Vote by Mail

For convenience and pandemic safety, you are strongly urged to vote by mail and to vote as early as possible.

(Otherwise, you can vote early in person or vote on Election Day, April 4th, 2023.)

Obtaining Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

  • If you live in DuPage County, you may apply for a ballot online at You may choose to vote by mail permanently or for just this election.
  • You can also get a paper application by:
    • Downloading and printing the PDF form at, OR
    • Obtaining a form from a DuPage County Voter Registration Location (, OR
    • Requesting a Vote by Mail Application from the Election Division at (630) 407-5600, Spanish (630) 407-5608, TDD: (630) 407-5631.
  • You must vote with the mail-n ballot you receive (or surrender it if you vote in person; more information below). Be sure to sign the back of the envelope!  

Returning Your Ballot

  • By mail: Your ballot must be mailed and postmarked by Election Day, April 4, 2023. You don’t need postage to mail your ballot.
  • Hand-deliver: There are drop boxes for mail-in ballots at all early and Election Day polling places. They are collected daily by the election judges after the polls close. (This must also be done by Election Day, of course.)
  • Vote in person: If you decide to vote in person, you may bring it to any polling place, during early voting or on Election Day, and vote in person. You must surrender your mail-in ballot AND envelope to vote in person.

Starting when you mail your ballot, you can (and should!) track your ballot here: or

If you have questions or a problem, or to obtain forms, call directly at 630-407-5600 or visit in person at 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, or visit online at

Here’s a video describing the process: (Note: it’s two years old, but still valid.)

What’s the difference between mail-in ballots and absentee ballots?

Absentee ballots are for citizens in the military or overseas. Others should use vote-by-mail or early voting.