This page provides information regarding COVID-19 and how it will affect elections in the City of Bloomington. The Bloomington Election Commission will follow all guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the State Board of Elections (SBE) in operating our elections.
What safety measures will be implemented at the polls?
-Tape marks for social distancing
-Periodic cleaning of equipment
How will Vote By Mail be different?
On June 16, 2020, Gov. Pritzker signed SB1863, which changes how Vote by Mail ballot applications are to be sent out to voters for the upcoming November 3rd, 2020 General Election. This legislation requires that a Vote by Mail ballot application must be sent to any voter that voted in the 2020 March Primary, 2019 Consolidated, or 2018 General elections. The Bloomington Election Commission has decided to mail a Vote by Mail ballot application to every active voter in the City of Bloomington by August 1, 2020, due to time and technology constraints. If you are an active voter in the City of Bloomington, you do not have to request a Vote by Mail ballot application for the November 2020 General Election, one will automatically be sent to you. If you have any questions about Voting by Mail or how SB1863 will affect the November 2020 General Election or the Bloomington Election Commission, please call our office at 309-888-5136.