Early voting at DuPage County Fairgrounds starts Thursday

DuPage County voters can start to cast their ballots in the 2021 consolidated election on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, Building 5, 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton.

Doors to voting at the Fairgrounds will open at 8 a.m. Thursday – 40 days before the April 6 consolidated election.

Early voting at the fairgrounds, formerly called “In-Person Absentee”, will be by paper ballot only and will be scanned in the same method as mail ballots. Beginning Monday, March 22nd, additional Early Voting sites offering touchscreen voting will be available throughout DuPage County.

The fairgrounds replaces the County Administration Building Early Voting site in order to accommodate more voters while adhering to coronavirus prevention measures.

“The DuPage County Fairgrounds has been an invaluable partner with our office throughout the pandemic. Thanks to them, voters have a safe place to vote while practicing social distancing,” DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said.

Hours for Paper Ballot Early Voting at the Fairgrounds are:

Weekdays:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Feb. 25 – Mar. 19)

Saturdays:   9 a.m. - Noon (Feb. 27 – Mar. 20)

Weekdays:  8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Mar. 22 – Apr. 5)

Weekends:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Mar. 27 – Apr. 4)

Voters can find a complete guide to all Early Voting locations and dates, as well as information on voting by mail, at the Clerk’s website:


The first batch of mail ballots will be sent out on Feb. 25. Voters may apply for a mail ballot online or call the DuPage County Clerk Election Division at 630-407-5600 to request a mail ballot application: