On Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 PM, Rep. Steve Reick will be partnering with McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio for a Facebook Live event that will focus on issues related to mail-in voting for the fall election. The event will begin at 7:00 sharp, and will include an overview of how the McHenry County Clerk’s Office is managing the vote-by-mail mandate. Then Tirio and Reick will take questions.
You must “like” the State Representative Steve Reick Facebook page to be able to watch this informative session. Click here to be navigated to that page. Reick said he would like to collect as many questions as possible ahead of time, so those with vote by mail questions are encouraged to submit questions to the Reick office email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In May, the General Assembly passed SB 1863, which provides for a massive expansion of Illinois’ vote by mail system. Through this legislation, ballot applications were mailed to approximately 5 million voters who cast votes in elections in 2018, 2019, or 2020. Although it wasn’t required by SB 1863, Mr. Tirio also mailed applications to those who voted in 2016, as well. If you voted in any of these years, you should have received an application at your house. The item received was an application and not an actual ballot. Those who wish to vote by mail should fill out the application and mail it back to the County Clerk’s office. Upon its receipt, a ballot will be mailed.