Please note that some of the links on the DuPage Election Division website will not be updated for the March 19, 2024 primary until late 2023/early 2024.
Your Questions Answered: How do I apply for a Vote By Mail ballot?
You can request a Vote By Mail Ballot online. The DuPage County Election Division must receive your mailed request the Thursday before the election, or in-person the Monday before the election. Once you sign up to receive a Vote By Mail ballot, you may also sign up for Ballot Tracker, which tracks the status of your mail-in ballot, from printed to accepted.
Your Questions Answered: How can I check to see if I am already signed up to receive a Vote By Mail (VBM) ballot?
Go to Voter Lookup and then type in the required information to see your VBM status, which is under “Voter Information – Absentee Status.” category For example, if you are signed up to receive a VBM ballot only in the general elections, “Permanent Vote By Mail General Only” displays, so you will not receive a VBM for the March 19, 2024 Primary election.
Your Questions Answered: I no longer want to receive a Vote By Mail ballot; how do I change this?
You must write a letter with your name, address, DOB, and signature to the DuPage County Election Division requesting that you be removed from the permanent Vote By Mail program. Mail the letter to the Election Division’s office (PO Box 1087, Wheaton, IL 60187), or email a scanned copy of the letter to votebymail [at] dupagecounty.gov.
Your Questions Answered: How do I make sure my VBM ballot counts?
Follow this Vote By Mail guide to be sure your vote counts. (Note: This Guide has not been updated yet to reflect dates for the March 19, 2024 Primary. It will be updated in late 2023).
Your Questions Answered: My adult child no longer lives in DuPage County; how does she remove herself from the voter roll?
A voter may cancel her voter registration by emailing, faxing, or mailing a signed letter or by filling out an Affidavit of Cancellation or Transfer of Previous Registration. The letter requesting to cancel a person's voter registration should include the voter’s name, date of birth, old address, and signature. Scan and email the letter or affidavit to jessica.stachniak [at] dupageco.org; fax to (630) 407-5630; or mail to DuPage County Clerk Election Division, PO Box 1087, Wheaton, IL 60187.
Note: This letter must be from the voter, not their parents. If the voter doesn’t wish to notify the Election Division, the current resident may write “Return to Sender” on any piece of mail received for the former resident. The former resident will be made inactive and eventually canceled.
Your Questions Answered: What is a consolidated election?
The Consolidated Election was held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Consolidated elections are typically for local government offices such as Municipal Officers, Village and Township Officers, School Board members, etc. They are “consolidated” and held on one date across the state and county to increase voter participation and to decrease taxpayer costs. They are held in odd-numbered years.
Your Questions Answered: How do I find and preview my ballot?
Go to Voter Lookup and then type in the required information to see your sample ballot and polling places.
Your Questions Answered: Am I registered? What do I need to register?
Check your Voter Registration at Voter Look up, and type in the required information to see if you are registered. You will also be able to see your Voting Status, Polling Places, Sample Ballot.
You may register online or when you go to vote. To register to vote, you must be a US citizen and be 18 by election day. To register or update your existing registration, you will need two forms of paper (not digital) ID: one with your current name AND address and one with either your current name OR current address. The League's Election information page provides a list of acceptable IDs and more information.
Your Questions Answered: I have a new address in DuPage County but my driver’s license still has my old address. Can I still register to vote? Can I still vote?
YES! You do not need a current driver’s license or state ID to register, update your registration, or vote. To register to vote, you must be a US citizen and be 18 by election day. To register or update your existing registration in person, you will need two forms of paper (not digital) ID: one with your current name AND address and one with either your current name OR current address. The League's Election information page provides a list of acceptable IDs and more information.
Your Questions Answered: How do you remove a deceased person from the voter rolls?
For deceased voters, the Election Division either needs a copy of the death certificate or a signed letter from the voter’s next of kin. The Election Division receives all Death Certificates for deaths in DuPage County, but it never hurts to hear more than once.
Your Questions Answered: Can I register to vote online and request a Vote By Mail Ballot online at the same time?
You cannot do both on one site but you can do both online. First, you register to vote on the Illinois Board of Election site and then you request a Vote By Mail Ballot on the DuPage Election Division site.
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