Who is qualified to vote by mail?
Persons registered* to vote in Kane County excluding the City of
Aurora ** are eligible to cast a vote by mail ballot with the Kane County Clerk's Office.
**Voters in that live in the City of Aurora need to contact the Aurora Election Commission at 630-897-4030 to obtain information on early voting.
In addition, the following unregistered voters are eligible to
vote by mail ballot:
- Members of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine and their spouses and dependents whether serving in the
United States or abroad;
- U.S. citizens and their spouses or dependents, whose permanent residence is in Kane County but who will
be temporarily residing abroad on election day;
- U.S. citizens (not their spouses or dependents) who maintained a residence in Kane County immediately prior
to their departure from the United States.
How to Obtain a Vote by Mail Ballot
You may request a vote by mail ballot to be mailed to you. The last day we can mail you a ballot is 5 days
prior to the election. To request a vote by mail, either:
- Print out and complete an application to vote, for General Election November 08, 2016, and then
mail the completed form to Kane County Clerk, 719 S. Batavia Ave, Bldg B, Geneva, IL 60134,
- Or call our office at (630) 232-5990. The Kane County Elections Authority will begin accepting the completed application on August 10, 2016.
The ballot needs to be postmarked by election day
and must be in our office within two weeks after the election.
Please note that if you will be out of the country for the election, you must complete and return an
ELECTION MAIL CANNOT BE FORWARDED
*Persons who have registered by mail without providing identification and will be voting for the first time are
not eligible to vote early by mail. They may
You may vote early at the County Clerk's office ONLY beginning 40 days prior to an election until the
day before the election. If you are unable to come to our office to vote and would rather not vote by mail,
you may vote early at locations spread thoughout the county.
Illinois State Statute requires voters who are incapacitated to complete an
Application for Vote by Mail Voter's 5 Year Identification Card form* along
with an Affidavit of Attending Physician* in
order to automatically be sent an absentee ballot application for incapacitated
voter for every election within 5 years after we receive the application.
Click here* for an application, fill out the
first page and have your doctor fill out the second page and mail it to:
Kane County Clerk
719 S Batavia Ave, Bldg B
Geneva, IL 60134
Members of the Uniformed Services and their family members or U.S. citizens
residing overseas whose last known address is in Kane County and wish to vote
by mail may do so by completing and mailing an FPCA (Federal
Post Card Application)* to Kane County Clerk's Office, 719 S Batavia Ave, Bldg B,
Geneva, IL 60134. By completing this application, you will automatically
be sent a vote by mail ballot for every election through 2 general
The Kane County Elections Authority will begin accepting the completed FPCA form January 4, 2016.
The Kane County Clerk’s Office provides election judges to conduct in person voting to (registered) residents who wish to vote at the licensed or certified Illinois Nursing Homes.
Voters who enter the hospital fourteen(14) days or less before an election are eligible to have a vote by mail ballot brought to them. Contact our office at 630-232-5990 to find out more.