John A. Cunningham Suzanne Fahnestock
Chief Deputy Clerk of Elections
Kane County Clerk
Susan M. Ericson
Chief Deputy Clerk of Tax Extension & Vital Records
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Absentee Voting | Click Here To Download Absentee Application

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Who is qualified to vote Absentee?

Persons registered* to vote in Kane County excluding the City of Aurora ** are eligible to cast an absentee 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 absentee voting.

In addition, the following unregistered voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot:

  1. Members of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine and their spouses and dependents whether serving in the United States or abroad;
  2. 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;
  3. 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 an Absentee Ballot

By Mail

You may request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. The last day we can mail you a ballot is 5 days prior to the election. To request an absentee ballot, either:

  • Print out and complete an application to vote, for Consolidated Primary Election February 24, 2015, and then mail the completed form to Kane County Clerk, 719 S. Batavia Ave, Bldg B, Geneva, IL 60134,
  • Print out and complete an application to vote, for Consolidated Election April 07, 2015,, 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 ballot needs to be postmarked by the day before the election 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 FPCA form.


*Persons who have registered by mail without providing identification and will be voting for the first time are not eligible to vote absentee by mail. They may vote absentee in person at the County Clerk's Office or may vote early.

In Person

You may vote absentee in person at the County Clerk's office 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. Early voting begins 22 days prior to the election through 4 days prior to the election.

Incapacitated Voters*

Illinois State Statute requires voters who are incapacitated to complete an Application for Absentee 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

Military/Overseas Voters*

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 absentee 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 an absentee ballot for every election through 2 general elections.

Nursing Home Voting

The Kane County Clerk’s Office provides election judges to conduct in person absentee voting to (registered) residents who wish to vote at the licensed or certified Illinois Nursing Homes.

Hospitalized Voters

Voters who enter the hospital fourteen(14) days or less before an election are eligible to have an absentee ballot brought to them. Contact our office at 630-232-5990 to find out more.

Kane County Clerk's Office, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B, Geneva, IL 60134
For information call: (630) 232-5990 • Fax (630) 232-5870 | En Español llama: (630) 232-5991 |