Yes, you must complete an application to vote by mail. There are two options to apply for a mail ballot.
- If you only want to vote by mail in the upcoming election, you need a single election application. We can start accepting those 90 days before the Election.
- If you want a mail ballot sent to you every election, you need a permanent vote by mail ballot. We can accept those at any time.
You can complete the online application and your application will automatically be emailed to the Election Office.
You can also find more information and a request form that can be printed out at this link.
The first day the Election Office can mail a ballot is 40 days before an Election. Anyone who applied before that date will have their ballot mailed on that date. Anyone who applies after will have their ballot mailed by the next business day until five days before the election, the last day to mail a ballot.
The first day the Election Office can mail a ballot is 40 days before Election Day and ballots will be mailed each business day after that. Please wait 10 days from either the first day ballots can be mailed or the day you applied to call the Election office and a replacement ballot can be mailed to you.
Macoupin County also allows you to track your ballot and sign up for text and email notifications of your ballot’s status online. Visit our ‘Check My Ballot’ page for more information or to sign up.
Your ballot must be postmarked no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day in order to be counted. You may also drop off your ballot at the Election office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots postmarked by Election Day but received after will be counted for up to 14 days after. To ensure your ballot is counted, mail it back as soon as you can after voting.
Yes, your ballot will still be counted. The secrecy envelope is made available to help you ensure the privacy of your vote. Just make sure your certification card is signed.
No, ballot envelopes are barcoded to the individual voter. Upon return, only one ballot from any voter is accepted — the first one in. Others are rejected, and if criminal intent is suspected, the voter could be prosecuted. Ballots in an envelope with no barcode are rejected.
There have been a lot of stories about vote by mail the last few years. We put together some common myths and facts about vote by mail here in Macoupin. You can see those facts by vesting the Vote by Mail: Facts vs Myths page.