Vote By Mail

We urge you to vote by mail and to vote as early as possible.

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

Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

  • You may apply for a ballot online at You have the option to make this choice permanent.

    Once you receive your paper ballot at home, you must vote with that ballot (see instructions below if you decide to vote in person). Be sure to sign and date the back of the envelope! Return it in the mail, at any voting location, or the drop box at 421 County Farm Road, Wheaton. The deadline is March 19

    If you don’t mail your ballot on time or decide to vote in person, you can bring it to an early voting location or polling place with its official envelope and vote in person. You do not need postage to return your ballot.

    Once you’ve mailed your ballot, track your ballot here:

Returning Your Ballot

  • By mail: Your primary ballot must be mailed and postmarked by Election Day, March 19, 2024. 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 after obtaining a mail-in ballot, 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.

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.

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