Avoid the Polls, Request a Ballot By Mail Today

With the brutally cold weather that has arrived with the new year, Lauren Staley-Ferry, candidate for Will County Clerk, wants to remind you that you have many options to avoid potentially nasty weather and or long lines at the polls on Election Day. “The forecasters on television cannot accurately predict the weather more than 48 hours in advance. Why take the chance of having to brave poor conditions in order to exercise your right to vote, when you can do it from the comfort of your home?”

The Will County Clerk’s office has begun accepting requests for Vote by Mail ballots for the March 20, 2018 General Primary Election. The last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot is March 15, 2018. Requests may be made online on the Will County Clerk’s website Here

You may also mail in your request using the printable form available Here

The Clerk’s office will begin mailing requested ballots on February 8. It is the voters responsibility to follow up if a ballot has not been received.

If you would rather not Vote by Mail but prefer an alternative to the lines at the polls on Election Day, you do have other options too. On February 8, early voting begins at the Will County Clerk’s office and several other sites across Will County. To find an early voting location near you visit Here

Will County Clerk candidate Lauren Staley-Ferry said, “Regardless of your preferred method, I hope everyone takes the time to vote in the 2018 Elections. As Will County Clerk, one of my primary goals will be to encourage voter participation. While it’s unlikely that 100% voter turnout is possible, when I am Will County Clerk, my office will strive to get as close to that number as possible.”

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