The election isn't until November, and you have until October 29th to request your ballot, but you should really take five minutes to request your mail in ballot now. Voting by mail is safe and secure, and you don't need to leave your home.

COVID-19 will not go away before the general election — an election that is among the most important in decades — so make sure your vote counts and you're limiting your (and others) exposure to the virus.

Top image from the Champaign County Clerk's Facebook page.