Chicago Board of Elections Reminds Voters to Return Their Vote By Mail Ballot As Soon As They Can

CHICAGO, IL - The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners reminded Chicagoans of their options to vote for the June 28th Primary Election, including a request for Vote By Mail voters to return their ballots as soon as they can to be counted in a timely manner. Vote By Mail applications close at 5:00pm today on June 23rd.


Currently, the Board has received 123,816 applications to Vote By Mail, and 31,277 Vote By Mail ballots have been returned to the Board.


“That means there are still 92,539 Vote By Mail ballots that are on people’s tables and kitchen counters at home, waiting to be filled out and sent back in,” said Chair Marisel Hernandez. “We recommend that no later than today you mail your Vote by Mail ballot to the Board of Elections.”

Voters can choose to return their Vote By Mail ballot at any Secure Drop Box at an Early Voting site, the Supersite at 191 N. Clark, or the Board Offices at 69 W. Washington.

Currently, 25,212 voters have Early Voted for the June 28th Primary Election. All 51 Early Voting locations are now open in Chicago, and will also be open as vote centers on Election Day, June 28th, 6:00am – 7:00pm. A voter may choose to vote at any Early Voting site, no matter where they live within Chicago.


“In Primary Elections, we have historically seen people make up their minds later in the process. For all voters out there who have finally made up their minds, now is the time to exercise one of the many options we have for you to vote and cast your ballot. Don’t delay, use your voice and vote,” said Chair Marisel Hernandez.

Voters who still need to register to vote, as well as file a name or address change, can still do so at any Early Voting site ahead of and on Election Day, as well as at their precinct polling place on Election Day. Voters will need to bring two forms of ID, one of those which shows their current address.


Chicago voters can visit to access all of their voter information on the Your Vote Information page. There, voters can verify their voter registration status ahead of the election, see and print their sample ballot, view the locations of the Early Voting sites, locate their precinct polling place for Election Day, and check on the status of their Vote By Mail application.


A copy of Chair Marisel Hernandez’s remarks at today’s press conference is attached with this press release.

Click here for a list of all Early Voting sites in Chicago.

Click here for a list of Secure Drop Box sites in Chicago.


These university sites for Early Voting will be open June 22 through June 24 from 10:00am to 5:00pm only.

Chicago State University - 9501 S. Martin Luther King UIC Student Center - 750 S. Halsted St.
Northeastern IL University - 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
University of Chicago Reynolds Club - 5706 S. University

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