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April 2017 Spring General Election
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.
TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING AND PROVIDE A PHOTO ID.
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the election. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.
Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk.
You can also personally go to the clerk’s office, or other specified location, to complete a written application and/or to vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.
THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 P.M., ON THE FIFTH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017. (MILITARY ELECTORS SHOULD CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK REGARDING THE DEADLINES FOR REQUESTING OR SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT).
STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK’S OFFICE MUST BEGIN ABSENTEE VOTING ON MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017; HOWEVER, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL CLERK’S OFFICE FOR YOUR MUNICIPALITY’S SCHEDULED DATES AND TIMES FOR IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING. THE LAST DAY AND TIME TO VOTE IN-PERSON ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS THE FRIDAY PRIOR TO THE ELECTION ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 5 P.M.
THE MUNICIPAL CLERK WILL DELIVER VOTED BALLOTS RETURNED ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY TO THE PROPER POLLING PLACE OR COUNTING LOCATION BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017. ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE WILL NOT BE COUNTED!
VILLAGE CLERK’S OFFICE HOURS FOR ABSENTEE VOTING:
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY 8:00AM-4:00PM
FRIDAY: 8:00AM-1:00PM (OPEN UNTIL 5:00PM on MARCH 30th ONLY)