Early Voting and Vote By Mail

Vote by Mail

What is the Vote by Mail process and how does it work? View the video to better understand how the process works.


  • Per the new Election Law for the November 3 General Election, three judges, made up of both the Republican and Democratic party, will be reviewing all signatures on vote by mail ballots.
  • If dropping off a vote by mail ballot for someone else, they must provide a signed affidavit granting that permission.

Vote by Mail Ballot Application  (Online)
Vote by Mail Ballot Application(PDF) - Print and Mail

**NOTE -- You may get multiple Vote by Mail Application Forms. Political campaigns and other organizations may be sending to certain voters, as well. Just discard any other VBM Application you may receive. If you apply online, you will get a notification as soon as you apply.

Military and Overseas Voting
How to Register to Vote

Early Voting

Early voting begins September 24, 2020 and runs through November 2, 2020. Early voting hours vary by location. Find specific locations and hours on the Early Voting Information page.


McLean County has two election authorities. Our office handles all of McLean County, except City of Bloomington. Visit the Bloomington Election Commission's website  for information about their Early Voting Sites. 


October 7 through November 2

Grace Period Registration/Voting is for those who did not register to vote or submit a change of address before the October  6 Close of Registration. During this time, you may come to the County Clerk’s office and register to vote or change your address.  You MUST vote at this time and you must present two forms of ID to register to vote; one of which must indicate your current address. You may register and vote on Election Day at your Polling Place with the proper ID. We do advise you to register before Election Day if possible, due to the potential of long lines at your Polling Place.

Vote by Mail (Absentee) ballots must be postmarked by midnight on Election Day and received within 14 days of Election Day to be count.