DeKalb County Clerk
Important Information and Dates
November 3, 2020 General Election Important Information and Dates to Remember:
  • Completed Vote by Mail applications may be mailed, delivered in person to our office or emailed to:
  • Election Day Voting and Early Voting will still be available.
  • The Election Day polling places and Early Voting sites will be following the IDPH Guidelines.
  • Vote by Mail Ballots must be placed and SEALED in the supplied Certification Statement Envelope. The CERTIFICATION STATEMENT MUST BE SIGNED BY THE VOTER IN ORDER FOR THE  BALLOT TO BE COUNTED.
  • Voters may return completed Vote by Mail ballots, in person, at the DeKalb County Administration Building, 110 E Sycamore St, Sycamore. Ballot deposit box is in the lobby on the 1st floor.
  • To check the status of your Vote by Mail application or ballot, you may call 815-895-7147.
  • If you receive a vote by mail ballot and then decide to vote at an Early Voting site or on Election Day at your Polling Place, you will be required to surrender your vote by mail ballot at that time.
  • To register to vote online, use the Paperless Online process at:

  Important Dates:

  • 10/07/2020 Grace Period Registration /Voting begins. 
  • 10/19/2020 Early Voting begins at Satellite Sites (list of sites, days & times available on our website).
  • 10/29/2020 Last day for Election Authority to receive application, by mail or email, for a Vote by Mail ballot.
  • 10/29/2020 Last day Election Authority may mail out a Vote by Mail ballot to those who have applied.
  • 11/02/2020 Last Day of Early Voting.
  • 11/03/2020 ELECTION DAY!
  • 11/03/2020 Last day, for a ballot mailed by voter and “postmarked”, to be counted for this election.