Early Voting

voteAny qualified voter may vote by mail. Applications for vote by mail ballots may be obtained from the County Clerk not more than 90 nor less than 5 days prior to said Election Day if made by mail, and not less than one day if made by personal application.

Early Voting
Early voting will be conducted at the office of the County Clerk at 189 E. Court St., Kankakee.

EARLY VOTING Office dates and hours are:

Monday — Friday May 19th – June 27th 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

 
Additional Early Voting hours at this location are:

Saturday, June 18th 8:30 A.M. – noon
Monday, June 20th-Monday, June 27th 4:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.
Saturday, June 25th 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 26th 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 p.m.
Early voting will also be available at the Leo Hassett Community Building, 211 N Main St, Manteno

Wednesday, June 8th-Friday, June 10th noon – 6 P.M.
Saturday, June 11th 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.
Early voting will also be available at the Bourbonnais Municipal Community Building, 700 Main St NW, Bourbonnais

Monday, June 13th-Friday, June 17th noon – 6 P.M.
Saturday, June 18th 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

Any qualified voter may vote early. The law prohibits a person who voted during the early voting period from voting at the polls on Election Day. The votes cast during the early voting time period will not be counted until after the polls close on Election Day.

For more information about early voting contact the County Clerk’s office at 937-2990.

Military/Overseas Absentees?
Members of the Military and their dependents and U.S. citizens of the United States temporarily residing outside the U.S. may submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to receive an absentee ballot.

A Military voter is defined as: Anyone serving in the Uniformed Services which are defined as the U.S. Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, and U.S. Government employees serving outside the U.S.

The FPCA form can also be obtained from your Commanding Officer, U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  • Click HERE to download the FEDERAL POST CARD APPLICATION (FPCA).
  • Complete the FPCA form.
  • Provide the complete street address of your Illinois voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient.
  • The state of Illinois does not allow you to receive or return the absentee ballot electronically. Please include a current mailing address.
  • If you do not list a party affiliation, you will not receive an absentee ballot for primary elections.
  • You must sign and date the FPCA. Witness/Notary is not required by Illinois.

Send completed form to:

KANKAKEE COUNTY CLERK
189 E. COURT STREET
KANKAKEE, IL 60901
OR
BY FAX TO (815) 939-8831

Additional information is available at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s website, www.fvap.gov