I’ve just finished a very pleasant voting experience; I voted by mail. With a cup of coffee at my elbow, and recommendations from the Illinois Bar Association and the Chicago Tribune, I voted in the comfort of my own kitchen. About a week ago I had sent in an application for a ballot, and it appear yesterday in the mail. If you like, you can apply online by going to mailvoting.cookcountyclerk.com. 

To complete the online application you will need the following: your driver’s license or state ID number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, the address where you would like your ballot mailed, and an email address. If you do not have one of these items, you may download, print, and sign a mail ballot application and send it to the Cook County Clerk’s Office. If your computer skills are shaky, I’m sure that any friendly librarian will be glad to help you.

In return, you will receive a large envelope that includes the ballot and a lot of directions. The Clerk’s Office will also send a stamped self-addressed envelope, which you will use to return your ballot. I suspect I received such quick service because I applied so early. I suggest you do the same.

Al Popowits

River Forest

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