Early Voting

voteAny qualified voter may vote by mail. Applications for vote by mail ballots may be obtained from the County Clerk not more than 90 nor less than 5 days prior to said Election Day if made by mail, and not less than one day if made by personal application.

Early Voting
Early voting will be conducted at the office of the County Clerk at 189 E. Court St., Kankakee.

EARLY VOTING Office dates and hours are:

Monday — Friday February 6th – March 16th 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.


Additional Early Voting hours at this location are:

Saturday, March 7th 8:30 A.M. – noon
Monday – Friday, March 9th through March 13th 4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 14th 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, March 15th 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Monday, March 16th 4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Early voting will be available at:

Leo Hassett Community Building, 211 N. Main St., Manteno

Early Voting hours at this location are:

Thursday, March 5 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Friday, March 6 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 7 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M

Early voting will also be available at:

Bourbonnais Municipal Building (Upstairs), 700 Main St NW, Bourbonnais

Early Voting hours at this location are:

Monday, March 9 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Tuesday, March 10 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, March 11 noon  – 6:00 P.M.
Thursday, March 12 noon  – 6:00 P.M.
Friday, March 13 noon  – 6:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 14 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M

Any qualified voter may vote early. The law prohibits a person who voted during the early voting period from voting at the polls on Election Day. The votes cast during the early voting time period will not be counted until after the polls close on Election Day.

For more information about early voting contact the County Clerk’s office at 937-2990.

Military/Overseas Absentees?
Members of the Military and their dependents and U.S. citizens of the United States temporarily residing outside the U.S. may submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to receive an absentee ballot.

A Military voter is defined as: Anyone serving in the Uniformed Services which are defined as the U.S. Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, and U.S. Government employees serving outside the U.S.

The FPCA form can also be obtained from your Commanding Officer, U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  • Complete the FPCA form.
  • Provide the complete street address of your Illinois voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient.
  • The state of Illinois does not allow you to receive or return the absentee ballot electronically. Please include a current mailing address.
  • If you do not list a party affiliation, you will not receive an absentee ballot for primary elections.
  • You must sign and date the FPCA. Witness/Notary is not required by Illinois.

Send completed form to:

BY FAX TO (815) 939-8831

Additional information is available at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s website, www.fvap.gov