Early voting allows voters to cast a full ballot before the observed election day.
Although voters can still go to their polling place on Election Day, this is intended to make voting easier for everyone. This cuts down on lines at the polling place as well as allowing voters to vote when it fits their schedule.
The period for early voting by personal appearance begins on the 40th day preceding an election, on September 27, 2018, ONLY at THE KANE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE, and extends through the end of the day before election day.
Early voting at early permanent polling places and other early voting locations, begins on the 15th day preceding an election, on October 22, 2018, and extends through the end of day before election day. You may go to any one of these locations to vote early. Early voting is NOT conducted at your usual polling place. Polling places will only be open for voting on the observed Election Day.
The ballot is the same whether voting absentee, early or at the polling place on election day.