MARION – Williamson County County Clerk Amanda Barnes said Tuesday starting next month, her office will be mailing to each registered voter an application for a Vote by Mail ballot.
Barnes said recent state legislation gives Illinois voters the ability to choose to automatically receive mail-in ballots for all future elections with a single application, rather than having to request a mail-in ballot before each election.
Barnes said as a local election authority, her office is mandated by the state to notify residents of the new option to request placement on the Permanent Vote by Mail List.
According to Barnes, choosing to “Vote by Mail” and/or choosing to be placed on the “Permanent Vote by Mail List” are simply options offered to you. The normal polling places will be open for the General Election on Nov. 8, 2022 and for future elections.
If someone seeks to cast a ballot in person at their local polling location or prefer early voting in the Williamson County Clerk’s Office, Barnes said the options will still be available and they can disregard the letter that will be mailed in September.
For more information, call the Williamson County County Clerk’s office at 618-998-2112.