Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens in

Illinois

Use this site to vote absentee if you are

  • a U.S. citizen.
  • at least 18 years old.
  • absent from your voting residence.

The absentee voting process applies to you if you are

  • an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine absent from your voting residence.
  • an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine.
  • a U.S. citizen residing outside the country.

STEP 1

Register and request your absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).




Available jurisdiction tools Go

Illinois's Online Tool

Start the FPCA

STEP 2

Fill out and send in your ballot when it arrives.

Didn't receive your ballot?




Available jurisdiction tools Go

Start your backup ballot

Federal Election Deadlines

Registration Ballot Request Ballot Return
Presidential Primary March 17, 2020
Not Required
Overseas Citizens Signed by* February 16, 2020
Uniformed Services and eligible family members Signed by March 7, 2020
Signed/Postmarked by** March 17, 2020
State Primary March 17, 2020
Not Required
Overseas Citizens Signed by* February 16, 2020
Uniformed Services and eligible family members Signed by March 7, 2020
Signed/Postmarked by** March 17, 2020
General Election November 3, 2020
Not Required
Overseas Citizens Signed by* October 4, 2020
Uniformed Services and eligible family members Signed by October 24, 2020
Return by Online or Fax: Received by November 3, 2020

*Ballot Request for Overseas Citizens: Federal only ballot requests must be signed by the 10th day before the election.

**Ballot Return: Ballots must still be received by the 14th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.