Any registered suburban Cook County voter may request a mail ballot using this online application. Once we verify your application, we will send a paper ballot to the mailing address you give. The deadline to apply is five days before an election.
To complete this application, you will need:
If you do not have one of these items, you may download, print and sign a mail ballot application and send it to the Cook County Clerk’s office.
Please note: Making a false statement to obtain a mail ballot or soliciting someone to do so is considered vote fraud, a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison. To report vote fraud, call 312.603.0942.
Notice to Voters:
Due to COVID 19, all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day on November 3, either by mail or during early voting. Voting by mail is an easy option for voters, and you can request a vote by mail ballot through email, mail, online or in person.
Upon completion of the vote by mail application, voters will receive an official ballot no more than 40 days and no less than 30 days before the Election.
After submitting the application, a voter will receive a ballot at his or her registered address, or the mailing address requested by the voter, and such ballot must be completed and returned no later than Election Day.
A voter may email the Cook County Clerk at [email protected] or call 312.603.0946 if the voter does not receive an official ballot, or if the voter has questions.
A voter may confirm receipt of their official ballot by the Cook County Clerk by using the "What Is My Mail Ballot Status" option of the Voter Information Tool or call 312.603.0946.