By EDEN CROTHERS,
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is the next General Election
By Mail: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
In Person: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Online: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 days before the election. Voted ballots must be received by election day in order to be counted.
You do not need an excuse to vote absentee in Illinois.
You can request an absentee ballot:
In person – no more than 90 days but before 1 day before the election
By mail inside the US – no more than 90 days or less than 5 days before the election
By mail outside the US – no less than 30 days before the election (to receive the full ballot), or less than 30 days but no more than 10 days before the election to receive the Federal Ballot only
Early voting is available to all voters beginning 40 days before an election and ends the day before the election.
Early Voting Locations:
141 South Main Street – Room 119 Decatur, Illinois
Thursday September 24th – Friday September 25th 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday September 28th – Friday October 2nd 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday October 5th – Friday October 9th 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday, October 12th Columbus Day
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday October 13th – Friday October 16th 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – October 17th 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday October 19th – Friday October 23rd 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – October 24th 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – October 25th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday October 26th – Friday October 30th 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – October 31st 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – November 1st 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday – November 2nd 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Macon County is also still looking for election judges.
Election judges must:
– Be registered to vote
– Attend a two hour training prior to Election Day
– Set the polling place up prior to Election Day
– Work all day (5:00 am to approximately 8:00 pm) on Election Day
Contact the Macon County Clerk at 217-424-1305 if you are interested.