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Vote By Mail






Voting by mail for the upcoming November 3, 2020 General Election will be offered in the Henry County Clerk’s Office in Cambridge, Illinois.  For the first time, in 2020 an application for a vote by mail ballot can be submitted by email, as well as by mail, or in person.  Voters can submit their application beginning on June 16, 2020 per P.A. 642.  This has been expanded only for the 2020 General Election. 

The first day for the election authority to mail an official ballot to the voter upon request is September 24, 2020.  The last day for the election authority to receive applications by mail from a registered voter is Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Anyone wanting to vote by mail may contact the Henry County Clerk's Office between the hours of 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday by calling (309) 937-3575, email, or clicking the link below.



Vote By Mail Application 

Notice to Voters:


Due to COVID-19, all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day on November 3, 2020 either by mail or during early voting.  Voting by mail is an easy option for voters, and you can request a vote by mail ballot through email, mail, in person, or print one from our website,


Step 1:  Complete an Application for a Vote by Mail Ballot

Pursuant to Public Act 101-0642 an application for vote by mail is enclosed for your convenience.  Your ballot can be mailed to the address where you are registered, or a specific address you specify on your application.


Step 2:  Submit Your Application for Ballot to Your Election Authority

Your application must be submitted by one of the following methods:

  1.  Mail delivery or in-person delivery to Henry County at:

Henry County Clerk/Recorder
307 W. Center St
Cambridge,  IL  61238

  1.  Send a scanned copy of the application to
  2.  Print application for a vote by mail ballot from the following URL:

Applications for Vote by Mail Ballots must be received by October 29, 2020, if sent through the mail.


Step 3:  Receive Your Ballot in the Mail

For voters who return their applications early, ballots will be mailed out starting September 24, 2020.


For applications received after voting by mail has started on September 24, 2020, the ballots will be mailed within two business days after our office receives the application.  If you do not receive your ballot or if you have questions, you may contact our office at (309)937-3575 or by email to


Step 4:  Vote and Return Your Ballot

Your ballot may be returned to the election authority by mail, or delivered in person.  In person delivery can be by either the voter or by any person authorized by the voter.  If delivered, the ballot must be received by the election authority prior to the polls closing (7:00p.m.) on Election Day, November 3, 2020.  If mailed, the ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.

Election Authority

Barbara M. Link, Henry County Clerk/Recorder & Election Authority

Phone:  309-937-3575
Fax:   309-937-2796

307 West Center Street
Cambridge, IL 61238

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday