Military/Overseas Voters

 

Returning your Ballot

Once you have finished marking your selections, your marked ballot will be displayed on the screen.

1. Click the Print button to print your ballot and ballot certification.
2. Sign the ballot certification according to the printed instructions.
3. Place your voted ballot inside a small envelope and mark that small envelope "BALLOT ENVELOPE".
4. Place your small ballot envelope and the completed ballot certification inside a larger envelope.
5. Also print out and sign your ballot certification. 6. Also print out the label for mailing your ballot. 7. Sign the ballot certification according to the printed instructions. 8. Place your voted ballot inside a small envelope and mark that small envelope "BALLOT ENVELOPE". 9. Place your small ballot envelope and the completed ballot certification inside a larger envelope. 10. Use the sample ballot return label on the outside of the larger envelope and mail all documents to the Chicago Board of Elections. Voted ballots must be returned by mail, in person, by the spouse, parent, child, brother or sister of the voter, by a licensed motor carrier or submitted to a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate for return to the United States.

(You must include postage to return your ballot and supporting documents. You may avoid postage only if the ballots are returned from a location inside the United States or through a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate, and you adhere the printed sample envelope to the face of your mailing envelope.)

If you use a U.S. Consulate and it offers the ability to date and time stamp your outer envelope, ask to have that date and time stamp performed.

Ballots will be accepted if they are postmarked or certified or have a certification that is dated on or before April 2, 2019 so long as those ballots are received no later than 5 p.m. on April 16, 2019.