To finish the job of ruining democracy and our country, Donald Trump just has to confuse enough people about mail-in ballots and make enough people doubt that November's election will be fair. We Can Stop Him. Each one of us has an obligation to fight back against Trump's lies. Stand up for our nation and spread confidence in our democracy! Two minutes to protect your vote: Make sure your mail ballot application is already filed with the Cook County Clerk. With USPS facing cutbacks, filling out the ballot online will ensure you get your ballot. Apply for a mail-in ballot online here. You will receive an email notification that your application is received, and you will get an email when the
ballot is mailed out, and an email when your ballot is processed by the County Clerk's Office.
The Cook County Clerk will be mailing out the first batch of ballots on Sept. 24. Once you get your ballot, fill it out completely -- Vote Blue All the Way Through! Make sure you follow the instructions on the envelope. Sign the envelope! Seal the envelope! To avoid having your ballot get lost in the mail, drop it off at lockboxes located at Early Voting sites. These lockboxes are secure, and the ballots will be removed every day of Early Voting and processed by the Clerk's office. Early Voting starts Oct. 19.
Many thanks to Cook County Clerk Karen Yarborough and County Clerk election supervisor Jim Nally for presenting at GPAD's Aug. 6 Town Hall the facts about voting in this election. They give us confidence that every vote in Cook County will be counted!