Shelby County is encouraging you to vote by mail. Shelby County Clerk Jessica Fox sent out information for voters with information about how they can cast their ballot for the November 3rd election. This year, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that provides safeguards against the spread of coronavirus by increasing voting by mail.
If you are a registered voter in Shelby County you should be receiving an application later this week. Fox is encouraging everyone wishing to vote by mail to get their application in as soon as possible. Ballots will be mailed from September 24th-October 9th and early voting begins on September 24th. Early voting is only available in the Shelby County Clerk’s office.
The deadline to apply for a vote by mail ballot is October 29th. Ballots must be postmarked no later than November 3rd and properly postmarked ballots will be accepted through November 17th.
Fox is also encouraging residents of Shelby County to check their voter registration now to make sure it is correct. If you need to check your status either call the Clerk’s office at 774-4421 or at the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
You can also request ballots online at il.shelby.ballotrequest.net.