VOTING BY MAIL and IN PERSON
(MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS only -
SEE THIS PAGE.)
Registered voters in the City
of Bloomington are eligible to cast an absentee ballot by mail or in person by applying for absentee
ballot as described below.
Voters should check Early Voting dates
and location schedule on the home page to see if that
is an option for them.
How do I apply for an absentee
Submit an Application for Absentee Ballot as described below. The Board of
Elections office must receive the Application for Absentee Ballot no later
than the Thursday before an election for a ballot to be mailed to the voter.
By law, we cannot mail a ballot after 4:30 p.m. the Thursday before an
Submit request electronically
through this website (beginning 40 days before an election only).
OR call us 309-888-5136 and
we will mail you an Application for Absentee Ballot preprinted with your voter
OR print an application form
below**, complete, and mail to our office.
OR come to our office and
complete an application in person.
The ballot will be mailed when it is available
about a month before the election.
Can I vote absentee in
person instead of by mail?
ballots are available for any election (usually about a month before the
election), absentee voting can be done in person in the office of the Board of
Elections during office hours until closing on the day before any election, including
from 9 a.m. until noon on the Saturday before the election.
How and when will absentee
ballots be counted?
Absentee ballots are counted
by election judges on election day in ballot tabulating equipment just like
ballots at the polls, or on the 14th day after the election if postmarked and
received in proper time. To be counted, absentee ballots must be
before midnight on the day before the election and arrive by mail in the office
within 14 days after the election.
OR returned in person any
time before the close of polls on election day, to the Board of Elections office
Absentee ballots returned late but not
meeting these conditions are not
I am permanently disabled.
Can I vote an absentee ballot in every election?
For further information
about being included on the permanently disabled list of voters for automatic
absentee balloting, contact:
Bloomington Board of Election Commissioners
115 E. Washington St., Room 403
Bloomington, IL 61701
ONLY registered voters who live within the corporate city limits of Bloomington,
Illinois use one of these forms.
OR call 309-888-5136
and we will send a preprinted absentee application by mail.
McLean County voters who live outside the city limits of Bloomington, contact
the McLean County Clerk's office 309-888-5190 or go
Others should contact their local election authorities.
APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE VOTER'S BALLOT
No absentee ballots may be sent
by mail after March 13, 2014. Please call 309-888-5136 for alternate
Submit form electronically (beginning 40
days before an election only - no mailing required.)
Print, fill out by hand, sign
and mail, click here.
to print, sign and mail, click here.
Fill out, sign, and mail to:
Board of Election Commissioners
115 E. Washington St., Room 403
PO Box 2400
Bloomington, IL 61702