(10 ILCS 5/6-44)
(from Ch. 46, par. 6-44)
Any voter or voters in the ward, village or incorporated
town containing such precinct, and any precinct committeeperson in the
county, may, between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and six p.m. of
Monday and Tuesday of the second week prior to
the week in which such election is to be held make application in
writing, before such board of election commissioners, to have any name
upon such register of any precinct erased. However, in
municipalities having a population of more than 500,000 and having a
board of election commissioners (except as otherwise provided for such
municipalities in Section 6-60 of this Article) and in all cities,
villages and incorporated towns within the jurisdiction of such board,
such application shall be made between the hours of nine o'clock a.m.
and six o'clock p.m. of Monday and Tuesday of the second week prior to
the week in which such election is to be held. Such application shall
be, in substance, in the words and figures following:
"I being a qualified voter, registered from No. .... street in the
.... precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or town) of .... do
hereby solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have personal knowledge that
.... registered from No. .... street is not a qualified voter in the
.... precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or town) of .... and
hence I ask that his name be erased from the register of such precinct
for the following reason ....
Affiant further says that he has personal knowledge of the facts set
forth in the above affidavit.
Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant before
any member of the board or the clerk thereof and filed with said board.
Thereupon notice of such application, with a demand to appear before the
board of election commissioners and show cause why his name shall not be
erased from said register, shall be personally served upon such person
or left at his place of residence indicated in such register, or in the
case of a homeless individual, at his or her mailing address, by a
messenger of said board of election commissioners, and, as to the manner
and time of serving such notice such messenger shall make affidavit;
the messenger shall also make affidavit of the fact in case he cannot
find such person or his place of residence, and that he went to the place
named on such register as his or her place of residence. Such notice shall
be served at least one day before the time fixed for such party to show cause.
The commissioners shall also cause a like notice or demand to be sent
by mail duly stamped and directed, to such person, to the address upon the
register at least 2 days before the day fixed in the notice to show cause.
A like notice shall be served on the person or persons making the
application to have the name upon such register erased to appear and
show cause why said name shall be erased, the notice to set out the day
and hour of such hearing. If the voter making such application fails to
appear before said board at the time set for the hearing as fixed in the
notice or fails to show cause why the name upon such register shall
be erased, the application may be dismissed by the board.
Any voter making such application or applications shall be privileged
from arrest while presenting the same to the board of election commissioners,
and while going to and returning from the board of election commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 100-1027, eff. 1-1-19