Early voting begins at Will County Clerk’s office in downtown Joliet

Residents can vote early in person or request a mail-in ballot

Early voting for the municipal election has begun in Will County.

Residents wishing to vote early and in person can do so at the Will County Clerk’s Office, located at 302 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. during the week through April 6, according to a news release.

Starting in late March, early voting hours will expand to include weekends and early evening hours.

Election Day is April 6. Several city, village, township, school and library board positions in Will County are up for election in this cycle.

Also, starting on March 22, residents will be able to vote early and in person at 21 satellite locations scattered throughout Will County.

“My goal is to provide our registered voters with as many options as possible to cast their ballots and to participate in our local elections,” Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry said in the release.

Voters can also submit an application for a mail-in ballot to be sent to them through April 1. Applications can be completed online at the Will County Clerk’s website thewillcountyclerk.com by clicking on the Vote By Mail tab.

Residents can also request vote by mail applications by email at votebymail@willcountyillinois.com or by calling the clerk’s office at 815-740-4615.

Applications must be completed and submitted before a mail-in ballot can be sent to a voter’s home or secondary residence.

For more information, including a complete list of early voting locations and hours, visit thewillcountyclerk.com.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.