The next general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Voters must be at least 18-years-old by Election Day.
Fun fact about elections in McLean County - we have two election authorities! If you live in Bloomington, please refer to the City of Bloomington Board of Election Commissioners. If you live in any other part of McLean County, including Normal, your election authority is the McLean County Clerk.
We'll try to answer some commonly asked questions on this page.
If you have any specific questions for the Mclean County Clerk’s office, you can ask here: https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/1449/Ask-an-Election-Question
Register to vote online until 16 days before Election Day. If you have an Illinois driver's license or state ID, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
Register to vote by mail. Your request must be postmarked 28 days before Election Day. Learn more: https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10755/votebymail-pamphlet?bidId=
Register to vote in person until 28 days before Election Day at the McLean County Clerk's Office, an Illinois Secretary of State's driver’s license facility, or through a deputy registrar.
Grace Period Registration starts 27 days before Election Day and ends on Election Day. During Grace Period Registration you can register and vote at your local election's office. Visit the McLean County Clerk’s Voter Registration page for more details.
Find answers to many of your voting-related questions online at the McLean County Clerk voter registration and instruction page.
- What is my registration status?
- What is on my upcoming ballot?
- Where is my polling place?
- Where is my early voting site?
- Who are my elected officials?
- What is my mail ballot status?
The League of Women Voters of McLean County has also prepared helpful voter information.
See a list of early voting locations and hours. Any registered voter in McLean County may vote early at any other designated early voting location.
Early voting information for Bloomington residents is a bit different, so be sure to check the Bloomington Election Commission.
Voting By Mail
Registered McLean County voters may request a mail ballot using this online application. Once registration is verified and the application is processed, a paper ballot is mailed to the designated address beginning September 24, 2020.
Bloomington residents - check here for more information.
View & Research Candidates
Learn more about the candidates with these voting guides:
Did You Know?
Voters can bring in newspaper endorsements, printouts, sample ballots, and smartphones. You may not take a selfie or photograph your marked ballot.
August 18, 2020 marked the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women across the country the right to vote. You can learn more about Women's Suffrage from the Digital Public Library of America. The DPLA has recently added a site about Black Women's Suffrage, including speeches, photographs, oral histories, and much more.