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The Grundy County Clerk's Office is advising the public about letters they may be receiving from the Illinois Secretary of State's office about voting by mail.

Over the past few days, many Grundy County voters have received a letter from Secretary of State Jesse White’s office alerting them that they have not yet applied for a Vote by Mail ballot, and that they should contact the Clerk’s office to complete their application.

The letters are part of the mandate of SB 1863, the election bill passed by the state legislature in May, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It requires election authorities to send a vote by mail application to registered voters.

The Clerk's Office says the letter sent from the SOS does not accurately reflect the current status of Vote by Mail applications the Clerk’s office has received from Grundy County voters.

Many voters who have applied for mail ballots, as well as voters who have no interest in voting by mail, have received these letters.  Ballots will be sent to voters who have requested them beginning September 24th .

Grundy voters who do not wish to vote by mail may vote in-person by early voting at the Grundy County Courthouse, beginning Sept. 24h, or by voting on Election Day, Nov. 3rd in your polling places.