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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Early Voting Begins at DuPage County Fairgrounds on Feb. 25th

DuPage County voters can cast their ballots in the 2021 Consolidated Election beginning Thursday, Feb. 25th 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 6th Consolidated Election.

Early Voting starting tomorrow 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, Mar. 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:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Feb. 25 – Mar. 19)

Saturdays:   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Feb. 27 – Mar. 20)

Weekdays:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 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:

https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Voting/EarlyVoting/

The first batch of mail ballots will be sent out on Feb. 25th. 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:

https://www.dupageco.org/Election/VoteByMail/

Voters choosing to vote by mail also have the option of tracking their ballot by signing up online:

https://dupage.ballottrax.net/voter/