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Guidelines for Vote by Mail for Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Clerk’s Office reminds voters who wish to vote by mail for the Tuesday, March 19 th , 2024 General Primary Election that they may apply for a ballot from that office. To vote by mail, voters may go to the County Clerk’s page of the county website at and download, complete and sign the Vote By Mail Ballot Application form and mail it to the County Clerk’s Office. Voters may also call the County Clerk’s Office at 217-532-9530 during business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (excluding holidays) to receive a Vote By Mail Ballot Application. All Vote By Mail Ballot Applications must be received at the County Clerk’s office by Thursday, March 14 th , 2024 in order to receive a mailed ballot. To be counted, Vote By Mail ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day (March 19 th , 2024) and received within 14 days after Election Day. Voters may also return their Vote By Mail ballot by placing it in the secure outdoor Ballot Drop Box located on the north side of the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro, or they may return it to the County Clerk’s Office in person. Anyone needing further information about the upcoming election is encouraged to visit the county website or contact the County Clerk/Recorder’s Office at the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro in person, by phone at (217) 532-9530, or by email at