Yard Signs are in!
Yard Signs are in!
Show your support for Brad by displaying a yard sign. To request yours, fill out your information at this link https://repbradstephens.com/get-involved/ or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (if you previously sent a request, no need to re-apply, deliveries are already in process).
This election is going to be a true team and community effort to ensure we keep Brad as our voice in Springfield. In addition to displaying a yard sign, please consider joining our phone bank, going door-to-door (all with appropriate Covid-19 precautions), or signing up for our Friends and Family program where you can send your neighbors or friends in the district a note about why you support Brad. To learn more about these programs, visit https://repbradstephens.com/get-involved/ and our team will get you
We are fortunate to live in a state that provides a lot of voting options. As you know, this election will be like no other. Now is the time to plan ahead to ensure that your vote counts.
Any registered voter can vote by mail. You do not need a reason.
Registered voters who have voted in one of the last three elections or those who have newly registered should have received in the mail an application to vote by mail. If you would like to request a mail-in ballot online (or to print off a mail-in ballot application), you can do so via the County Clerk’s website (for suburban residents) or via the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners (for city residents).
If you apply for a ballot online, you will be notified when your application has been received, as well as when your ballot has been sent and received, as well as if there are any problems regarding your ballot.
Return your ballot as soon as possible.
If you receive a ballot by mail but decide you want to early vote or vote on Election Day in person, you must bring your mail-in ballot with you to the polling place so it can be voided. Otherwise you will have to fill out a provisional ballot (after completing a provisional affidavit), which may or may not be counted after the election. To learn more about provisional ballot, visit the election authority websites above.
Mail-in ballots will be sent no earlier than September 24.
In-person early vote runs from October 19 – November 2.
CITY OF CHICAGO RESIDENTS
Do you need to register to vote, file a name change, or file an address change? You can find everything you need to know here.
Qualifications to register to vote You must:
- be a U.S. citizen, and
- be born on or before November 3, 2002, and
- live in your precinct at least thirty days before the election, and
- not claim the right to vote elsewhere; and
- not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. (Note: Ex-convicts who have been released from prison/jail and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois. Ex-convicts who have been released and are on parole/probation ARE eligible to register and vote in Illinois.)
A complete list of early voting sites in Chicago will be available here in September.
SECURE DROP BOXES FOR CHICAGO BALLOTS
The signed and sealed ballot return envelope can be returned:
- through the U.S. Postal Service or licensed couriers such as FedEx or UPS, or
- by personal delivery to the Election Board at 69 W. Washington, Sixth Floor, or
- starting in mid-October, at any secured drop box, which will be available at every early voting site in Chicago. Especially in the· two weeks before Election Day, Chicago voters are encouraged to use a secured drop box at any Chicago early voting site to return the signed and sealed ballot return envelope.
Once a mail ballot has been returned to the Board of Elections, it cannot be retrieved or withdrawn. The same voter cannot vote in person in the polling place on Election Day unless he or she brings the mail ballot (or a portion of it) to the election judges OR completes an affidavit stating the mail ballot was never received by the voter or that it was received and lost.
Any mail ballot that is postmarked Wednesday, November 4, or later cannot be counted, by law. If a ballot envelope is placed in a post office mailbox on or near Election Day, that envelope may be postmarked late and will not be eligible to be counted.
SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY RESIDENTS
REGISTER TO VOTE
Registering to vote has never been easier or more convenient. You can register online, in person, or you can download registration forms and register through the mail. Please make sure to check the specific deadline for the form you select as dates differ depending on the method of registration.
For the various ways and locations where you can register to vote in suburban Cook County, look here.
EARLY VOTING EQUIPMENT
Early voting is conducted on touch screens that store every ballot style in the county, permitting any voter in suburban Cook County to vote at any suburban Cook location. Your ballot will remain secret and securely stored.
YOUR VOTER INFORMATION
Click here to:
- Check your registration status
- See what is on your upcoming ballot
- Find your early voting site (complete list available mid-September)
- Identify your elected officials
- Determine the status of your ballot
SECURE DROP BOXES FOR SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY BALLOTS
Mail ballots will be mailed out to all Cook County voters who apply to receive a mail ballot beginning September 24, 2020. There will be a postage-paid return envelope for voters who wish to mail back their ballot. Voters are urged to complete and mail their ballot back as early as possible once they receive it.
The Cook County Clerk’s Office will have secure drop boxes around Cook County for those who do not want to worry about potential post office delivery issues.
More than fifty drop boxes will be located at early voting sites spread throughout Cook County where voters can drop off their completed mail ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends.
Mail ballots will be collected on a daily basis and will be time stamped. Voters who applied for their mail ballot online will receive an email at the time their mail ballot is sent to them, as well as an email notifying them when the completed ballot has been received back from the voter.
Drop boxes for mail ballots will be available beginning October 9 at 69 West Washington St. in Chicago as well as at the regional courthouses in suburban Cook County located in Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Maywood, Bridgeview, and Markham. Drop boxes will be available at the remaining early voting sites beginning October 19.
Confirmed drop box locations in suburban Cook County, near our area (as of now–more may be added):
Des Plaines Public Library
Niles Village Hall
Norridge Village Hall
Elmwood Park Village Hall