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Voter Information:


Information from the DeKalb County Clerk’s Website


***Election Day Voting and Early Voting will still be available.  If you receive a vote by mail ballot and then decide to vote on Election Day at your Polling Place, you will be required to surrender your vote by mail ballot at your Polling Place, in order to vote.

Due to Public Act 101-0642 being effective immediately, DeKalb County will be mailing out Vote by Mail Applications to all active registered voters.  You should receive your application by August 1, 2020.
If you do not receive your application by August 15th…. you may use the following pdf fillable application:    Vote By Mail Application

To use this form as a fillable document, that you can attach to an email, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser by using Adobe Reader to open the form (Google Chrome does not support the saved/fillable capabilities of Adobe pdf)  OR  you may print out the form and fill in the required information to email or mail to our office:

DeKalb County Clerk/Elections
110 E. Sycamore St.
Sycamore, Il  60178 

Please Note:

  • You may complete the above application and return it through personal delivery, mail or email by no later than October 29th.
  • Upon completion of the application AND receipt by our office, your ballot will be mailed to you beginning September 24th through October 29th.
  • You will receive your ballot at your registered address or the mailing address which you designated.
  • Your voted BALLOT must be returned to our office, either in person or by mail postmarked no later than election day.
  • Your voted ballot MUST be sealed in its given Certification Statement envelope and your signature MUST be on the Certification Statement.
  • If you do not receive your requested ballot, wish to confirm receipt of your returned ballot,  or if you have any questions, please contact our office at 815-895-7147 or by email: 


Please Note: This application must be received at least 5 days prior to any election and all returned Ballots must be postmarked on for before Election Day and received by the DeKalb County no later than 14 days after the Election.

Voting By Mail Instructions

Upon receipt of the mailed ballot packet, follow all the instructions on how to vote and return the ballot.

Make sure that the Certification Envelope is filled out completely, including your signature, and seal your voted ballot in this envelope.

Vote by Mail ballots must all be either hand delivered or mailed to the County Clerk’s Office.

If the ballot is being hand delivered to the County Clerk’s Office by someone other than the voter, an Affidavit of Delivery must be completed and signed by both the voter and person delivering the ballot. This affidavit is printed on the back of the Return Envelope.

Ballots that are being returned by mail must be postmarked by election day and received within 14 days after the election.

Voted ballots personally delivered to the County Clerk’s Office must be received no later than Election Day before 7:00 p.m.

If the voter receives assistance in voting their Mail Ballot, the name and address of the individual giving the assistance must be placed on the Ballot Certification Envelope.




Registered voters can choose from ONE of three ways to vote: Vote by Mail, Early or at their polling place on Election Day.  Due to COVID-19, all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day, either by mail or during early voting.  To register or update your name or address scroll down to view your options.  To check your registration, click here.  When entering in your information, use your registered name.  If you have any questions regarding the election please email us at or call us at 815-544-3103. 
Vote By Mail :
Applications to Vote by Mail are now being accepted for the November 3, 2020 General Election.  Applications must be received by NOON on Thursday, October 29th, 2020.  Ballots will be mailed out starting September 24, 2020.  Applications may be submitted via mail, in person, email, fax or online.   
Click Here for the Vote By Mail Application
If submitting via mail or in person: Boone County Clerk
                                                                1212 Logan Ave, Suite 103
                                                                Belvidere, IL 61008
If submitting via email:
If submitting by fax:  815-547-8701 
If submitting online:
Need to check the status of your Vote By Mail Application/Ballot?  CLICK HERE
Military & Overseas Voters:  If you are a member of the U.S. armed forces, a dependent or an Illinois resident abroad there are provisions in place to assist you in receiving a ballot.  Please view the documents below or create an account on the MOVE website.
Military & Overseas Voter Guidelines
Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
Early Voting:
Early Voting will begin on September 24, 2020 and end on Monday, November 2, 2020.  Early voting is conducted at the Boone County Clerk's Office located at 1212 Logan Ave, Suite 103, Belvidere, IL 61008.  Hours for Early Voting are Monday - Friday, 8:30am  - 5:00pm and Saturday, October 31 from 9:00am to Noon.
Election Day Voting:
If opting to vote on Election Day on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, you will go to your assigned polling location.  Polls will be open from 6:00am to 7:00pm.  Your polling location is on your Voter Registration Card or you may click here to check your registration.  When entering in your information be sure to use your registered name.




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