(MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS only -
SEE THIS PAGE.)
Absentee voting is the process of casting a ballot prior
to Election Day.
Who can vote by absentee ballot?
Registered voters in the City
of Bloomington are eligible to cast an absentee ballot by applying for absentee
ballot as described below.
How do I get an absentee
a ballot can be issued, a voter must submit an Application for Absentee Ballot** in person or by mail. 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 back to the voter.
How do I get an
application for absentee ballot?
Call the Board of
Elections to be sent an Application for Absentee Ballot preprinted with your
voter information. OR
Print a blank application
form below**, complete, and mail to our office. OR
Come to our office and
complete an application. The ballot will be mailed when it is available
about a month before the election.
Are there alternatives to
Voters should check the Early Voting dates to see if that could be an
option for them. The early voting schedule is available on the home page, or
our office at 309-888-5136.
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 until the end of office hours 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 postmarked
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
to the Board of Elections office only before the close of polls on election day. 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:
The Board of Election Commissioners
115 E. Washington St., Room 403
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone (309) 888-5136
Registered voters who live within the corporate city limits of Bloomington,
Illinois ONLY mail the form to us. OR call 309-888-5136 to get a
preprinted absentee application by mail.
Others should contact their local election authorities. McLean County
voters who live outside the city limits of Bloomington, contact the
McLean County Clerk's office 309-888-5190.
APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE VOTER'S BALLOT
PRINTABLE, click here. Fill out and mail to Board of Election Commissioners,
115 E. Washington St., Room 403, PO Box 2400, Bloomington, IL 61702