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Grundy County Clerk releases ‘Vote by Mail’ information

Ballots can be mailed Sept. 27

The Grundy County Clerk’s office is accepting applications for Vote by Mail ballots for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election.

Any eligible Grundy County registered voter may request a vote by mail ballot. A ballot cannot be mailed before an official request is received in the Clerk’s Office.

Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson said voters who wish to cast a “Vote by Mail” ballot in the upcoming
Nov. 6 election can call the County Clerk’s Office at 815-941-3222 to obtain the necessary application; can find the application under “Election Information” on the Grundy County website at www.grundyco.org; or email elections@grundyco.org.

The first day the Clerk’s Office can send a ballot by mail is Sept. 27.

“No excuse is needed to vote by mail, and voters are encouraged to apply as early as possible to make sure they receive their ballot in time to vote,” Olson said in a news release.

Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received at the Grundy County Clerk’s Office within 14 days after Election Day.

The last day a ballot may be mailed, is Nov. 1.

Ballot integrity

Unless voters require assistance, do not allow anyone else to mark
ballots for them; do not let anyone force or coerce voters into voting for any candidate; and do not let anyone – other than a close relative or authorized messenger – mail, deliver or handle the ballot.

Making a false statement to obtain a mail ballot or soliciting someone to do so is considered
voter fraud, a criminal offense
punishable by up to five years in prison.

Voters with questions or wanting more information should contact the Grundy County Clerk at elections@grundyco.org or call the Clerk’s Office at 815-941-3222.

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