Vote By Mail Applications Now Live for the June 28, 2022 Primary Election

CHICAGO - Voters within the City of Chicago may now apply to Vote By Mail for the June 28, 2022 Primary Election.


The application portal is now live at:


When voters apply online to Vote By Mail, the Election Board will send emails to that voter:

  • When their application is accepted,
  • When their ballot is mailed,
  • When the Election Board receives their Ballot Return Envelope, and
  • When their ballot has been processed and counted.

The Chicago Board of Elections will start mailing ballots in May 2022. All Vote By Mail ballots come with postage-paid Ballot Return Envelopes.


When voters receive their Vote By Mail ballot in May, they may return it through standard US Mail and it must be postmarked on or before Election Day on June 28, 2022. Voters may also submit the Ballot Return Envelope in a secured drop box at any Chicago Early Voting location before Election Day.


New this year! Thanks to a new Illinois law, voters can now join a Permanent Vote By Mail Roster and have their ballots sent directly to their preferred address ahead of every election. As part of the online Vote By Mail application, you will be asked if you want to join this roster and receive your ballot through the mail for all future elections.

Check your mailbox! All registered voters in Chicago will soon be receiving their new voter cards in the mail from the Chicago Board of Elections. A paper Vote By Mail application is included on side two of this canvass mailing. Voters may also use this paper form to join the Permanent Vote By Mail Roster.


To learn more about Voting By Mail, go to:

For voter registration services, including name and address changes, voters may go to or call (312) 269-7936.

Media Contact:
Max Bever