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Letter: League of Women Voters urges use of vote by mail option

To help voters prepare for the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election, the League of Women Voters of Homewood-Flossmoor Area is encouraging all registered voters to request a vote by mail ballot.

I fully agree with the words of our state League president, Allyson Haut, “We want all registered voters to take advantage of this easy, smart and safe way to cast a ballot. Vote by mail is in use in many states; it is secure, and voter fraud is extremely rare. We hope to empower all to vote safely.”

Go to League of Women Voters of Illinois online tool, illinoisvoterguide.org, to find your appropriate local election authority where you can request a vote by mail ballot electronically (in most cases), or you can download an application and return it to the election authority by U.S. mail. If you need to register to vote or change your address, illinoisvoterguide.org can direct you to the online voter registration site. After registering, you can request a vote by mail ballot!  

Once requested, ballots will be sent out starting Sept. 24, so expect yours in the mail at the end of September or beginning of October. 

A voter should not have to choose between one’s health and casting a ballot.  Your vote is your voice.  Let your voice be heard.  

Thank you
Barbara A. Hayes, president
League of Women Voters H-F Area

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