WHO MAY VOTE ABSENTEE:
Absentee voting no longer requires a reason.
If you are a qualified voter, you may vote absentee. (A qualified
voter is registered from the address of current residence with the
name currently used):
VOTING IN PERSON: Registered voters may vote
in person beginning March 13, 2013, for the Consolidated Election.
The last day to vote absentee in person is the day before the
election, April 8, 2013.
VOTING BY MAIL:
To absentee vote by mail:
- Call the Election Office at (815) 987-5750
- Email: email@example.com
- Write to: 301 S 6th Street Rockford, IL 61104
- Click here to print an absentee
ballot application. Complete, sign and mail the application
to the above address.
Ballots will be mailed March 13, 2013, or as the application is
received in the office of the Board of Elections.
Persons who register to vote by mail are required to show or mail
a copy of ID with current name and address the first time they vote
in the jurisdiction.
A registered voter, may request an application for an absentee
ballot by mail not less than 5 days prior to the date of the
election. Upon receipt of the completed and signed application in
the office of the election authority, a ballot will be mailed to
the address requested. Sufficient time must be allowed for the
voter to receive, sign and return the application no later than the
Thursday before the election (April 4, 2013). The
ballot must be received, voted and postmarked for return to the
Board of Elections no later than Midnight the day before the
election (April 8, 2013). All ballots postmarked by Midnight,
April 8, 2013, will be counted if received within 14 days of the
Hospitalized - March 26, 2013 - April 9,
There are provisions for persons hospitalized from March 26, 2013,
through April 9, 2013, to vote an absentee ballot, if a relative or
licensed messenger service is available to hand carry the
application from the Election Office to the voter and back to the
office; where the ballot is picked up, delivered to the voter and
returned to the Election Office.
Please call the Rockford Board of Elections at (815) 987-5750