Voting by Mail in the April 2 Election

HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL in the April 2, 2019 Springfield Municipal Election

  • Registered voters can apply for a VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT between January 2nd and March 28th.
  • Ballots will be mailed out to voters starting February 21st.
  • To be counted, your VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT must be postmarked no later than April 2nd and received by the Sangamon County Election Office before April 26th.

Step 1: Complete an APPLICATION FOR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT

Mail your completed ballot to:

Sangamon County Election Office, 200 S. Ninth Street, Room 105, Springfield, IL 62701.

Your ballot will be mailed out to you after February 21st.

Step 2: CAST YOUR VOTE

Take note of the precinct information printed in the top right corner of your ballot and verify you have received the correct ballot for the WARD 8 precinct in which you reside. (This information can be found on your voter I.D. card, or you can click here to Locate your Precinct )

MARK your BALLOT:

  • Select the candidate(s) of your choice.
  • On the left opposite the name of each candidate is an oval.
  • Using a BLACK INK PEN, completely darken the oval corresponding to the candidate(s) of your choice.

Any mark placed upon a ballot anywhere (including the designated voting area), which serves to identify and therefore distinguish it from other ballots, shall not be counted. A letter of the alphabet, an “X”, a check mark or other symbol are examples of an identifying mark. (In other words – ONLY darken the oval – DO NOT make any other marks on the ballot)

You cannot erase or cross out a selection you have made. If you spoil (make a mistake), return it to the Election Office and request a new ballot.

STEP 3:

  • Place ONLY your completed ballot within the PRIVACY SLEEVE FOR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT. Important – Do not fold your ballot.

STEP 4:

  • Complete all applicable information and sign the CERTIFICATION ENVELOPE before inserting the ballot (which has been enclosed in the privacy sleeve) and seal within the RETURN MAILING ENVELOPE.

STEP 5:

  • Affix Postage amounting to a $1.42 to the RETURN MAILING ENVELOPE and be sure to complete return address information.
  • Mail RETURN MAILING ENVELOPE to Sangamon County Election Office.