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Apply for Will County Vote by Mail ballot online

Friday, June 26, 2020

You may apply online now for a Vote by Mail ballot for the 2020 Presidential Election at https://www.thewillcountyclerk.com/vote-by-mail-application/.

When you apply online to Vote By Mail, the Will County Clerk's office will send you emails:

  1. When your ballot is mailed to you,
  2. When the Clerk's office receives your Ballot Return Envelope, and
  3. When your ballot has been processed and counted.

The Clerk's office will start mailing ballots in late September / early October 2020. All Vote By Mail ballots come with postage-paid Ballot Return Envelopes. New this fall: You may submit the Ballot Return Envelope in a secured drop box at any Will County voting location. You may also use standard US mail. If you use standard US mail to send your Ballot Return envelope, you must get a postmark before or on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Improve your technology skills for free

Monday, May 11, 2020

Learn new technology skills can be intimidating at the best of times. Trying to learn them online, on your own, can be even more difficult. Here are our favorite ways to learn new skills online.


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Access thousands of online video courses and exercise files that will help you learn software, creative, and business skills from the best in the business. Use your library card number and PIN (last four digits) to register, and always access your free Library Edition from this link. You can access this service from anywhere.

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Tech Boomers

Access over 100 free online courses just for older adults with Tech Boomers! Learn about data privacy, online shopping, FaceTime, and so much more. Discover how to save money while streaming videos online. Find out how to choose the right help desk ticket system for your small business. You can even get back to basics with introductory technology courses.


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GCFLearnFree is another long-trusted learning website for adults. View Microsoft Office tutorials, learn how to get started with Zoom, and watch how Olympic high jumper Dick Fosbury used critical thinking skills for optimize his performance. This website is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese; you can change the language using the button on the top right corner of the website.


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Tech-Talk arms students, busy professionals, and community members with the missing technology and communications skills they need to achieve excellence in the workplace. Tech-Talk is a premier collection of articles and videos, written each week by top training experts for busy professionals and aspiring students. It helps people stay up-to-date in using technology and become better communicators in the workplace.

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