It’s Not Too Soon to Apply for a Mail-in Ballot

If you’re a registered voter, the best way to make sure that you’re able to vote in the June 28th Primary Election is to request a mail-in ballot. And you can do that right now.

If you live in Lake County, just go to the Lake County Voter Power website,, and complete the form. Once you fill in your name, house number, and date of birth, you’ll get to the screen that has election information tailored to you. Clicking the first green button allows you to request your mail-in ballot for the June Primary Election.

If you live in Cook County, you can apply for a mail-in ballot online by going to  You’ll be asked for your name, date of birth, and either the last four digits of your social security number or the number on your Illinois drivers license or state i.d.

If you live in McHenry County, you cannot request a mail-in ballot online, but you can download an application by going to The downloaded application must be printed, completed, and signed and then returned to the McHenry County Clerk either by U.S. Mail or email.

Although your ballot won’t be mailed to you until May 19th, once you’ve made the request, you can relax, knowing that your ballot will come to your home in plenty of time before in-person voting starts in June.

Miserable weather? A new COVID variant? With your mail-in ballot in hand nothing will stop you from making your voice heard at the ballot box.

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