Vote by Mail (VBM) Ballots cannot legally be mailed until May 19, 2022. If we receive your completed VBM application prior to that date, please wait until at least Monday, May 23 for it to arrive in the mail. If you submit your completed VBM application after May 19, we will mail your ballot to the requested address no later than two (2) business days after receipt.

If you are a US citizen living in the United States, and you submit your VBM app via mail or via the online option, our office must receive it by June 23, 2022. Applications received after June 23 will not be mailed a ballot. You can deliver your paper VBM application in person through the end of business on Monday, June 27.

If you live in McLean County, and not in the City of Bloomington, chose a button below to request your VBM application. online vbm application button for mclean county

Mail-in application to vote by mail in McLean County

If you live in the City of Bloomington click the button below to request your VBM application.

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Learn about the Vote by Mail Process

Submitting your Vote by Mail Ballot

Ballot Envelope

Your vote by mail letter may mention a "certification card". The envelope in which your ballot is placed (called a ballot or certification envelope) acts as the certification. If you are mailing your ballot or delivering it yourself, and no one helped you complete the ballot, you only need to complete the signature and date fields. These fields are displayed in the red box on the ballot envelope sample.

 The label on your ballot envelope has the information necessary for the other fields.

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Returning Your Ballot

When your VBM ballot is mailed to you it will include a ballot envelope (above) and a return envelope. Complete the information on your ballot envelope and seal it. Place the ballot envelope inside the return envelope and seal it.

Mailing Your Ballot : Place a First Class stamp on the envelope and get it to the US Postal Service for delivery to us.

Use a Dropbox : Drop your complete envelope in one of our secure drop boxes. Visit the Drop Boxes page for more details.