What you need to know for Early Voting at Village of Manhattan

  • Early voting at the Village Hall began on October 19th and will end on October 30th.
  • Doors open at 8:30am and all ballots must be counted by 11:30am.   We open back up at 12:30pm.  Ballots must be counted by 4:30pm.
  • We are averaging 3 mins a person and have seating for 15 in room.  The average wait time has been 30 mins.  Anticipate the wait time will rise as we come closer to the 30th.
  • Masks are required for entry
  • We have a hand sanitizer station for voters to use.
  • Pens are provided at the booths but if you wish to bring your own pen, it MUST be Black ballpoint ink (not gel or marker).
  • If you asked for a mail-in ballot but plan to vote in person, you MUST bring in the mail-in ballot to surrender to vote in person.
  • When you enter the room, please have a seat in the first available chair.  Once the voter leaves the ballot printing room, the next voter in line can come right in. Then the seated voters need to move along to the next chair.
  • No photo ID or voter’s card is required for Early Voting.  But your signature must match the voter file, if it doesn’t, you will need to prove your identity.  Best way is to show a photo ID.
  • The ballot is double-sided, if you wish to leave anything blank, the ballot will still be accepted.  Once you have made your selections, the ballot counters are by the exit door and the ballots should be entered with ‘Official Ballot’ face up and in the machine first.
  • We are only able to use the equipment and software provided by the Will County Clerk’s Office.  That equipment includes 1 computer and 1 printer for staff to verify voters and print ballots.
  • For Early Voting, ballots cannot be pre-printed.
  • Unlike Election day, all staffing is handled by the Village of Manhattan and no additional resources are provided by the Will County Clerk’s office