Nonpartisan Resources for the Upcoming Presidential Election
When is it?
The next presidential election will be November 3, 2020. You can learn more about the Presidential Election process here.
Register to Vote
The Will County Clerk’s office website provides information about how to register and what you need to get the process started. You can also check to see what precinct you are in and where your polling place is.
You have several options for registering to vote, including:
- Print and Mail by filling out a paper Illinois Voter Registration application (learn more at the Illinois State Board of Elections website)
- In-person at Plainfield Public Library District. We recommend calling ahead to make sure a voter registrar is available at the time you would like to come in: 815-436-6639
- In-person with a Registrar at the Will County Clerk’s office
- Online through the Illinois State Board of Elections application website
Where to Vote?
Find your polling place for Election Day here: www.thewillcountyclerk.com/elections/precinct-lookup
Note: Additional information is available from the Will County Clerk’s Office.
Vote By Mail
September 24, 2020 is the first day Vote By Mail ballots may be mailed from the Will County Clerk’s Office to voters. Voting by mail is an option for any qualified registered voter in Will County to cast their ballot prior to Election Day. Visit the Will County Clerk website for more information on voting by mail and to check the status of a vote by mail ballot.
Vote By mail Q&A pamphlet (via Will County Clerk’s Office)
It was recently announced that the Will County Clerk’s office would be installing several Vote by Mail drop boxes throughout Will County. These locations include:
- Will County Clerk’s Office
302 N. Chicago St., Joliet
The drop box will be under camera surveillance outside the building. Voters may drive up and deposit their ballots at any time.
- Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook
The box will be located inside the library, which is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
- Naperville 95th Street Library
3015 Cedar Glade Dr., Naperville
Located inside the library, which is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
- Plainfield Public Library
15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield
Located inside the library, which is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed Sunday.
- White Oak Library
121 E. Eighth St., Lockport
Located inside the library, which is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
- Wilmington Public Library
201 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington
Located inside the library, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Frankfort Public Library
21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort
Located inside the library, which is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed Sunday.
- Governor State University
1 University Parkway, University Park
Located inside the university’s main building, which will be open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Live Outside of Will County?
Information for voting will come from the county you live in. Visit or call your county clerk’s office for more information, or check out their website.
DuPage County Clerk
630- 407- 5600
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Kendall County Clerk & Recorder
111 W. Fox Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
Grundy County Clerk & Recorder
1320 Union Street
Morris, IL 60450
Check Those Facts
Interested in double-checking facts about candidates? This information is available from a number of resources, including those listed below.
- FactCheck.org (a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center)
- Center for Public Integrity
- Vote Smart