For the April 4 consolidated election, voters may request a vote-by-mail ballot by calling the Carroll County Clerk’s office at 815-244-0221 or emailing

If you have applied to be added to the permanent vote-by-mail list, your ballot will be automatically sent to you. In both instances, ballots will not be mailed prior to Feb. 23.

If voters are returning their vote-by-mail application by mail, it must be received in the county clerk’s office by Thursday, March 30, as this is the last day a ballot may be sent via United States Postal Service.

Early voting by personal appearance in the clerk’s office is another option for registered voters. Anyone may vote in the clerk’s office in the Carroll County Courthouse weekdays, Thursday, Feb. 23, through Monday, April 3, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m.-noon.

Individuals not currently registered to vote or who need to make a change of name or address may do so through Tuesday, March 7, at the clerk’s office.

State law does not allow grace period registration and the transfer of registration from Wednesday, March 8. through Tuesday, April 4.

Grace period registration is conducted only in the clerk’s office and requires the individual to vote at the time of registration. Be prepared to show two forms of identification, with at least one having the voter’s current address.

Any early or grace period vote cast at the clerk’s office is final and the voter is not eligible to vote at the polls on election day.

Voting assistance will be available on election day at all polling places in Carroll County for voters who are either temporarily or permanently physically incapacitated or over the age of 65. Voting assistance may be given inside the polling place by someone who accompanies t he voter or by an election judge of each political party.

For those unable to physically enter the poll location, curbside voting is available. Call the clerk’s office at 815-244-0221 no later than Monday, April 3, to make curbside voting arrangements.

For more information on registering to vote, voting assistance or early voting, call 815-244-0221, email, or inquire in the county clerk’s office at the Carroll County Courthouse in Mount Carroll.