What Kane County voters need to know to vote early or by mail before April 6
Kane County voters have calendar dates to watch if they are voting early or by mail ahead of the April 6 election. Here’s what they need to know.
Early voting started March 12 ahead of the April 6 consolidated election in Kane County, with voters facing choices that impact their taxes, who represents them in local government and what they think about public policy questions.
Here is what you need to know about early voting and voting by mail in Kane County ahead of the April 6 election.
When can I vote early?
Early, in-person voting at the Kane County Clerk’s Office in Geneva and Aurora satellite office began March 12 and continues until April 5. Early, in-person voting county-wide began March 22 and will continue until April 5.
Voters need not give a reason for voting ahead of Election Day on April 6. They also are not required to show identification at the polls, although having an ID available with your current address will help if election authorities have a question about an address or if they challenge a voter’s signature.
Kane County early voting locations and hours can be found here.
Can I register to vote when I go to vote early?
Yes. You will need two forms of identification if you are registering for the first time or are changing your address. One of the IDs needs your current Kane County address.
How do I get a vote-by-mail ballot?
Registered Kane County voters can request a mail-in ballot through an online application.
To apply, residents will need to provide their address in Kane County, phone number and the address where they would like the ballot mailed.
The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot online is April 1.
If they don’t have one of the items for online registration, or prefer a printed form, registered voters can also select a ballot application to send by U.S. mail to obtain a mail-in ballot. Voters will be required to print and sign the ballot application before mailing it to the Kane County Clerk’s office.
Voters can also call the Kane County Clerk’s Election Office at 630-232-5990 to request a mail-in ballot.
How does mail-in voting work?
Once a registered voter’s application has been processed, the voter will receive a mail-in ballot. Voters can mail the ballot back to the Kane County Clerk’s office.
The ballot must be completed and either returned or postmarked no later than April 6.
Voters can call the Kane County Clerk’s Office at 630-232-5990 if they did not receive their mail-in ballot. They can visit the Kane County Election FAQ webpage if they have more questions.