Knox County Democratic Party


May 2, 2023 Special Election

All Knox County voters will vote at a single location for the May 2, 2023, special election. The Knox County Board of Elections office, on the first floor of 104 East Sugar Street in Mount Vernon, will be the only Election Day polling place for all of the county’s 53 precincts. Registered voters should have received a postcard notifying them of this change in polling place for the May 2 election only.

Voters are encouraged to take advantage of the multiple methods for casting ballots in the May special election:

● Absentee by mail- To request an absentee ballot, go to or stop by the Knox County Board of Elections. All absentee ballot applications must be received by the Board of Elections no later than 8:30 p.m. on April 25. Completed ballots can be returned by mail and must be postmarked no later than May 1, or you can drop off your ballot at the Board of Elections outside ballot box or at our offices, no later than 7:30 p.m. on May 2.

● Early- Vote early at the Board of Elections office. The early voting period runs from Tuesday, April 4 to Sunday, April 30.

● Election Day Voting- Voting on election day at the Board of Elections office only. The office is open for voting on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 104 East Sugar Street, Mount Vernon.

 Voters will return to their regular precinct polling places in the fall for the November 2023 general election. The Board of Elections will send a notice to all registered voters of the change back to their local polling place prior to the general election.

To view your ballot

Go to and click FIND BALLOT. Many Knox County voters will find one issue on their ballot, proposing the continuation of an existing levy for a sales and use tax in the amount of 1/4 of one percent for the purpose of operating a 9‐1‐1 system for a period of 5 years.