballot Status Lookup (On-Line Form)


Residents of Aurora please contact the Aurora Board of Elections at (630) 897-4030 to request an Absentee Ballot. If you registered to vote on the mail-in registration form, you can now vote absentee 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 Absentee Department at (815) 740-4632.