From McHenry County:
Early Voting, Vote-By-Mail Begins for the Nov. 8 Election
WOODSTOCK, Ill. – Early voting and voting by mail for the Nov. 8 general election begins tomorrow in McHenry County.
The county’s first early voting station will open Thursday, Sept. 29, at the County Clerk’s Office, which will also begin sending vote-by-mail ballots to voters who have requested them. Anyone registered to vote in McHenry County can vote early from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock.
Another 10 early voting locations will open across McHenry County starting Oct. 24; a complete list of
locations and hours of operation can be found by clicking here.
Voters wishing to vote by mail still have time to request a ballot; you do not need to cite a reason for doing so.
You can obtain an application for a vote-by-mail ballot for the Nov. 8 election by visiting the County Clerk’s office, or you can click here to download and print one.
State law now gives voters the right to enroll in a permanent vote-by-mail program, meaning they can automatically receive mail-in ballots for elections until they choose not to, or become ineligible to vote in McHenry County. You can click here to sign up.
The deadline to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for the upcoming election is Nov. 3; mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than Nov. 8 to be counted.
If you’re not registered to vote, or you changed your address since the last election, you can register in person at the County Clerk’s office or at the polls, you can register online through the State Board of Elections by clicking here, or you can click here to download a form to register by mail.
The County Clerk’s Office is always looking for people who are willing to serve as election judges.
Judges are paid for their time and training.
If you want to serve in the upcoming election or future ones, you can apply by clicking here or by calling 815-334-4242.
Click here to watch a quick video about our election judges and the importance of what they do.