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ELECTIONS
(10 ILCS 5/) Election Code.

10 ILCS 5/Art. 1

 
    (10 ILCS 5/Art. 1 heading)
ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

10 ILCS 5/1-1

    (10 ILCS 5/1-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 1-1)
    Sec. 1-1. This Act may be cited as the Election Code. This Act is the general election law of Illinois and any reference in any other Act to "the general election law" or "the general election law of this State" is a reference to this Act, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

10 ILCS 5/1-2

    (10 ILCS 5/1-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 1-2)
    Sec. 1-2. The provisions of this Act, so far as they are the same as those of any prior statute, shall be construed as a continuation of such prior provisions, and not as a new enactment.
    If in any other statute reference is made to an Act of the General Assembly, or a section of such an Act, which is continued in this election Code, such reference shall be held to refer to the Act or section thereof so continued in this Code.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/1-3

    (10 ILCS 5/1-3) (from Ch. 46, par. 1-3)
    Sec. 1-3. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    1. "Election" includes the submission of all questions of public policy, propositions, and all measures submitted to popular vote, and includes primary elections when so indicated by the context.
    2. "Regular election" means the general, general primary, consolidated and consolidated primary elections regularly scheduled in Article 2A. The even numbered year municipal primary established in Article 2A is a regular election only with respect to those municipalities in which a primary is required to be held on such date.
    3. "Special election" means an election not regularly recurring at fixed intervals, irrespective of whether it is held at the same time and place and by the same election officers as a regular election.
    4. "General election" means the biennial election at which members of the General Assembly are elected. "General primary election", "consolidated election" and "consolidated primary election" mean the respective elections or the election dates designated and established in Article 2A of this Code.
    5. "Municipal election" means an election or primary, either regular or special, in cities, villages, and incorporated towns; and "municipality" means any such city, village or incorporated town.
    6. "Political or governmental subdivision" means any unit of local government, or school district in which elections are or may be held. "Political or governmental subdivision" also includes, for election purposes, Regional Boards of School Trustees, and Township Boards of School Trustees.
    7. The word "township" and the word "town" shall apply interchangeably to the type of governmental organization established in accordance with the provisions of the Township Code. The term "incorporated town" shall mean a municipality referred to as an incorporated town in the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended.
    8. "Election authority" means a county clerk or a Board of Election Commissioners.
    9. "Election Jurisdiction" means (a) an entire county, in the case of a county in which no city board of election commissioners is located or which is under the jurisdiction of a county board of election commissioners; (b) the territorial jurisdiction of a city board of election commissioners; and (c) the territory in a county outside of the jurisdiction of a city board of election commissioners. In each instance election jurisdiction shall be determined according to which election authority maintains the permanent registration records of qualified electors.
    10. "Local election official" means the clerk or secretary of a unit of local government or school district, as the case may be, the treasurer of a township board of school trustees, and the regional superintendent of schools with respect to the various school officer elections and school referenda for which the regional superintendent is assigned election duties by The School Code, as now or hereafter amended.
    11. "Judges of election", "primary judges" and similar terms, as applied to cases where there are 2 sets of judges, when used in connection with duties at an election during the hours the polls are open, refer to the team of judges of election on duty during such hours; and, when used with reference to duties after the closing of the polls, refer to the team of tally judges designated to count the vote after the closing of the polls and the holdover judges designated pursuant to Section 13-6.2 or 14-5.2. In such case, where, after the closing of the polls, any act is required to be performed by each of the judges of election, it shall be performed by each of the tally judges and by each of the holdover judges.
    12. "Petition" of candidacy as used in Sections 7-10 and 7-10.1 shall consist of a statement of candidacy, candidate's statement containing oath, and sheets containing signatures of qualified primary electors bound together.
    13. "Election district" and "precinct", when used with reference to a 30-day residence requirement, means the smallest constituent territory in which electors vote as a unit at the same polling place in any election governed by this Act.
    14. "District" means any area which votes as a unit for the election of any officer, other than the State or a unit of local government or school district, and includes, but is not limited to, legislative, congressional and judicial districts, judicial circuits, county board districts, municipal and sanitary district wards, school board districts, and precincts.
    15. "Question of public policy" or "public question" means any question, proposition or measure submitted to the voters at an election dealing with subject matter other than the nomination or election of candidates and shall include, but is not limited to, any bond or tax referendum, and questions relating to the Constitution.
    16. "Ordinance providing the form of government of a municipality or county pursuant to Article VII of the Constitution" includes ordinances, resolutions and petitions adopted by referendum which provide for the form of government, the officers or the manner of selection or terms of office of officers of such municipality or county, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 4, 6 or 7 of Article VII of the Constitution.
    17. "List" as used in Sections 4-11, 4-22, 5-14, 5-29, 6-60, and 6-66 shall include a computer tape or computer disc or other electronic data processing information containing voter information.
    18. "Accessible" means accessible to handicapped and elderly individuals for the purpose of voting or registration, as determined by rule of the State Board of Elections.
    19. "Elderly" means 65 years of age or older.
    20. "Handicapped" means having a temporary or permanent physical disability.
    21. "Leading political party" means one of the two political parties whose candidates for governor at the most recent three gubernatorial elections received either the highest or second highest average number of votes. The political party whose candidates for governor received the highest average number of votes shall be known as the first leading political party and the political party whose candidates for governor received the second highest average number of votes shall be known as the second leading political party.
    22. "Business day" means any day in which the office of an election authority, local election official or the State Board of Elections is open to the public for a minimum of 7 hours.
    23. "Homeless individual" means any person who has a nontraditional residence, including, but not limited to, a shelter, day shelter, park bench, street corner, or space under a bridge.
(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

10 ILCS 5/1-4

    (10 ILCS 5/1-4) (from Ch. 46, par. 1-4)
    Sec. 1-4. (a) In any case in which this Act prescribes a period of time within which petitions for nomination must be filed, the office in which petitions must be filed shall remain open for the receipt of such petitions until 5:00 P.M. on the last day of the filing period.
    (b) For the 2013 consolidated election period, an election authority or local election official shall accept until 104 days before the election at which candidates are to be on the ballot any petitions for nomination or certificate of nomination required by this Code to be filed no earlier than 113 and no later than 106 days before the consolidated election. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, for purposes of this subsection (b) only, signatures and circulator statements on petitions for nomination filed with an election authority or local election official on the final day for filing petitions for nomination shall not be deemed invalid for the sole reason that the petitions were circulated between 90 and 92 days before the last day for filing petitions.
(Source: P.A. 97-1134, eff. 12-3-12.)

10 ILCS 5/1-5

    (10 ILCS 5/1-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 1-5)
    Sec. 1-5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-873. Repealed by P.A. 89-653, eff. 8-14-96.)

10 ILCS 5/1-6

    (10 ILCS 5/1-6)
    Sec. 1-6. Computing dates of various acts; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
    (a) If the first or last day fixed by law to do any act required or allowed by this Code falls on a State holiday or a Saturday or a Sunday, the period shall extend through the first business day next following the day otherwise fixed as the first or last day, irrespective of whether any election authority or local election official conducts business on the State holiday, Saturday, or Sunday.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section, "State holiday" means New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day, Casimir Pulaski's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and any other day from time to time declared by the President of the United States or the Governor of Illinois to be a day during which the agencies of the State of Illinois that are ordinarily open to do business with the public shall be closed for business.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, nominating papers, petitions of objection to nominating papers, certificates of withdrawal of candidacy, and reports of political committees actually received by election authorities and local election officials on a State holiday, a Saturday, or a Sunday shall not be deemed invalid or defective for that reason alone.
(Source: P.A. 89-653, eff. 8-14-96; 90-672, eff. 7-31-98.)

10 ILCS 5/1-7

    (10 ILCS 5/1-7)
    Sec. 1-7. No straight party voting. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, straight party voting by a single vote is not permitted in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 89-700, eff. 1-17-97.)

10 ILCS 5/1-8

    (10 ILCS 5/1-8)
    Sec. 1-8. Canvassing boards abolished. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, local canvassing boards are abolished. In this Code or any other law a reference to a local or county canvassing board means (i) for elections in which the political subdivision that is choosing candidates or submitting a public question is located entirely within the jurisdiction of a single election authority, that election authority and (ii) for elections for offices and public questions not listed in Section 22-1 of this Code in which the political subdivision that is choosing candidates or submitting a public question is located within the jurisdiction of 2 or more election authorities, the election authority having jurisdiction over the location at which the political subdivision has its principal office.
(Source: P.A. 94-647, eff. 1-1-06.)

10 ILCS 5/1-9

    (10 ILCS 5/1-9)
    Sec. 1-9. Central counting of grace period, early, absentee, and provisional ballots. Notwithstanding any statutory provision to the contrary enacted before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, all grace period ballots, early voting ballots, absentee ballots, and provisional ballots to be counted shall be delivered to and counted at an election authority's central ballot counting location and not in precincts. References in this Code enacted before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly to delivery and counting of grace period ballots, early voting ballots, absentee ballots, or provisional ballots to or at a precinct polling place or to the proper polling place shall be construed as references to delivery and counting of those ballots to and at the election authority's central ballot counting location.
(Source: P.A. 94-1000, eff. 7-3-06.)

10 ILCS 5/1-10

    (10 ILCS 5/1-10)
    Sec. 1-10. Public comment. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the State Board of Elections in evaluating the feasibility of any new voting system shall seek and accept public comment from persons of the disabled community, including but not limited to organizations of the blind.
(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03.)

10 ILCS 5/1-11

    (10 ILCS 5/1-11)
    Sec. 1-11. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-766, eff. 7-6-12. Repealed internally, eff. 5-31-13.)

10 ILCS 5/1-12

    (10 ILCS 5/1-12)
    Sec. 1-12. Public university voting. Each appropriate election authority shall, in addition to the early voting conducted at locations otherwise required by law, conduct early voting in a high traffic location on the campus of a public university within the election authority's jurisdiction. For the purposes of this Section, "public university" means the University of Illinois at its campuses in Urbana-Champaign and Springfield, Southern Illinois University at its campuses in Carbondale and Edwardsville, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University at its campuses in Macomb and Moline. The voting required by this Section to be conducted on campus must be conducted as otherwise required by Article 19A of this Code. If an election authority has voting equipment that can accommodate a ballot in every form required in the election authority's jurisdiction, then the election authority shall extend early voting under this Section to any registered voter in the election authority's jurisdiction. However, if the election authority does not have voting equipment that can accommodate a ballot in every form required in the election authority's jurisdiction, then the election authority may limit early voting under this Section to registered voters in precincts where the public university is located and precincts bordering the university. Each public university shall make the space available in a high traffic area for, and cooperate and coordinate with the appropriate election authority in, the implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

10 ILCS 5/1-15

    (10 ILCS 5/1-15)
    Sec. 1-15. Procedures for the disposal of election records. This Code is subject to the provisions of Section 14a of the Local Records Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-475, eff. 8-14-09.)

10 ILCS 5/1-20

    (10 ILCS 5/1-20)
    Sec. 1-20. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10. Repealed internally, eff. 3-2-11.)

10 ILCS 5/Art. 1A

 
    (10 ILCS 5/Art. 1A heading)
ARTICLE 1A. STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

10 ILCS 5/1A-1

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-1)
    Sec. 1A-1. A State Board of Elections is hereby established which shall have general supervision over the administration of the registration and election laws throughout the State, and shall perform only such duties as are or may hereafter be prescribed by law.
(Source: P.A. 78-918.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-2

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-2)
    Sec. 1A-2. The State Board of Elections shall consist of 8 members, 4 of whom shall be residents of Cook County and 4 of whom shall be residents of the State outside of Cook County. Of the 4 members from each area of required residence, 2 shall be affiliated with the same political party as the Governor, and 2 shall be affiliated with the political party whose nominee for Governor in the most recent general election received the second highest number of votes. Members shall be persons who have extensive knowledge of the election laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-2.1

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-2.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-2.1)
    Sec. 1A-2.1. Each member of the State Board of Elections, before entering upon his duties, shall subscribe to the Constitutional oath and shall give an official bond in the penal sum of $100,000, with a corporate surety or individual sureties approved by the Governor, conditioned upon the faithful discharge of the duties of his office. The bond and oath shall be filed with the office of the Secretary of State within 10 days after the appointment.
(Source: P.A. 78-918.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-3

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-3) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-3)
    Sec. 1A-3. Subject to the confirmation requirements of Section 1A-4, 4 members of the State Board of Elections shall be appointed in each odd-numbered year as follows:
    (1) The Governor shall appoint 2 members of the same political party with which he is affiliated, one from each area of required residence.
    (2) The Governor shall appoint 2 members of the political party whose candidate for Governor in the most recent general election received the second highest number of votes, one from each area of required residence, from a list of nominees submitted by the first state executive officer in the order indicated herein affiliated with such political party: Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer. If none of the State executive officers listed herein is affiliated with such political party, the nominating State officer shall be the first State executive officer in the order indicated herein affiliated with an established political party other than that of the Governor.
    (3) The nominating state officer shall submit in writing to the Governor 3 names of qualified persons for each membership on the Board of Election to be appointed from the political party of that officer. The Governor may reject any or all of the nominees on any such list and may request an additional list. The second list shall be submitted by the nominating officer and shall contain 3 new names of qualified persons for each remaining appointment, except that if the Governor expressly reserves any nominee's name from the first list, that nominee shall not be replaced on the second list. The second list shall be final.
    (4) Whenever all the state executive officers designated in paragraph (2) are affiliated with the same political party as that of the Governor, all 4 members of the Board to be appointed that year, from both designated political parties, shall be appointed by the Governor without nominations.
    (5) The Governor shall submit in writing to the President of the Senate the name of each person appointed to the State Board of Elections, and shall designate the term for which the appointment is made and the name of the member whom the appointee is to succeed.
    (6) The appointments shall be made and submitted by the Governor no later than April 1 and a nominating state officer required to submit a list of nominees to the Governor pursuant to paragraph (3) shall submit a list no later than March 1.
    (7) In the appointment of the initial members of the Board pursuant to this amendatory Act of 1978, the provisions of paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (5) and (6) of this Section shall apply except that the Governor shall appoint all 8 members, 2 from each of the designated political parties from each area of required residence.
(Source: P.A. 85-958.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-3.1

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-3.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-3.1)
    Sec. 1A-3.1. Of the members initially appointed to the State Board of Elections pursuant to this amendatory Act of 1978, one member affiliated with each political party from each area of required residence shall serve a term commencing July 1, 1978 and ending June 30, 1979, and the other initial members shall serve terms commencing July 1, 1978 and ending June 30, 1981.
    Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, the term of office of each member of the State Board of Elections is abolished on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1985. Subject to the confirmation requirements of Section 1A-4, 8 members of the State Board of Elections shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Section 1A-3, except that the Governor shall appoint 4 members of the same political party with which he is affiliated and 4 members of the political party whose candidate for Governor in the most recent general election received the second highest number of votes and except that a nominating State officer shall submit to the Governor his required list of nominees within 15 days after the current terms of office are abolished and the Governor shall make appointments within 30 days after the current terms of office are abolished. Of the members initially appointed to the State Board of Elections pursuant to this amendatory Act of 1985, one member affiliated with each political party for each area of required residence shall serve a term commencing July 1, 1985, and ending July 1, 1987, and the other initial members shall serve terms commencing July 1, 1985, and ending July 1, 1989.
    The terms of subsequent members of the State Board of Elections shall be 4 years commencing on July 1 of the year in which the appointments are made.
    A member shall serve until his successor is duly appointed and has qualified. No appointee shall enter upon the duties of his office until all members required to be appointed in that year have been confirmed by the Senate by record vote pursuant to Section 1A-4.
(Source: P.A. 84-115.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-4

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-4) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-4)
    Sec. 1A-4. All appointments of members to the State Board of Elections shall be subject to the advice and consent of the Senate pursuant to this Section. Appointments by the Governor pursuant to paragraphs (1), (2) and (7) of Section 1A-3 shall require the advice and consent of a 3/5 vote of the members elected to the Senate. Appointments by the Governor pursuant to paragraph (4) of Section 1A-3 shall require the advice and consent of a 2/3 vote of the members elected to the Senate.
    The Senate shall confirm or reject appointments within 30 session days or 60 calendar days after they are submitted by the Governor, whichever occurs first. Except in the case of appointments to fill vacancies, the confirmation time period specified in this Section shall not commence until all appointments required to be made in that year have been submitted by the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-5

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-5)
    Sec. 1A-5. An appointment to fill each vacancy on the State Board of Elections shall be made pursuant to the appropriate paragraph of Section 1A-3 in the same manner as the appointment of members for new terms. Each appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the completion of the term of that position.
    The Governor shall make an appointment to fill each vacancy and shall submit it to the President of the Senate within 30 days of the occurrence of the vacancy, or within 30 days of the submission of a list of nominees to him pursuant to paragraph (3) of Section 1A-3, whichever is later. A nominating state officer shall submit to the Governor his required list of nominees to fill a vacancy within 15 days of the occurrence of the vacancy. If the Governor does not fill a vacancy required to be filled pursuant to paragraph (3) of Section 1A-3 within the required 30 days, the nominating state officer shall make the appointment from among the nominees he previously submitted.
(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-6

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-6)
    Sec. 1A-6. One member of the State Board of Elections shall be elected by the members of the Board to be chairman and shall serve as chairman of the Board for a term ending June 30, 1979. On July 1 of 1979 and on July 1 of each odd-numbered year thereafter, a chairman shall be elected by the members of the Board for a 2 year term ending June 30 of the next odd-numbered year. If July 1 of any odd-numbered year does not fall on a business day, said election shall be held on the first business day thereafter. The chairman elected for each 2 year term shall not be of the same political party affiliation as the prior chairman. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of chairman, a new chairman of the same political party affiliation shall be elected for the remainder of the vacating chairman's term. Whenever a chairman is elected, the Board shall elect from among its members, a vice chairman who shall not be of the same political party affiliation as the chairman.
    Upon the confirmation of all of the members of the State Board of Elections initially appointed under the amendatory Act of 1978, the Governor shall designate one of the members as interim chairman who shall preside over the Board until a chairman is elected pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-6.1

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-6.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-6.1)
    Sec. 1A-6.1. The chairman of the State Board of Elections shall preside at all meetings of the Board, except that the vice chairman shall preside at any meeting when the chairman is absent. The salary of the chairman shall be $25,000 per year, or as set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater, and the salary of the vice-chairman shall be $20,000 per year, or as set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater. The salary of the other Board members shall be $15,000 per year, or as set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater. Each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.
(Source: P.A. 83-1177.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-7

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-7)
    Sec. 1A-7. The State Board of Elections shall meet at such time or times as the chairman or any 4 members shall direct, but at least once per month. Five members of the Board are necessary to constitute a quorum and 5 votes are necessary for any action of the Board to become effective, including the appointment of the executive director, the employment of technical consultants and the employment of other persons.
    If a quorum is present at a meeting of the Board, one of the members present may vote for the absent member pursuant to a written proxy signed by the absent member. A member voting by proxy who is not in attendance may not be counted towards the presence of a quorum.
(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-8

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-8)
    Sec. 1A-8. The State Board of Elections shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties in addition to any powers or duties otherwise provided for by law:
        (1) Assume all duties and responsibilities of the
    
State Electoral Board and the Secretary of State as heretofore provided in this Act;
        (2) Disseminate information to and consult with
    
election authorities concerning the conduct of elections and registration in accordance with the laws of this State and the laws of the United States;
        (3) Furnish to each election authority prior to each
    
primary and general election and any other election it deems necessary, a manual of uniform instructions consistent with the provisions of this Act which shall be used by election authorities in the preparation of the official manual of instruction to be used by the judges of election in any such election. In preparing such manual, the State Board shall consult with representatives of the election authorities throughout the State. The State Board may provide separate portions of the uniform instructions applicable to different election jurisdictions which administer elections under different options provided by law. The State Board may by regulation require particular portions of the uniform instructions to be included in any official manual of instructions published by election authorities. Any manual of instructions published by any election authority shall be identical with the manual of uniform instructions issued by the Board, but may be adapted by the election authority to accommodate special or unusual local election problems, provided that all manuals published by election authorities must be consistent with the provisions of this Act in all respects and must receive the approval of the State Board of Elections prior to publication; provided further that if the State Board does not approve or disapprove of a proposed manual within 60 days of its submission, the manual shall be deemed approved.
        (4) Prescribe and require the use of such uniform
    
forms, notices, and other supplies not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as it shall deem advisable which shall be used by election authorities in the conduct of elections and registrations;
        (5) Prepare and certify the form of ballot for any
    
proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of Illinois, or any referendum to be submitted to the electors throughout the State or, when required to do so by law, to the voters of any area or unit of local government of the State;
        (6) Require such statistical reports regarding the
    
conduct of elections and registration from election authorities as may be deemed necessary;
        (7) Review and inspect procedures and records
    
relating to conduct of elections and registration as may be deemed necessary, and to report violations of election laws to the appropriate State's Attorney or the Attorney General;
        (8) Recommend to the General Assembly legislation to
    
improve the administration of elections and registration;
        (9) Adopt, amend or rescind rules and regulations in
    
the performance of its duties provided that all such rules and regulations must be consistent with the provisions of this Article 1A or issued pursuant to authority otherwise provided by law;
        (10) Determine the validity and sufficiency of
    
petitions filed under Article XIV, Section 3, of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970;
        (11) Maintain in its principal office a research
    
library that includes, but is not limited to, abstracts of votes by precinct for general primary elections and general elections, current precinct maps and current precinct poll lists from all election jurisdictions within the State. The research library shall be open to the public during regular business hours. Such abstracts, maps and lists shall be preserved as permanent records and shall be available for examination and copying at a reasonable cost;
        (12) Supervise the administration of the registration
    
and election laws throughout the State;
        (13) Obtain from the Department of Central Management
    
Services, under Section 405-250 of the Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-250), such use of electronic data processing equipment as may be required to perform the duties of the State Board of Elections and to provide election-related information to candidates, public and party officials, interested civic organizations and the general public in a timely and efficient manner; and
        (14) To take such action as may be necessary or
    
required to give effect to directions of the national committee or State central committee of an established political party under Sections 7-8, 7-11 and 7-14.1 or such other provisions as may be applicable pertaining to the selection of delegates and alternate delegates to an established political party's national nominating conventions or, notwithstanding any candidate certification schedule contained within the Election Code, the certification of the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate selected by the established political party's national nominating convention.
    The Board may by regulation delegate any of its duties or functions under this Article, except that final determinations and orders under this Article shall be issued only by the Board.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-6, eff. 6-20-07; 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-9

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-9) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-9)
    Sec. 1A-9. The State Board of Elections shall appoint an executive director and an assistant executive director. The annual compensation of the executive director and assistant executive director shall be determined by the Board.
    The executive director and assistant executive director may be removed from office at any time by a vote of at least 5 members of the Board. Upon any such removal a vacancy is created which shall be filled as provided for the initial appointments.
    The Board, upon the affirmative vote of a majority of its members, may from time to time contract with technical consultants to assist it in the performance of its duties. Such technical consultants shall be compensated only under contracts which specify the duties to be performed and the compensation therefor. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, contracts with technical consultants, other than hearing officers and attorneys representing the Board in litigation, shall terminate no more than 60 days after the commencement of the specified duties and may be extended once for a period of no more than 30 days upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board. The time limitations imposed by this Section on contracts with technical consultants shall not apply to a contract with a technical consultant for the provision of electronic data processing services in connection with the Board's performance of the duties assigned to it pursuant to paragraph (11) of Section 1A-8 or in connection with the Board's performance of the duties assigned to it pursuant to Sections 4-8, 5-7 and 6-35 concerning the furnishing of electronic data or compilations containing voter registration information to state political committees registered pursuant to the Illinois Campaign Finance Act or the Federal Election Campaign Act. No technical consultant, other than a hearing officer or an attorney engaged to represent the Board in litigation, may be compensated under more than one contract in any fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 93-1091, eff. 3-29-05.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-10

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-10) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-10)
    Sec. 1A-10. The State Board of Elections shall keep a full and true public record of all of its proceedings and of all monies received and expended. The Board shall file and preserve in its principal office all orders and records pertaining to its duties. The executive director shall exercise general supervision over the operation of the business of the Board and its equipment, facilities, employees and consultants, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board and as otherwise directed by the Board. The assistant executive director shall administer the operations and staff of the permanent branch office of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-941.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-11

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-11)
    Sec. 1A-11. The principal office of the State Board of Elections shall be maintained in Springfield and a permanent branch office shall be maintained in Chicago. The permanent offices of the Board shall be kept open during the ordinary business hours of State offices. However, on the day of any election, or at any other time, the offices of the Board may be kept open such additional time as the Board shall deem necessary to carry out its duties.
(Source: P.A. 78-918.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-12

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-12) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-12)
    Sec. 1A-12. The State Board of Elections may employ, promote or discharge such additional persons as are necessary for the proper performance of its duties under this Code, including investigators, examiners and hearing officers. However, persons employed by the State Board of Elections prior to January 1, 1978 and previously certified under a merit plan adopted by the Board shall not be subject to any probationary period nor required to qualify by examination under "The Personnel Code" to continue in their positions. No employee or consultant may appear before the Board in any representative capacity within 6 months after termination of his employment or contractual relationship with the Board.
(Source: P.A. 93-1091, eff. 3-29-05.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-13

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-13) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-13)
    Sec. 1A-13. No employee of the State Board of Elections including its executive director and assistant executive director shall engage in any partisan political activity whatsoever, except to vote at elections, nor shall such person contribute, either financially or in services or goods or any other way, to any political party, candidate or organization engaged in political activity. No employee of the Board shall become a candidate for nomination for, or election to, or accept appointment to any public office. Whoever violates any provision of this Section shall be deemed to have vacated his position and shall be discharged. No such person shall be thereafter rehired unless the State Civil Service Commission, upon appeal, finds that this Section has not been violated by such person.
(Source: P.A. 83-941.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-14

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-14) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-14)
    Sec. 1A-14. No member of the State Board of Elections may become a candidate for nomination for, or election to, or accept appointment to or hold any other remunerative public office or public employment or any office in a political party. Violation of any prohibition in this Section shall disqualify a member of the Board and a vacancy is thereby created. A vacancy also exists upon the occurrence of any of the events enumerated in Section 25-2 of this Act as in the case of an elective office.
(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-15

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-15) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-15)
    Sec. 1A-15. On the request of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the State Board of Elections shall provide the Department with tapes, discs, other electronic data or compilations thereof which only provide the name, address and, when available, the Social Security number of registered voters for the purpose of tracing absent parents and the collection of child support. Such information shall be provided at reasonable cost, which shall include the cost of duplication plus 15% for administration. The confidentiality of all information contained on such tapes, discs and other electronic data or combination thereof shall be protected as provided in Section 11-9 of "The Illinois Public Aid Code".
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-16

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-16)
    Sec. 1A-16. Voter registration information; Internet posting; processing of voter registration forms; content of such forms. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the following provisions shall apply to voter registration under this Code.
    (a) Voter registration information; Internet posting of voter registration form. Within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, the State Board of Elections shall post on its World Wide Web site the following information:
        (1) A comprehensive list of the names, addresses,
    
phone numbers, and websites, if applicable, of all county clerks and boards of election commissioners in Illinois.
        (2) A schedule of upcoming elections and the deadline
    
for voter registration.
        (3) A downloadable, printable voter registration
    
form, in at least English and in Spanish versions, that a person may complete and mail or submit to the State Board of Elections or the appropriate county clerk or board of election commissioners.
Any forms described under paragraph (3) must state the following:
        If you do not have a driver's license or social
    
security number, and this form is submitted by mail, and you have never registered to vote in the jurisdiction you are now registering in, then you must send, with this application, either (i) a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or (ii) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. If you do not provide the information required above, then you will be required to provide election officials with either (i) or (ii) described above the first time you vote at a voting place or by absentee ballot.
    (b) Acceptance of registration forms by the State Board of Elections and county clerks and board of election commissioners. The State Board of Elections, county clerks, and board of election commissioners shall accept all completed voter registration forms described in subsection (a)(3) of this Section and Sections 1A-17 and 1A-30 that are:
        (1) postmarked on or before the day that voter
    
registration is closed under the Election Code;
        (2) not postmarked, but arrives no later than 5 days
    
after the close of registration;
        (3) submitted in person by a person using the form on
    
or before the day that voter registration is closed under the Election Code; or
        (4) submitted in person by a person who submits one
    
or more forms on behalf of one or more persons who used the form on or before the day that voter registration is closed under the Election Code.
    Upon the receipt of a registration form, the State Board of Elections shall mark the date on which the form was received and send the form via first class mail to the appropriate county clerk or board of election commissioners, as the case may be, within 2 business days based upon the home address of the person submitting the registration form. The county clerk and board of election commissioners shall accept and process any form received from the State Board of Elections.
    (c) Processing of registration forms by county clerks and boards of election commissioners. The county clerk or board of election commissioners shall promulgate procedures for processing the voter registration form.
    (d) Contents of the voter registration form. The State Board shall create a voter registration form, which must contain the following content:
        (1) Instructions for completing the form.
        (2) A summary of the qualifications to register to
    
vote in Illinois.
        (3) Instructions for mailing in or submitting the
    
form in person.
        (4) The phone number for the State Board of Elections
    
should a person submitting the form have questions.
        (5) A box for the person to check that explains one
    
of 3 reasons for submitting the form:
            (a) new registration;
            (b) change of address; or
            (c) change of name.
        (6) a box for the person to check yes or no that
    
asks, "Are you a citizen of the United States?", a box for the person to check yes or no that asks, "Will you be 18 years of age on or before election day?", and a statement of "If you checked 'no' in response to either of these questions, then do not complete this form.".
        (7) A space for the person to fill in his or her home
    
telephone number.
        (8) Spaces for the person to fill in his or her
    
first, middle, and last names, street address (principal place of residence), county, city, state, and zip code.
        (9) Spaces for the person to fill in his or her
    
mailing address, city, state, and zip code if different from his or her principal place of residence.
        (10) A space for the person to fill in his or her
    
Illinois driver's license number if the person has a driver's license.
        (11) A space for a person without a driver's license
    
to fill in the last four digits of his or her social security number if the person has a social security number.
        (12) A space for a person without an Illinois
    
driver's license to fill in his or her identification number from his or her State Identification card issued by the Secretary of State.
        (13) A space for the person to fill the name
    
appearing on his or her last voter registration, the street address of his or her last registration, including the city, county, state, and zip code.
        (14) A space where the person swears or affirms the
    
following under penalty of perjury with his or her signature:
            (a) "I am a citizen of the United States.";
            (b) "I will be at least 18 years old on or before
        
the next election.";
            (c) "I will have lived in the State of Illinois
        
and in my election precinct at least 30 days as of the date of the next election."; and
            "The information I have provided is true to the
        
best of my knowledge under penalty of perjury. If I have provided false information, then I may be fined, imprisoned, or if I am not a U.S. citizen, deported from or refused entry into the United States."
        (15) A space for the person to fill in his or her
    
e-mail address if he or she chooses to provide that information.
    (d-5) Compliance with federal law; rulemaking authority. The voter registration form described in this Section shall be consistent with the form prescribed by the Federal Election Commission under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, P.L. 103-31, as amended from time to time, and the Help America Vote Act of 2002, P.L. 107-252, in all relevant respects. The State Board of Elections shall periodically update the form based on changes to federal or State law. The State Board of Elections shall promulgate any rules necessary for the implementation of this Section; provided that the rules comport with the letter and spirit of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and Help America Vote Act of 2002 and maximize the opportunity for a person to register to vote.
    (e) Forms available in paper form. The State Board of Elections shall make the voter registration form available in regular paper stock and form in sufficient quantities for the general public. The State Board of Elections may provide the voter registration form to the Secretary of State, county clerks, boards of election commissioners, designated agencies of the State of Illinois, and any other person or entity designated to have these forms by the Election Code in regular paper stock and form or some other format deemed suitable by the Board. Each county clerk or board of election commissioners has the authority to design and print its own voter registration form so long as the form complies with the requirements of this Section. The State Board of Elections, county clerks, boards of election commissioners, or other designated agencies of the State of Illinois required to have these forms under the Election Code shall provide a member of the public with any reasonable number of forms that he or she may request. Nothing in this Section shall permit the State Board of Elections, county clerk, board of election commissioners, or other appropriate election official who may accept a voter registration form to refuse to accept a voter registration form because the form is printed on photocopier or regular paper stock and form.
    (f) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-16.5

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-16.5)
    Sec. 1A-16.5. Online voter registration.
    (a) The State Board of Elections shall establish and maintain a system for online voter registration that permits a person to apply to register to vote or to update his or her existing voter registration. In accordance with technical specifications provided by the State Board of Elections, each election authority shall maintain a voter registration system capable of receiving and processing voter registration application information, including electronic signatures, from the online voter registration system established by the State Board of Elections.
    (b) The online voter registration system shall employ security measures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of voter registration applications submitted electronically pursuant to this Section.
    (c) The Board may receive voter registration information provided by applicants using the State Board of Elections' website, may cross reference that information with data or information contained in the Secretary of State's database in order to match the information submitted by applicants, and may receive from the Secretary of State the applicant's digitized signature upon a successful match of that applicant's information with that contained in the Secretary of State's database.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who is qualified to register to vote and who has an authentic Illinois driver's license or State identification card issued by the Secretary of State may submit an application to register to vote electronically on a website maintained by the State Board of Elections.
    (e) An online voter registration application shall contain all of the information that is required for a paper application as provided in Section 1A-16 of this Code, except that the applicant shall be required to provide:
        (1) the applicant's full Illinois driver's license or
    
State identification card number;
        (2) the last 4 digits of the applicant's social
    
security number; and
        (3) the date the Illinois driver's license or State
    
identification card was issued.
    (f) For an applicant's registration or change in registration to be accepted, the applicant shall mark the box associated with the following statement included as part of the online voter registration application:
    By clicking on the box below, I swear or affirm all of the following:
    (1) I am the person whose name and identifying information is provided on this form, and I desire to register to vote in the State of Illinois.
    (2) All the information I have provided on this form is true and correct as of the date I am submitting this form.
    (3) I authorize the Secretary of State to transmit to the State Board of Elections my signature that is on file with the Secretary of State and understand that such signature will be used by my local election authority on this online voter registration application for admission as an elector as if I had signed this form personally.".
    (g) Immediately upon receiving a completed online voter registration application, the online voter registration system shall send, by electronic mail, a confirmation notice that the application has been received. Within 48 hours of receiving such an application, the online voter registration system shall send by electronic mail, a notice informing the applicant of whether the following information has been matched with the Secretary of State database:
        (1) that the applicant has an authentic Illinois
    
driver's license or State identification card issued by the Secretary of State and that the driver's license or State identification number provided by the applicant matches the driver's license or State identification card number for that person on file with the Secretary of State;
        (2) that the date of issuance of the Illinois
    
driver's license or State identification card listed on the application matches the date of issuance of that card for that person on file with the Secretary of State;
        (3) that the date of birth provided by the applicant
    
matches the date of birth for that person on file with the Secretary of State; and
        (4) that the last 4 digits of the applicant's social
    
security number matches the last four digits for that person on file with the Secretary of State.
    (h) If the information provided by the applicant matches the information on the Secretary of State's databases for any driver's license and State identification card holder and is matched as provided in subsection (g) above, the online voter registration system shall:
        (1) retrieve from the Secretary of State's database
    
files an electronic copy of the applicant's signature from his or her Illinois driver's license or State identification card and such signature shall be deemed to be the applicant's signature on his or her online voter registration application;
        (2) within 2 days of receiving the application,
    
forward to the county clerk or board of election commissioners having jurisdiction over the applicant's voter registration: (i) the application, along with the applicant's relevant data that can be directly loaded into the jurisdiction's voter registration system and (ii) a copy of the applicant's electronic signature and a certification from the State Board of Elections that the applicant's driver's license or State identification card number, driver's license or State identification card date of issuance, and date of birth and social security information have been successfully matched.
    (i) Upon receipt of the online voter registration application, the county clerk or board of election commissioners having jurisdiction over the applicant's voter registration shall promptly search its voter registration database to determine whether the applicant is already registered to vote at the address on the application and whether the new registration would create a duplicate registration. If the applicant is already registered to vote at the address on the application, the clerk or board, as the case may be, shall send the applicant by first class mail, and electronic mail if the applicant has provided an electronic mail address on the original voter registration form for that address, a disposition notice as otherwise required by law informing the applicant that he or she is already registered to vote at such address. If the applicant is not already registered to vote at the address on the application and the applicant is otherwise eligible to register to vote, the clerk or board, as the case may be, shall:
        (1) enter the name and address of the applicant on
    
the list of registered voters in the jurisdiction; and
        (2) send by mail, and electronic mail if the
    
applicant has provided an electronic mail address on the voter registration form, a disposition notice to the applicant as otherwise provided by law setting forth the applicant's name and address as it appears on the application and stating that the person is registered to vote.
    (j) An electronic signature of the person submitting a duplicate registration application or a change of address form that is retrieved and imported from the Secretary of State's driver's license or State identification card database as provided herein may, in the discretion of the clerk or board, be substituted for and replace any existing signature for that individual in the voter registration database of the county clerk or board of election commissioners.
    (k) Any new registration or change of address submitted electronically as provided in this Section shall become effective as of the date it is received by the county clerk or board of election commissioners having jurisdiction over said registration. Disposition notices prescribed in this Section shall be sent within 5 business days of receipt of the online application or change of address by the county clerk or board of election commissioners.
    (l) All provisions of this Code governing voter registration and applicable thereto and not inconsistent with this Section shall apply to online voter registration under this Section. All applications submitted on a website maintained by the State Board of Elections shall be deemed timely filed if they are submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on the final day for voter registration prior to an election. After the registration period for an upcoming election has ended and until the 2nd day following such election, the web page containing the online voter registration form on the State Board of Elections website shall inform users of the procedure for grace period voting.
    (m) The State Board of Elections shall maintain a list of the name, street address, e-mail address, and likely precinct, ward, township, and district numbers, as the case may be, of people who apply to vote online through the voter registration system and those names and that information shall be stored in an electronic format on its website, arranged by county and accessible to State and local political committees.
    (n) The Illinois State Board of Elections shall submit a report to the General Assembly and the Governor by January 31, 2014 detailing the progress made to implement the online voter registration system described in this Section.
    (o) The online voter registration system provided for in this Section shall be fully operational by July 1, 2014.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-17

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-17)
    Sec. 1A-17. Voter registration outreach.
    (a) The Secretary of State, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Public Aid, the Department of Employment Security, and each public institution of higher learning in Illinois must make available on its World Wide Web site a downloadable, printable voter registration form that complies with the requirements in subsection (d) of Section 1A-16 for the State Board of Elections' voter registration form.
    (b) Each public institution of higher learning in Illinois must include voter registration information and a voter registration form supplied by the State Board of Elections under subsection (e) of Section 1A-16 in any mailing of student registration materials to an address located in Illinois. Each public institution of higher learning must provide voter registration information and a voter registration form supplied by the State Board of Elections under subsection (e) of Section 1A-16 to each person with whom the institution conducts in-person student registration.
    (c) As used in this Section, a public institution of higher learning means a public university, college, or community college in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05; incorporates P.A. 94-492, eff. 1-1-06; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-18

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-18)
    Sec. 1A-18. Voter registration applications; General Assembly district offices. Each member of the General Assembly, and his or her State employees (as defined in Section 1-5 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act) authorized by the member, may make available voter registration forms supplied by the State Board of Elections under subsection (e) of Section 1A-16 to the public and may undertake that and other voter registration activities at the member's district office, during regular business hours or otherwise, in a manner determined by the member.
(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-19

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-19)
    Sec. 1A-19. Effect of extension of canvassing period on terms of public offices and official acts.
    (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, if the proclamation of election results for an elected office has not been issued by the date of the commencement of the term of that elected office because of the extension of canvassing periods under this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, then the term of the elected office shall commence on a date 14 days after the proclamation of election results is issued for that elected office.
    (b) If subsection (a) applies to the commencement date of an elected official's term, and if the elected official is authorized or required by law to perform an official act by a date occurring before the commencement of his or her term of office, including but not limited to holding an organizational meeting of the public body to which the public official is elected, then notwithstanding any law to the contrary the date by which the act shall be performed shall be a date 14 days after the date otherwise established by law.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or of this Code to the contrary, the terms of office for Supreme, Appellate, and Circuit Judges commence on the first Monday in December following their election or retention. Judicial election results must be proclaimed before that date.
(Source: P.A. 93-847, eff. 7-30-04.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-20

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-20)
    Sec. 1A-20. Help Illinois Vote Fund. The Help Illinois Vote Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All federal funds received by the State for the implementation of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 shall be deposited into the Help Illinois Vote Fund. Moneys from any other source may be deposited into the Help Illinois Vote Fund. The Help Illinois Vote Fund shall be appropriated solely to the State Board of Elections for use only in the performance of activities and programs authorized or mandated by or in accordance with the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002.
(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-25

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-25)
    Sec. 1A-25. Centralized statewide voter registration list. The centralized statewide voter registration list required by Title III, Subtitle A, Section 303 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 shall be created and maintained by the State Board of Elections as provided in this Section.
        (1) The centralized statewide voter registration list
    
shall be compiled from the voter registration data bases of each election authority in this State.
        (2) With the exception of voter registration forms
    
submitted electronically through an online voter registration system, all new voter registration forms and applications to register to vote, including those reviewed by the Secretary of State at a driver services facility, shall be transmitted only to the appropriate election authority as required by Articles 4, 5, and 6 of this Code and not to the State Board of Elections. All voter registration forms submitted electronically to the State Board of Elections through an online voter registration system shall be transmitted to the appropriate election authority as required by Section 1A-16.5. The election authority shall process and verify each voter registration form and electronically enter verified registrations on an expedited basis onto the statewide voter registration list. All original registration cards shall remain permanently in the office of the election authority as required by this Code.
        (3) The centralized statewide voter registration list
    
shall:
            (i) Be designed to allow election authorities to
        
utilize the registration data on the statewide voter registration list pertinent to voters registered in their election jurisdiction on locally maintained software programs that are unique to each jurisdiction.
            (ii) Allow each election authority to perform
        
essential election management functions, including but not limited to production of voter lists, processing of absentee voters, production of individual, pre-printed applications to vote, administration of election judges, and polling place administration, but shall not prevent any election authority from using information from that election authority's own systems.
        (4) The registration information maintained by each
    
election authority shall be synchronized with that authority's information on the statewide list at least once every 24 hours.
    To protect the privacy and confidentiality of voter registration information, the disclosure of any portion of the centralized statewide voter registration list to any person or entity other than to a State or local political committee and other than to a governmental entity for a governmental purpose is specifically prohibited except as follows: subject to security measures adopted by the State Board of Elections which, at a minimum, shall include the keeping of a catalog or database, available for public view, including the name, address, and telephone number of the person viewing the list as well as the time of that viewing, any person may view the list on a computer screen at the Springfield office of the State Board of Elections, during normal business hours other than during the 27 days before an election, but the person viewing the list under this exception may not print, duplicate, transmit, or alter the list.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-30

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-30)
    Sec. 1A-30. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-492, eff. 1-1-06. Repealed by P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-35

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-35)
    Sec. 1A-35. Early and grace period voting education. Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Elections must develop and implement an educational program to inform the public about early voting and grace period voting. The State Board shall conduct the program beginning August 1, 2006, and until the 2006 general election.
(Source: P.A. 94-1000, eff. 7-3-06.)

10 ILCS 5/1A-40

    (10 ILCS 5/1A-40)
    Sec. 1A-40. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-441, eff. 8-27-07. Repealed internally, eff. 1-1-09.)

10 ILCS 5/Art. 2A

 
    (10 ILCS 5/Art. 2A heading)
ARTICLE 2A. TIME OF HOLDING ELECTIONS

10 ILCS 5/2A-1

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 89-719, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 2A-1. All Elections - Governed by this Code - Construction of Article 2A.
    (a) No public question may be submitted to any voters in this State, nor may any person be nominated for public office or elected to public or political party office in this State except pursuant to this Code, notwithstanding the provisions of any other statute or municipal charter. However, this Code shall not apply to elections for officers or public questions of local school councils established pursuant to Chapter 34 of the School Code, soil and water conservation districts or drainage districts, except as specifically made applicable by another statute.
    (b) All elections in this State shall be held in accordance with the consolidated schedule of elections established in Sections 2A-1.1 and 2A-1.2. No election may be held on any date other than a date on which an election is scheduled under Section 2A-1.1, except special elections to fill congressional vacancies held pursuant to writs of election issued by the Governor, judicial elections to fill vacancies in the office of Supreme Court Judge held pursuant to writs of election issued by the Governor under subsection (a-5) of Section 2A-9, township referenda and votes of the town electors held at the annual town meeting, emergency referenda approved pursuant to Section 2A-1.4, special elections held between January 1, 1995 and July 1, 1995 under Section 34-53 of the School Code, and city, village or incorporated town primary elections in even-numbered years expressly authorized in this Article to provide for annual partisan elections.
    (c) At the respective elections established in Section 2A-1.1, candidates shall be elected to office, nominated for election thereto or placed on the ballot as otherwise required by this Code, and public questions may be submitted, as specified in Section 2A-1.2.
    (d) If the requirements of Section 2A-1.2 conflict with any specific provision of Sections 2A-2 through 2A-54, as applied to any office or election, the requirements of Section 2A-1.2 prevail, and shall be enforced by the State Board of Elections.
    (e) In the event any court of competent jurisdiction declares an election void, the court may order another election without regard to the schedule of elections set forth in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 89-719, eff. 3-7-97.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 89-719, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 2A-1. All Elections - Governed by this Code - Construction of Article 2A.
    (a) No public question may be submitted to any voters in this State, nor may any person be nominated for public office or elected to public or political party office in this State except pursuant to this Code, notwithstanding the provisions of any other statute or municipal charter. However, this Code shall not apply to elections for officers or public questions of local school councils established pursuant to Chapter 34 of the School Code, soil and water conservation districts or drainage districts, except as specifically made applicable by another statute.
    (b) All elections in this State shall be held in accordance with the consolidated schedule of elections established in Sections 2A-1.1 and 2A-1.2. No election may be held on any date other than a date on which an election is scheduled under Section 2A-1.1, except special elections to fill congressional vacancies held pursuant to writs of election issued by the Governor, township referenda and votes of the town electors held at the annual town meeting, emergency referenda approved pursuant to Section 2A-1.4, special elections held between January 1, 1995 and July 1, 1995 under Section 34-53 of the School Code, and city, village or incorporated town primary elections in even-numbered years expressly authorized in this Article to provide for annual partisan elections.
    (c) At the respective elections established in Section 2A-1.1, candidates shall be elected to office, nominated for election thereto or placed on the ballot as otherwise required by this Code, and public questions may be submitted, as specified in Section 2A-1.2.
    (d) If the requirements of Section 2A-1.2 conflict with any specific provision of Sections 2A-2 through 2A-54, as applied to any office or election, the requirements of Section 2A-1.2 prevail, and shall be enforced by the State Board of Elections.
    (e) In the event any court of competent jurisdiction declares an election void, the court may order another election without regard to the schedule of elections set forth in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 88-511.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.1)
    Sec. 2A-1.1. All Elections - Consolidated Schedule.
    (a) In even-numbered years, the general election shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November; and an election to be known as the general primary election shall be held on the third Tuesday in March;
    (b) In odd-numbered years, an election to be known as the consolidated election shall be held on the first Tuesday in April except as provided in Section 2A-1.1a of this Act; and an election to be known as the consolidated primary election shall be held on the last Tuesday in February.
(Source: P.A. 95-6, eff. 6-20-07; 96-886, eff. 1-1-11.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1a

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1a) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.1a)
    Sec. 2A-1.1a. Whenever the date designated in paragraph (b) of Section 2A-1.1 for the consolidated election conflicts with the celebration of Passover, that election shall be postponed to the first Tuesday following the last day of Passover.
(Source: P.A. 82-1014.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2)
    Sec. 2A-1.2. Consolidated Schedule of Elections - Offices Designated.
    (a) At the general election in the appropriate even-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled or shall be on the ballot as otherwise required by this Code:
        (1) Elector of President and Vice President of the
    
United States;
        (2) United States Senator and United States
    
Representative;
        (3) State Executive Branch elected officers;
        (4) State Senator and State Representative;
        (5) County elected officers, including State's
    
Attorney, County Board member, County Commissioners, and elected President of the County Board or County Chief Executive;
        (6) Circuit Court Clerk;
        (7) Regional Superintendent of Schools, except in
    
counties or educational service regions in which that office has been abolished;
        (8) Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Circuit
    
Courts, on the question of retention, to fill vacancies and newly created judicial offices;
        (9) (Blank);
        (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of
    
Chicago, and elected Trustee of other Sanitary Districts;
        (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
    
designated in this Section, where the statute creating or authorizing the creation of the district requires an annual election and permits or requires election of candidates of political parties.
    (b) At the general primary election:
        (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of
    
political parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled at the general election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination of candidates of political parties is made by caucus.
        (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
    
political party offices of State central committeeman, township committeeman, ward committeeman, and precinct committeeman shall be filled and delegates and alternate delegates to the National nominating conventions shall be elected as may be required pursuant to this Code. In the even-numbered years in which a Presidential election is to be held, candidates in the Presidential preference primary shall also be on the ballot.
        (3) in each even-numbered year, where the
    
municipality has provided for annual elections to elect municipal officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the offices of such municipal officers shall be filled at an election held on the date of the general primary election, provided that the municipal election shall be a nonpartisan election where required by the Illinois Municipal Code. For partisan municipal elections in even-numbered years, a primary to nominate candidates for municipal office to be elected at the general primary election shall be held on the Tuesday 6 weeks preceding that election.
        (4) in each school district which has adopted the
    
provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to the members of the board of education whose terms expire in the year in which the general primary is held shall be elected.
    (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
        (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
    
municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other municipal office are not permitted by law to be candidates of political parties, the runoff election where required by law, or the nonpartisan election where required by law, shall be held on the date of the consolidated election; and provided further, in the case of municipal officers provided for by an ordinance providing the form of government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the Constitution, such offices shall be filled by election or by runoff election as may be provided by such ordinance;
        (2) Village and incorporated town library directors;
        (3) City boards of stadium commissioners;
        (4) Commissioners of park districts;
        (5) Trustees of public library districts;
        (6) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
    
designated in this section, where the statute creating or authorizing the creation of the district permits or requires election of candidates of political parties;
        (7) Township officers, including township park
    
commissioners, township library directors, and boards of managers of community buildings, and Multi-Township Assessors;
        (8) Highway commissioners and road district clerks;
        (9) Members of school boards in school districts
    
which adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
        (10) The directors and chairman of the Chain O Lakes
    
- Fox River Waterway Management Agency;
        (11) Forest preserve district commissioners elected
    
under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act;
        (12) Elected members of school boards, school
    
trustees, directors of boards of school directors, trustees of county boards of school trustees (except in counties or educational service regions having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants) and members of boards of school inspectors, except school boards in school districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
        (13) Members of Community College district boards;
        (14) Trustees of Fire Protection Districts;
        (15) Commissioners of the Springfield Metropolitan
    
Exposition and Auditorium Authority;
        (16) Elected Trustees of Tuberculosis Sanitarium
    
Districts;
        (17) Elected Officers of special districts not
    
otherwise designated in this Section for which the law governing those districts does not permit candidates of political parties.
    (d) At the consolidated primary election in each odd-numbered year, candidates of political parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled at the consolidated election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination of candidates of political parties is made by caucus, and except those offices listed in paragraphs (12) through (17) of subsection (c).
    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate odd-numbered years, the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and aldermen shall be elected in municipalities in which candidates for mayor, clerk, treasurer, or alderman are not permitted by law to be candidates of political parties, subject to runoff elections to be held at the consolidated election as may be required by law, and municipal officers shall be nominated in a nonpartisan election in municipalities in which pursuant to law candidates for such office are not permitted to be candidates of political parties.
    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate odd-numbered years, municipal officers shall be nominated or elected, or elected subject to a runoff, as may be provided by an ordinance providing a form of government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the Constitution.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and any special election otherwise required or authorized by law or by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers established in this Article, whenever a referendum is held for the establishment of a political subdivision whose officers are to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial officers shall be subject to the referendum.
    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officials established in this Article, any community college district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board members at the next regularly scheduled election following the effective date of the new district.
    (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in any precinct there are no offices or public questions required to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be held in the precinct on that date.
    (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
(Source: P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96; 89-95, eff. 1-1-96; 89-626, eff. 8-9-96; 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-1.3

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.3) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.3)
    Sec. 2A-1.3. Calendar of Elections - Determination and Publication - State Board. On December 1, 1980 and on December 1 of each even-numbered year the State Board of Elections shall have prepared and published an official State calendar of elections listing the elections to be held during that year and the following year, the election dates, and the offices to be on the ballot at each such election and any functional dates or other information relevant to the conduct of elections. The official calendar shall include all offices in the State.
    The official State Calendar shall comply with the schedule of elections established in this Article 2A. The official calendar may be amended from time to time by the Board by adoption and publication of modifications or additions or by adoption and publication of a revised official calendar.
    On December 1, 1981 and each odd-numbered year thereafter the Board shall have prepared and published a revised official calendar if any modifications or additions were made by separate publication after the initial adoption of the official calendar for that biennium.
(Source: P.A. 81-929.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-1.4

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.4) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.4)
    Sec. 2A-1.4. Emergency Referenda - Petition - Approval. Whenever any public question is to be submitted pursuant to law, whether by action of the governing body of a unit of local government or school district, by petition, or by court order, the governing body of the unit of local government or school district whose powers or duties are directly affected by the result of the vote on the public question may petition the circuit court for an order declaring such proposition to be an emergency and fixing a date other than a regularly scheduled election date under Section 2A-1.1 on which a special referendum election shall be held for the submission of the public question.
    The petition shall set forth the public question and the action taken which requires the submission of the question, the next regularly scheduled election under Section 2A-1.1 at which the proposition could otherwise be placed on the ballot, the estimated costs of conducting a separate special election, and the reasons why an emergency exists to justify such special election prior to the next ensuing regular election. The petition must be approved by a majority of the members, elected or appointed, of the governing body.
    The court shall conduct a hearing on the petition. Any resident of the area in which the referendum is to be conducted may oppose the petition.
    The court may approve the petition for an emergency referendum only upon a finding, supported by the evidence, that the referendum is necessitated by an imminent need for approval of additional authority in order to maintain the operations or facilities of the unit of government or school district and that such need is due to circumstances beyond the control of the governing body.
(Source: P.A. 80-2dSS-6.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-2

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-2)
    Sec. 2A-2. Presidential and Vice Presidential Electors - Time of Election. As many electors of President and Vice President of the United States as this State may be entitled to elect shall be elected at the general election, immediately preceding the expiration of the term of the incumbent President of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-3

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-3) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-3)
    Sec. 2A-3. United States Senator - Time of Election. A United States Senator shall be elected at the general election immediately preceding the expiration of the term of an incumbent United States Senator from this State.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-4

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-4) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-4)
    Sec. 2A-4. United States Representative - Time of Election. The Representatives in the United States Congress from this State shall be elected at each general election, and vacancies shall be filled at special elections pursuant to writs of election issued by the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-5

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-5)
    Sec. 2A-5. Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller - Time of Election. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and Comptroller shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-6

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-6)
    Sec. 2A-6. State Treasurer - Time of Election. The State Treasurer shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-7

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-7)
    Sec. 2A-7. State Senator - Time of Election. A State Senator shall be elected in a legislative district at the general election which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of that district's incumbent Senator.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-8

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-8)
    Sec. 2A-8. State Representative - Time of Election. Members of the State House of Representatives shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and at each general election every 2 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-9

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-9) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-9)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 89-719, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 2A-9. Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Judges.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a-5), if one of the following events occurs 92 or more days before a general primary election at which judges are to be nominated, the term of an incumbent judge will expire on the first Monday in December of the next even-numbered year:
        (1) the judge dies;
        (2) the Chief Justice receives a written resignation
    
or notice of retirement, signed and submitted by the judge, which specifies a date of resignation or retirement on or before the first Monday in December of the next even-numbered year;
        (3) a statute mandates the judge's retirement for
    
reason of age on or before the first Monday in December of the next even-numbered year;
        (4) the judge was eligible to seek retention in the
    
next general election but failed to timely file a declaration of candidacy to succeed himself or, having timely filed such declaration, withdrew it;
        (5) the judge is convicted of a felony or other
    
infamous crime;
        (6) the judge is removed from office.
    Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a-5), if one of the preceding events occurs less than 92 days before a general primary election at which judges are to be nominated, the term of an incumbent judge will expire on the first Monday in December following the second general election thereafter.
    (a-5) If a vacancy occurs in the office of Supreme Court Judge, including one of the events described in subsection (a) or a vacancy occurring because of the failure of the Judge to be retained in office, the Governor shall issue writs of election to fill that vacancy in a manner provided in this subsection. The Governor shall issue a writ of election within 5 days after the occurrence of that vacancy to the county clerks of the several counties in the Judicial District where the vacancy exists, appointing a day within 115 days to hold a judicial election to fill such vacancy. The Governor shall issue a writ of election to hold a judicial primary election to nominate candidates for the office of Supreme Court Judge at least 30 days preceding the judicial election. A Supreme Court Judge elected under this subsection (a-5) shall begin his or her term upon certification of his or her election by the State Board of Elections. If the vacancy occurred 92 or more days before a general primary election at which judges are to be nominated, a Supreme Court Judge elected to fill a vacancy under this subsection (a-5) shall hold his or her office until the first Monday in December following the next general election, at which general election a Supreme Court Judge shall be elected for a full term. If the vacancy occurred less than 92 days before a general primary election at which judges are to be nominated, a Supreme Court Judge elected to fill a vacancy under this subsection (a-5) shall hold his or her office until the first Monday in December following the second general election thereafter, at which general election a Supreme Court Judge shall be elected for a full term.
    (b) Judges of the Appellate and Circuit Courts shall be elected in their respective districts or circuits at the general election of each even-numbered year immediately preceding the expiration of the term of each incumbent judge, not retained, and shall enter upon the duties of their offices on the first Monday of December after their election.
    (c) Whenever an additional appellate or Circuit Judge is authorized by law, the office shall be filled in the manner provided for filling a vacancy in that office.
(Source: P.A. 89-719, eff. 3-7-97.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 89-719, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 2A-9. Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Judges.
    (a) If one of the following events occurs 92 or more days before a general primary election at which judges are to be nominated, the term of an incumbent judge will expire on the first Monday in December of the next even-numbered year:
        (1) the judge dies;
        (2) the Chief Justice receives a written resignation
    
or notice of retirement, signed and submitted by the judge, which specifies a date of resignation or retirement on or before the first Monday in December of the next even-numbered year;
        (3) a statute mandates the judge's retirement for
    
reason of age on or before the first Monday in December of the next even-numbered year;
        (4) the judge was eligible to seek retention in the
    
next general election but failed to timely file a declaration of candidacy to succeed himself or, having timely filed such declaration, withdrew it;
        (5) the judge is convicted of a felony or other
    
infamous crime;
        (6) the judge is removed from office.
    If one of the preceding events occurs less than 92 days before a primary election at which judges are to be nominated, the term of an incumbent judge will expire on the first Monday in December following the second general election thereafter.
    (b) Judges of the Appellate and Circuit Courts shall be elected in their respective districts or circuits at the general election of each even-numbered year immediately preceding the expiration of the term of each incumbent judge, not retained, and shall enter upon the duties of their offices on the first Monday of December after their election.
    (c) Whenever an additional appellate or Circuit Judge is authorized by law, the office shall be filled in the manner provided for filling a vacancy in that office.
(Source: P.A. 86-1348.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-10

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-10) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-10)
    Sec. 2A-10. Assessor - Board of Appeals. In each county which elects a County Assessor and a Board of Appeals, the County Assessor and the Board of Appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-10.1

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-10.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-10.1)
    Sec. 2A-10.1. Supervisor of Assessments. In each county of less than 3,000,000 inhabitants having an elected supervisor of assessments, the supervisor of assessments shall be elected at a general election and shall serve for a term of 4 years.
(Source: P.A. 84-837.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-11

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-11)
    Sec. 2A-11. Board of Assessors - Time of Election. A member of the Board of Assessors in each county which elects members of a Board of Assessors shall be elected at each general election to succeed each incumbent member whose term expires before the following general election.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-12

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-12) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-12)
    Sec. 2A-12. Board of Review - Time of Election. A member of the Board of Review in any county which elects members of a Board of Review shall be elected, at each general election which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of any incumbent member, to succeed each member whose term ends before the following general election, except that members of the Cook County Board of Review shall be elected as provided in subsection (c) of Section 5-5 of the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-13

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-13) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-13)
    Sec. 2A-13. Recorder of Deeds - Time of Election. In each county which elects a recorder, a recorder shall be elected at the general election in 1980 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-14

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-14) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-14)
    Sec. 2A-14. County Auditor - Time of Election. The County Auditor of each county which elects a County Auditor shall be elected at the general election in 1980 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-15

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-15) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-15)
    Sec. 2A-15. Circuit Clerk - Time of Election. The Clerk of the Circuit Court in each county shall be elected at the general election in 1980 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-16

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-16) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-16)
    Sec. 2A-16. County Clerk - Time of Election. The County Clerk of each county shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-17

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-17) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-17)
    Sec. 2A-17. Sheriff - Time of Election. The Sheriff of each county shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-18

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-18) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-18)
    Sec. 2A-18. Coroner - Time of Election. In each county which elects a Coroner, the Coroner shall be elected at the general election in 1980 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-19

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-19) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-19)
    Sec. 2A-19. County Treasurer - Time of Election. County Treasurers shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-416; 80-936; 80-1364.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-20

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-20) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-20)
    Sec. 2A-20. Regional Superintendent of Schools - Time of Election. Except in counties or educational service regions in which that office has been abolished, the Regional Superintendents of Schools shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 87-654; 88-89.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-21

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-21) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-21)
    Sec. 2A-21. State's Attorney - Time of Election. State's Attorneys shall be elected at the general election in 1980 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-22

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-22) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-22)
    Sec. 2A-22. Cook County - Commissioner - President - Time of Election. County Commissioners and the President of the County Board of Cook County, and the Chief Executive officer in other home rule counties, shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-23

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-23) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-23)
    Sec. 2A-23. County Board Members - Time of Election. County Board members in counties under township organization shall be elected at the general election in each even-numbered year to succeed members whose terms expire prior to the next general election.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-24

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-24) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-24)
    Sec. 2A-24. County Commissioners - Non Township Counties - Time of Election. A County Commissioner shall be elected at each general election in counties not under township organization to succeed each incumbent Commissioner whose term expires before the following general election.
    The Board of County Commissioners, at least 30 days before the first day for filing nomination petitions preceding each primary election in which 2 Commissioners are to be elected, may provide by resolution that candidates for such position shall each file nomination papers for and be nominated for and elected to a specific office. The resolution shall designate the positions to be filled as follows: Position A is the position now held (or vacated) by ........... (Name of one incumbent or most recent Commissioner) and position B is the position now held (or vacated) by .......... (Name of the other incumbent or most recent Commissioner).
(Source: P.A. 82-373.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-25

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-25) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-25)
    Sec. 2A-25. Chicago - Mayor - Clerk - Treasurer - Time of Election. The Mayor, a city clerk and a city treasurer of the City of Chicago shall be elected at the consolidated election in 1979 and at the consolidated election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-26

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-26) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-26)
    Sec. 2A-26. Chicago Aldermen. Aldermen of the City of Chicago shall be elected at the consolidated primary election in 1979 and at the consolidated primary election every 4 years thereafter. The runoff election where necessary, pursuant to law, for Chicago aldermen shall be held at the consolidated election in 1979, and every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-27

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-27) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-27)
    Sec. 2A-27. Cities generally; mayor; clerk; treasurer; time of election. A mayor, a city clerk, and a city treasurer shall be elected in each city that elects those officers (except the City of Chicago) at the consolidated election in 1979 or 1981 (in whichever of those years the terms of those officers expire) and at the consolidated election every 4 years thereafter. In cities that have provided for a 2 year term for elective officers under Section 3.1-10-65 of the Illinois Municipal Code, however, these city officers shall be elected at the consolidated election of each odd-numbered year.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-28

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-28) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-28)
    Sec. 2A-28. Cities Generally - Aldermen - Time of Election. An alderman of a city other than the City of Chicago shall be elected at the consolidated or general primary election in each year to succeed each incumbent alderman whose term ends before the following consolidated or general election.
(Source: P.A. 81-1433.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-29

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-29) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-29)
    Sec. 2A-29. Cities under Commission Form of Government - Commissioners and Mayor - Time of Election. A mayor and the commissioners of all municipalities which have adopted the commission form of municipal government shall be elected at the consolidated or general primary election which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of the incumbent mayor and commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 81-1433.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-30

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-30) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-30)
    Sec. 2A-30. Villages and Incorporated Towns with Population of Less than 50,000 - President - Trustees - Clerk. In villages and incorporated towns with a population of less than 50,000, a president shall be elected at the consolidated election in every other odd-numbered year when the president is elected for a 4 year term, and in each odd-numbered year when the president is elected for a 2 year term.
    Except as provided in Section 2A-30a, in villages and incorporated towns with a population of less than 50,000, 3 trustees shall be elected at the consolidated election in each odd-numbered year when trustees are elected for 4 year terms, and at the consolidated election in each odd-numbered year and at the general primary election in each even-numbered year when trustees are elected for 2 year terms. A primary to nominate candidates for the office of trustee to be elected at the general primary election shall be held on the Tuesday 6 weeks preceding that election.
    In villages and incorporated towns with a population of less than 50,000, a clerk shall be elected at the consolidated election in every other odd-numbered year when the clerk is elected for a 4 year term, and in each odd-numbered year when the clerk is elected for a 2 year term.
(Source: P.A. 80-1495.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-30a

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-30a) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-30a)
    Sec. 2A-30a. Trustees in villages under 5,000; time of election. In villages of under 5,000 population that provide by resolution and referendum that the village board of trustees shall be comprised of 4 members as provided by Section 3.1-25-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code, 2 trustees shall be elected at the consolidated election in each odd-numbered year after the adoption of the resolution when trustees are elected for 4 year terms, and at the consolidated election in each odd-numbered year and at the general primary election in each even-numbered year after the adoption of the resolution when trustees are elected for 2 year terms.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-31

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-31) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-31)
    Sec. 2A-31. Villages over 50,000; president; trustees; clerk; time of election.
    (a) In villages with a population of 50,000 or more, a president shall be elected at the consolidated election in 1979 or 1981 (in whichever of those years the term of the president expires) and every 4 years thereafter.
    (b) In villages with a population of 50,000 or more, 6 trustees shall be elected at the consolidated election in 1979 or 1981 (in whichever of those years the terms of the trustees expire) and every 4 years thereafter, unless the village has provided, in accordance with Section 3.1-25-15 of the Illinois Municipal Code, to elect trustees in the manner provided for villages with a population of less than 50,000, in which case trustees shall be elected at the time prescribed in Section 2A-30 of this Act.
    (c) In villages with a population of 50,000 or more, a clerk shall be elected at the consolidated election in every other odd-numbered year when the clerk is elected for a 4 year term, and in each odd-numbered year when the clerk is elected for a 2 year term.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-32

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-32) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-32)
    Sec. 2A-32. Incorporated Towns with Population of 50,000 or More - President - Clerk - Collector - Assessor - Supervisor - Trustee - Time of Election. In each incorporated town with a population of 50,000 or more, a president, a clerk, a collector, a supervisor and an assessor, when required, shall be elected in every incorporated town at the consolidated election in 1985 and at the consolidated election every 4 years thereafter.
    A trustee shall be elected to succeed each trustee whose term expires in a particular year, such election to be held at the consolidated election in odd-numbered years.
    The term of office of a trustee which expires in 1984 is extended to 1985 and the term of office of a trustee which expires in 1986 is extended to 1987.
(Source: P.A. 83-720.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-33

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-33) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-33)
    Sec. 2A-33. Town - Supervisors - Trustees - Township Collectors - Township Clerks - Township Assessors - Time of Election. In each town where such officials are elected, supervisors, township trustees, township collectors, township clerks multi-township assessors and township assessors shall be elected at the consolidated election in 1981 and at the consolidated election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 81-838.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-34

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-34) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-34)
    Sec. 2A-34. Highway Commissioners - Road District Clerks - Time of Election. Highway commissioners and road district clerks shall be elected at the consolidated election in 1985 and at the consolidated election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 81-1433.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-36

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-36) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-36)
    Sec. 2A-36. Fire Protection District - Trustee - Time of Election. A trustee of a Fire Protection District which elects its trustees shall be elected at each consolidated election in odd-numbered years to succeed each incumbent trustee whose term expires before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-37

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-37) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-37)
    Sec. 2A-37. Library District - Trustee - Time of Election. A trustee of a Library District shall be elected, at the consolidated election in odd-numbered years which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of any incumbent trustee, to succeed each incumbent trustee whose term ends before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 81-929.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-38

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-38) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-38)
    Sec. 2A-38. General Park District - Commissioners - Time of Election. A commissioner of a General Park District shall be elected at the consolidated election in odd-numbered years to succeed each incumbent commissioner whose term expires before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 84-861.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-39

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-39) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-39)
    Sec. 2A-39. Township Park District - Commissioner - Time of Election. A commissioner of a Township Park District shall be elected at the consolidated election of each odd-numbered year to succeed each incumbent commissioner whose term expires before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-40

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-40) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-40)
    Sec. 2A-40. Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago - Trustee - Time of Election. A trustee of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago shall be elected at each general election to succeed each incumbent trustee whose term expires before the following general election.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-41

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-41) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-41)
    Sec. 2A-41. Sanitary District - Trustee - Time of Election. A trustee of a Sanitary District which elects its trustees, other than the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, shall be elected at the general election in each even-numbered year which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of any incumbent trustee, to succeed each incumbent trustee whose term ends before the following general election.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-43

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-43) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-43)
    Sec. 2A-43. Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority - Commissioner - Time of Election. A commissioner of the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority shall be elected at the consolidated election of each odd-numbered year to succeed each incumbent commissioner whose term expires before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-44

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-44) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-44)
    Sec. 2A-44. Board of Library Trustees - Members - Time of Election. A member of an elected Board of Library Trustees shall be elected at the consolidated election which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of an incumbent trustee, to succeed each incumbent trustee whose term expires before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-45

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-45) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-45)
    Sec. 2A-45. Community Buildings - Board of Managers - Member - Time of Election. A member of a Board of Managers, which may have authority over township community buildings, shall be elected at the consolidated election of each odd-numbered year to succeed each incumbent manager whose term expires before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-46

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-46) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-46)
    Sec. 2A-46. Board of Stadium Commissioners - Commissioner - Time of election. A commissioner of a city Board of Stadium Commissioners shall be elected at each consolidated election which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of any incumbent commissioner, to succeed each incumbent commissioner whose term expires before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-48

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-48) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48)
    Sec. 2A-48. Board of School Directors - Member - Time of Election. A member of a Board of School Directors or a member of an elected Board of Education, as the case may be, shall be elected at each consolidated election to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-49

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-49) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-49)
    Sec. 2A-49. Board of School Inspectors - Member - Time of Election. A member of a Board of School Inspectors shall be elected at the consolidated election which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of any incumbent school inspector, to succeed each incumbent school inspector whose term ends before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-50

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-50) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-50)
    Sec. 2A-50. Regional Board of School Trustees - Trustee - Time of Election. Except in educational service regions having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants, a trustee of a Regional Board of School Trustees shall be elected at the consolidated election to succeed each incumbent trustee whose term ends before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-51

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-51) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-51)
    Sec. 2A-51. Schools - Trustee - Time of Election. Except in a township in which all school districts located therein have withdrawn from the jurisdiction and authority of the trustees of schools under the provisions of subsection (b) of Section 5-1 of the School Code and except in townships in which the office of trustee of schools has been abolished as provided in subsection (c) of Section 5-1 of the School Code, a trustee of schools shall be elected in townships at the consolidated election which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of any incumbent trustee, to succeed each incumbent trustee whose term ends before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-52

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-52) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-52)
    Sec. 2A-52. Community College District - Member - Time of Election. A member of the Board of a Community College District shall be elected at each consolidated election to succeed each elected incumbent member of the Board whose term expires before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-53

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-53) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-53)
    Sec. 2A-53. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-54

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-54) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-54)
    Sec. 2A-54. In those cases in which the election to an office is changed by the consolidation of elections to an earlier or later month in the same year or to a different year, the term of any incumbent serving on December 1, 1980 is extended to the first Monday in the first month following the election of his successor and until the successor has qualified, and the term of the successor in office shall commence on that first Monday.
    The term of office of a person elected at a nonpartisan election whose term begins before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 shall expire on the date that his or her term would have expired had this amendatory Act of 1997 not been enacted. The term of office of a person elected at a consolidated election held on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 to succeed to a term of office of a person elected at a nonpartisan election shall begin upon the termination of the predecessor's term of office. The term of office of a person elected to succeed to a term of office of a person elected at a nonpartisan election shall end after the next consolidated election at which a successor is elected and at the regularly scheduled time for the ending of terms of office as provided in the Act or Acts creating or governing that unit of local government or school district.
    However, this general provision for the transition of terms of office in relation to the adoption of a uniform schedule of elections shall be subject to the specific provisions for the transition of terms of office in the several Acts creating or governing the creation of various units of local government and school districts, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/2A-55

    (10 ILCS 5/2A-55)
    Sec. 2A-55. Forest preserve districts; commissioners; time of election. A forest preserve district commissioner elected under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act shall be elected at each consolidated election to succeed each incumbent commissioner whose term expires before the following consolidated election.
(Source: P.A. 88-443.)

10 ILCS 5/Art. 3

 
    (10 ILCS 5/Art. 3 heading)
ARTICLE 3. QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS

10 ILCS 5/3-1

    (10 ILCS 5/3-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 3-1)
    Sec. 3-1. Every person (i) who has resided in this State and in the election district 30 days next preceding any election therein, or (ii) who has resided in and is registered to vote from the election district 30 days next preceding any election therein and has moved to another election district in this State within said 30 days and has made and subscribed to the affidavit provided in paragraph (b) of Section 17-10 of this Act, or (iii) who has resided in and is registered to vote from the election district 30 days next preceding any election therein and has not moved to another residence but whose address has changed as a result of implementation of a 9-1-1 emergency telephone system and has made and subscribed to the affidavit provided in subsection (a) of Section 17-10, and who is a citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 or more years is entitled to vote at such election for all offices and on all propositions. Any military establishment within the boundaries of Illinois is "in this State" even though the government of the United States may have exclusive jurisdiction over such establishment.
(Source: P.A. 90-664, eff. 7-30-98.)

10 ILCS 5/3-1.2

    (10 ILCS 5/3-1.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 3-1.2)
    Sec. 3-1.2. Eligibility to sign petition. For the purpose of determining eligibility to sign a nominating petition or a petition proposing a public question the terms "voter", "registered voter", "qualified voter", "legal voter", "elector", "qualified elector", "primary elector" and "qualified primary elector" as used in this Code or in another Statute shall mean a person who is registered to vote at the address shown opposite his signature on the petition or was registered to vote at such address when he signed the petition. Any person, otherwise qualified under this Section, who has not moved to another residence but whose address has changed as a result of implementation of a 9-1-1 emergency telephone system shall be considered a "voter", "registered voter", "qualified voter", "legal voter", "elector", "qualified elector", "primary elector", and "qualified primary elector".
(Source: P.A. 91-57, eff. 6-30-99; 92-129, eff. 7-20-01.)

10 ILCS 5/3-1.3

    (10 ILCS 5/3-1.3) (from Ch. 46, par. 3-1.3)
    Sec. 3-1.3. Whenever this Code or another Statute requires that a nominating petition or a petition proposing a public question shall be signed by a specified percentage of the registered voters of the State, a political subdivision or district or precinct or combination of precincts, the total number of voters to which the percentage is applied shall be the number of voters who are registered in the State, political subdivision or district or precinct or combination of precincts, as the case may be, on the date registration closed before the regular election next preceding the last day on which such petition may be filed in accordance with the general election law. This Section does not apply to the determination of the number of signatures required on a petition filed pursuant to Article IX of The Liquor Control Act of 1934.
(Source: P.A. 84-1467.)

10 ILCS 5/3-2

    (10 ILCS 5/3-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 3-2)
    Sec. 3-2. (a) A permanent abode is necessary to constitute a residence within the meaning of Section 3-1. No elector or spouse shall be deemed to have lost his or her residence in any precinct or election district in this State by reason of his or her absence on business of the United States, or of this State. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prevent homeless individuals from registering to vote under the provisions of this Act.
    (b) A homeless individual must have a mailing address in order to be eligible to register to vote. For purposes of this Act, a mailing address shall constitute a homeless individual's residence for voting purposes. A mailing address of a homeless individual may include, but is not limited to, a shelter, a day shelter, or a private residence.
    Election authorities may by reasonable rules limit the place where voter registration of homeless individuals may be taken and the class of deputy registrars who may take the voter registration of homeless individuals.
    (c) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to confer upon homeless individuals any additional privileges or benefits other than the right to register to vote and to be qualified to vote in an election under Articles 4, 5, and 6 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 87-1241.)

10 ILCS 5/3-3

    (10 ILCS 5/3-3) (from Ch. 46, par. 3-3)
    Sec. 3-3. Every honorably discharged soldier or sailor who is an inmate of any soldiers' and sailors' home within the State of Illinois, any person who is a resident of a facility licensed or certified pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the ID/DD Community Care Act, or any person who is a resident of a community-integrated living arrangement, as defined in Section 3 of the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act, for 30 days or longer, and who is a citizen of the United States and has resided in this State and in the election district 30 days next preceding any election shall be entitled to vote in the election district in which any such home or community-integrated living arrangement in which he is an inmate or resident is located, for all officers that now are or hereafter may be elected by the people, and upon all questions that may be submitted to the vote of the people: Provided, that he shall declare upon oath, that it was his bona fide intention at the time he entered said home or community-integrated living arrangement to become a resident thereof.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

10 ILCS 5/3-4

    (10 ILCS 5/3-4) (from Ch. 46, par. 3-4)
    Sec. 3-4. No patient of any hospital or mental institution in this State, shall by virtue of his abode at such hospital or mental institution be deemed a resident or legal voter in the town, city, village or election district or precinct in which such hospital or mental institution may be situated; but every such person shall be deemed a resident of the town, city, village or election district or precinct in which he resided next prior to becoming a patient of such hospital or mental institution. However, the term "hospital" does not include skilled nursing facilities.
(Source: P.A. 79-1123.)

10 ILCS 5/3-5

    (10 ILCS 5/3-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 3-5)
    Sec. 3-5. No person who has been legally convicted, in this or another State or in any federal court, of any crime, and is serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution, or who has been convicted under any section of this Act and is serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution, shall vote, offer to vote, attempt to vote or be permitted to vote at any election until his release from confinement.
    Confinement for purposes of this Section shall include any person convicted and imprisoned but granted a furlough as provided by Section 3-11-1 of the "Unified Code of Corrections", or admitted to a work release program as provided by Section 3-13-2 of the "Unified Code of Corrections". Confinement shall not include any person convicted and imprisoned but released on parole.
    Confinement or detention in a jail pending acquittal or conviction of a crime is not a disqualification for voting.
(Source: P.A. 94-637, eff. 1-1-06.)

10 ILCS 5/3-6

    (10 ILCS 5/3-6)
    Sec. 3-6. Voting age. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who is 17 years old on the date of a primary election and who is otherwise qualified to vote is qualified to vote at that primary, including voting an absentee, grace period, or early voting ballot with respect to that primary, if that person will be 18 years old on the date of the immediately following general election.
    References in this Code and elsewhere to the requirement that a person must be 18 years old to vote shall be interpreted in accordance with this Section.
    For the purposes of this Act, an individual who is 17 years of age and who will be 18 years of age on the date of the general election shall be deemed competent to execute and attest to any voter registration forms.
(Source: P.A. 98-51, eff. 1-1-14.)

10 ILCS 5/Art. 4

 
    (10 ILCS 5/Art. 4 heading)
ARTICLE 4. REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS IN
COUNTIES HAVING A POPULATION OF LESS
THAN 500,000

10 ILCS 5/4-1

    (10 ILCS 5/4-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-1)
    Sec. 4-1. Except as provided in this Article 4, it is unlawful for any person residing in a county containing a population of less than 500,000, to vote at any election at which any officers are to be nominated or elected, or at any election at which any questions of public policy are to be voted on, unless such person is at the time of such election a registered voter under the provisions of this Article 4.
    The provisions of this Article do not apply to electors voting in an election of any soil and water conservation district or drainage district or to electors residing in municipalities in this State which have adopted "An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State", approved June 19, 1885, as amended, or which have adopted Articles 6, 14 and 18 of this Act. This Article shall not apply to electors voting pursuant to Article 20 of this Act.
    The provisions of this Article 4, so far as they require the registration of voters as a condition to their being allowed to vote shall not apply to persons otherwise entitled to vote who have made and subscribed to the affidavit provided in paragraph (b) of Section 17-10 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1060.)

10 ILCS 5/4-2

    (10 ILCS 5/4-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-2)
    Sec. 4-2. No person shall be entitled to be registered in and from any precinct unless such person shall by the date of the election next following have resided in the State and within the precinct 30 days and be otherwise qualified to vote at such election. Every applicant who shall be 18 years of age or over on the day of the next election shall be permitted to register, if otherwise qualified.
    To constitute residence under this Act, Article 3 is controlling.
(Source: P.A. 81-953.)

10 ILCS 5/4-3

    (10 ILCS 5/4-3) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-3)
    Sec. 4-3. The county board shall appoint the place of registry in each precinct for any precinct re-registration of 1969 and 1970 under this Article 4 and for all precinct registrations. Such place or places shall be in the most public, orderly and convenient portions thereof; and no building or part of a building shall be designated or used as a place of registry, in which spirituous or intoxicating liquor is sold or which is used as political headquarters for any party, candidate or office holder. The county clerk may demand of the chief of police of each city, village or incorporated town, or the sheriff, to furnish officers of the law to attend during the progress of any registration at any place or places of registration designated by the county board.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 570.)

10 ILCS 5/4-4

    (10 ILCS 5/4-4) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-4)
    Sec. 4-4. The county clerk shall be ex officio the registration officer of such county and shall have full charge and control of the registration of voters within such county, where this Article 4 is in effect.
    For the 3 days of any 1969 and 1970 re-registration and for precinct registrations hereinafter provided, 2 of the judges of election, no more than one from the same political party, theretofore duly appointed and confirmed as such and acting in each precinct, shall be designated by the county clerk to constitute a board of registration for each precinct, respectively, and each of such judges of election so designated shall serve as a judge of registration therein.
    In counties over 1,000,000 population town or road district clerks, city or village clerks, their duly authorized deputies approved by the county clerk, and employees of the office of the county clerk may be appointed by the county clerk as deputy registration officers.
    Such clerks appointed as deputy registration officers may accept registration of voters at their offices at any time that such registrations may be accepted by the county clerk, but shall not accept such registrations at any other place. Such deputy registration officers shall return any registrations accepted by them to the county clerk within 7 days after any registration is accepted by them.
    Registration officers, deputy registration officers and judges of registration shall be officers of the court and the provisions of the laws of this State as to vacancies, removal and control (except as hereinafter provided), and punishment in case of misbehavior of judges of election shall apply to such registration officials.
    Each registration officer including officers and judges of registration shall before entering upon his duties take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation:
    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of registration officer to the best of my ability, and that I will register no person nor cause the registration of any person except upon his personal application before me.
                      .......................................
                        (Signature of Registration Officer)"
 
This oath shall be administered by the county clerk, or by one of his deputies, or by any person qualified to take acknowledgments and shall immediately thereafter be filed with the county clerk, except that judges of registration may administer such oath or affirmation to each other and such oath of office and all affidavits which have been signed and sworn to before them shall be returned to the office of the county clerk in an envelope provided for that purpose.
    No registration official for a precinct or other place of registration shall, without urgent necessity, absent himself from the place of registration or revision of registration upon any day of registration or revision of registration whereby less than the number of persons necessary to conduct the registration or revision of registration shall be present during such hours of registration or revision of registration.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 572.)

10 ILCS 5/4-5

    (10 ILCS 5/4-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-5)
    Sec. 4-5. The registration preceding the November, 1942, election shall constitute a permanent registration subject to revision and alteration in the manner hereinafter provided; and all registrations subsequent thereto shall be upon registration record cards provided by the county clerk. However, if the county board, by resolution adopted before October 15, 1969, determines that there shall be a re-registration in the county before the June, 1970, primary as provided in this Article, such 1942 registration shall be a permanent registration only until such re-registration as provided in Section 4-5.01.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2987.)

10 ILCS 5/4-5.01

    (10 ILCS 5/4-5.01) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-5.01)
    Sec. 4-5.01. Where the county board determines, as provided in Section 4-5, that there shall be a re-registration before the June, 1970, primary, there shall, subject to the provisions of Section 4-6, be 3 days of re-registration in each precinct. The first of such 3 days of re-registration shall be Friday, November 21, 1969; the second, Friday, December 19, 1969; and the third, Tuesday, January 15, 1970. On each of the 3 days of re-registration, the registration place or places shall open at 8:00 a.m. and remain open until 9:00 p.m.
    Re-registration provided by this Article 4 shall be conducted by the county clerk, shall be at the office of such clerk or in the precinct or in the offices of the respective deputy registration officers appointed by the county clerk as hereinabove in this Article provided, and shall be upon registration record cards in the manner provided by this Article. Such re-registration shall constitute a permanent registration subject to revision and alteration in the manner hereinafter provided. All registrations shall be on registration record cards provided by the county clerk in accordance with the provisions of this Article 4.
    Immediately following the last day of precinct re-registration in 1970, all permanent registration records compiled before November 21, 1969, shall be destroyed if no election contest is pending in which such records are material.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2987.)

10 ILCS 5/4-6

    (10 ILCS 5/4-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-6)
    Sec. 4-6. For the purpose of registering voters under this Article in addition to the method provided for precinct registration under Section 4-7, the office of the county clerk shall be open every day, except Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Saturdays the hours of registration shall be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and such additional hours as the county clerk may designate. If, however, the county board otherwise duly regulates and fixes the hours of opening and closing of all county offices at the county seat of any county, such regulation shall control and supersede the hours herein specified. There shall be no registration at the office of the county clerk or at the office of municipal and township or road district clerks serving as deputy registrars during the 27 days preceding any regular or special election at which the cards provided in this Article are used, or until the 2nd day following such regular or special election; provided, that if by reason of the proximity of any such elections to one another the effect of this provision would be to close registrations for all or any part of the 10 days immediately prior to such 27 day period, the county clerk shall accept, solely for use in the subsequent and not in any intervening election, registrations and transfers of registration within the period from the 27th to the 38th days, both inclusive, prior to such subsequent election. In any election called for the submission of the revision or alteration of, or the amendments to the Constitution, submitted by a Constitutional Convention, the final day for registration at the office of the election authority charged with the printing of the ballot of this election shall be the 15th day prior to the date of election.
    Any qualified person residing within the county or any portion thereof subject to this Article may register or re-register with the county clerk.
    Each county clerk shall appoint one or more registration or re-registration teams for the purpose of accepting the registration or re-registration of any voter who files an affidavit that he is physically unable to appear at any appointed place of registration or re-registration. Each team shall consist of one member of each political party having the highest and second highest number of registered voters in the county. The county clerk shall designate a team to visit each disabled person and shall accept the registration or re-registration of each such person as if he had applied for registration or re-registration at the office of the county clerk.
    As used in this Article, "deputy registrars" and "registration officers" mean any person authorized to accept registrations of electors under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 92-816, eff. 8-21-02.)

10 ILCS 5/4-6.1

    (10 ILCS 5/4-6.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-6.1)
    Sec. 4-6.1. In addition to registration at the office of the county clerk, and at the offices of municipal and township or road district clerks, each county clerk shall provide for the following additional methods of registration:
        (1) the appointment of deputy registrars as provided
    
in Section 4-6.2; and
        (2) the establishment of temporary places of
    
registration, as provided in Section 4-6.3.
    Each county clerk may provide for precinct registration pursuant to Section 4-7.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

10 ILCS 5/4-6.2

    (10 ILCS 5/4-6.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-6.2)
    Sec. 4-6.2. (a) The county clerk shall appoint all municipal and township or road district clerks or their duly authorized deputies as deputy registrars who may accept the registration of all qualified residents of the State.
    The county clerk shall appoint all precinct committeepersons in the county as deputy registrars who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State, except during the 27 days preceding an election.
    The county clerk shall appoint each of the following named persons as deputy registrars upon the written request of such persons:
        1. The chief librarian, or a qualified person
    
designated by the chief librarian, of any public library situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any qualified resident of the State, at such library.
        2. The principal, or a qualified person designated by
    
the principal, of any high school, elementary school, or vocational school situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any qualified resident of the State, at such school. The county clerk shall notify every principal and vice-principal of each high school, elementary school, and vocational school situated within the election jurisdiction of their eligibility to serve as deputy registrars and offer training courses for service as deputy registrars at conveniently located facilities at least 4 months prior to every election.
        3. The president, or a qualified person designated by
    
the president, of any university, college, community college, academy or other institution of learning situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any resident of the State, at such university, college, community college, academy or institution.
        4. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona
    
fide labor organization, or a reasonable number of qualified members designated by such official, who may accept the registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
        5. A duly elected or appointed official of a bonafide
    
State civic organization, as defined and determined by rule of the State Board of Elections, or qualified members designated by such official, who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State. In determining the number of deputy registrars that shall be appointed, the county clerk shall consider the population of the jurisdiction, the size of the organization, the geographic size of the jurisdiction, convenience for the public, the existing number of deputy registrars in the jurisdiction and their location, the registration activities of the organization and the need to appoint deputy registrars to assist and facilitate the registration of non-English speaking individuals. In no event shall a county clerk fix an arbitrary number applicable to every civic organization requesting appointment of its members as deputy registrars. The State Board of Elections shall by rule provide for certification of bonafide State civic organizations. Such appointments shall be made for a period not to exceed 2 years, terminating on the first business day of the month following the month of the general election, and shall be valid for all periods of voter registration as provided by this Code during the terms of such appointments.
        6. The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or
    
a reasonable number of employees designated by the Director and located at public aid offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the county at any such public aid office.
        7. The Director of the Illinois Department of
    
Employment Security, or a reasonable number of employees designated by the Director and located at unemployment offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the county at any such unemployment office.
        8. The president of any corporation as defined by the
    
Business Corporation Act of 1983, or a reasonable number of employees designated by such president, who may accept the registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
    If the request to be appointed as deputy registrar is denied, the county clerk shall, within 10 days after the date the request is submitted, provide the affected individual or organization with written notice setting forth the specific reasons or criteria relied upon to deny the request to be appointed as deputy registrar.
    The county clerk may appoint as many additional deputy registrars as he considers necessary. The county clerk shall appoint such additional deputy registrars in such manner that the convenience of the public is served, giving due consideration to both population concentration and area. Some of the additional deputy registrars shall be selected so that there are an equal number from each of the 2 major political parties in the election jurisdiction. The county clerk, in appointing an additional deputy registrar, shall make the appointment from a list of applicants submitted by the Chairman of the County Central Committee of the applicant's political party. A Chairman of a County Central Committee shall submit a list of applicants to the county clerk by November 30 of each year. The county clerk may require a Chairman of a County Central Committee to furnish a supplemental list of applicants.
    Deputy registrars may accept registrations at any time other than the 27 day period preceding an election. All persons appointed as deputy registrars shall be registered voters within the county and shall take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation:
    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of deputy registrar to the best of my ability and that I will register no person nor cause the registration of any person except upon his personal application before me.
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(Signature Deputy Registrar)"
    This oath shall be administered by the county clerk, or by one of his deputies, or by any person qualified to take acknowledgement of deeds and shall immediately thereafter be filed with the county clerk.
    Appointments of deputy registrars under this Section, except precinct committeemen, shall be for 2-year terms, commencing on December 1 following the general election of each even-numbered year; except that the terms of the initial appointments shall be until December 1st following the next general election. Appointments of precinct committeemen shall be for 2-year terms commencing on the date of the county convention following the general primary at which they were elected. The county clerk shall issue a certificate of appointment to each deputy registrar, and shall maintain in his office for public inspection a list of the names of all appointees.
    (b) The county clerk shall be responsible for training all deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a), at times and locations reasonably convenient for both the county clerk and such appointees. The county clerk shall be responsible for certifying and supervising all deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a). Deputy registrars appointed under subsection (a) shall be subject to removal for cause.
    (c) Completed registration materials under the control of deputy registrars, appointed pursuant to subsection (a), shall be returned to the appointing election authority by first-class mail within 2 business days or personal delivery within 7 days, except that completed registration materials received by the deputy registrars during the period between the 35th and 28th day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy registrars to the appointing election authority within 48 hours after receipt thereof. The completed registration materials received by the deputy registrars on the 28th day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy registrars within 24 hours after receipt thereof. Unused materials shall be returned by deputy registrars appointed pursuant to paragraph 4 of subsection (a), not later than the next working day following the close of registration.
    (d) The county clerk or board of election commissioners, as the case may be, must provide any additional forms requested by any deputy registrar regardless of the number of unaccounted registration forms the deputy registrar may have in his or her possession.
    (e) No deputy registrar shall engage in any electioneering or the promotion of any cause during the performance of his or her duties.
    (f) The county clerk shall not be criminally or civilly liable for the acts or omissions of any deputy registrar. Such deputy registrars shall not be deemed to be employees of the county clerk.
    (g) Completed registration materials returned by deputy registrars for persons residing outside the county shall be transmitted by the county clerk within 2 days after receipt to the election authority of the person's election jurisdiction of residence.
(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)

10 ILCS 5/4-6.3

    (10 ILCS 5/4-6.3) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-6.3)
    Sec. 4-6.3. The county clerk may establish a temporary place of registration for such times and at such locations within the county as the county clerk may select. However, no temporary place of registration may be in operation during the 27 days preceding an election. Notice of the time and place of registration under this Section shall be published by the county clerk in a newspaper having a general circulation in the county not less than 3 nor more than 15 days before the holding of such registration.
    Temporary places of registration shall be established so that the areas of concentration of population or use by the public are served, whether by facilities provided in places of private business or in public buildings or in mobile units. Areas which may be designated as temporary places of registration include, but are not limited to, facilities licensed or certified pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the ID/DD Community Care Act, Soldiers' and Sailors' Homes, shopping centers, business districts, public buildings and county fairs.
    Temporary places of registration shall be available to the public not less than 2 hours per year for each 1,000 population or fraction thereof in the county.
    All temporary places of registration shall be manned by deputy county clerks or deputy registrars appointed pursuant to Section 4-6.2.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

10 ILCS 5/4-7

    (10 ILCS 5/4-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-7)
    Sec. 4-7. In counties having a re-registration in 1969 and 1970, there shall be 3 days of precinct re-registration in each precinct. The first of such 3 days shall be Friday, November 21, 1969; the second, Friday, December 19, 1969; and the third, Tuesday, January 15, 1970. In all counties over 1,000,000 population, or in counties under 1,000,000 population if the county clerk determines to have precinct registration in the county pursuant to Section 4-6.1 there shall be one day of precinct registration preceding each regular election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years, on Saturday preceding the Tuesday 6 weeks preceding the election. The county board shall have authority to designate 2 days of registration in each precinct, in which event the second day of precinct registration shall be 29 days before such election. On each day of registration, the registration places shall be opened at noon and remain open until 9:00 P.M. The provisions of Section 4-3 of this Article shall apply to the selection of places of registration or re-registration under this Section.
    At least 20 days prior to a precinct registration or re-registration, the county clerk shall publish a notice of registration or re-registration, giving the dates, hours and places of registration or re-registration, in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county, if there is one, or otherwise in a newspaper of general circulation in such county.
    The election authorities shall issue credentials to registration day pollwatchers in the manner and on the terms prescribed in Section 17-23 with respect to pollwatchers at elections. Registration day pollwatchers shall be allowed to see the names and addresses of the people who have registered during the course of the day.
    No person shall, at any precinct registration or reregistration, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any precinct registration place or within 30 feet thereof. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit any candidate from being present in or near any precinct registration place. All persons who register to vote at any precinct registration place must be residents of the precinct in which they register.
(Source: P.A. 81-1535.)

10 ILCS 5/4-8

    (10 ILCS 5/4-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-8)
    Sec. 4-8. The county clerk shall provide a sufficient number of blank forms for the registration of electors, which shall be known as registration record cards and which shall consist of loose leaf sheets or cards, of suitable size to contain in plain writing and figures the data hereinafter required thereon or shall consist of computer cards of suitable nature to contain the data required thereon. The registration record cards, which shall include an affidavit of registration as hereinafter provided, shall be executed in duplicate.
    The registration record card shall contain the following and such other information as the county clerk may think it proper to require for the identification of the applicant for registration:
    Name. The name of the applicant, giving surname and first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the initial for such middle name, if any.
    Sex.
    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue, or other location of the dwelling, including the apartment, unit or room number, if any, and in the case of a mobile home the lot number, and such additional clear and definite description as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the dwelling of the applicant. Where the location cannot be determined by street and number, then the section, congressional township and range number may be used, or such other description as may be necessary, including post-office mailing address. In the case of a homeless individual, the individual's voting residence that is his or her mailing address shall be included on his or her registration record card.
    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and precinct. This information shall be furnished by the applicant stating the place or places where he resided and the dates during which he resided in such place or places during the year next preceding the date of the next ensuing election.
    Nativity. The state or country in which the applicant was born.
    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place, and date of naturalization.
    Date of application for registration, i.e., the day, month and year when applicant presented himself for registration.
    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
    Physical disability of the applicant, if any, at the time of registration, which would require assistance in voting.
    The county and state in which the applicant was last registered.
    Electronic mail address, if any.
    Signature of voter. The applicant, after the registration and in the presence of a deputy registrar or other officer of registration shall be required to sign his or her name in ink to the affidavit on both the original and duplicate registration record cards.
    Signature of deputy registrar or officer of registration.
    In case applicant is unable to sign his name, he may affix his mark to the affidavit. In such case the officer empowered to give the registration oath shall write a detailed description of the applicant in the space provided on the back or at the bottom of the card or sheet; and shall ask the following questions and record the answers thereto:
    Father's first name.
    Mother's first name.
    From what address did the applicant last register?
    Reason for inability to sign name.
    Each applicant for registration shall make an affidavit in substantially the following form:
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
STATE OF ILLINOIS
COUNTY OF .......
    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that on the date of the next election I shall have resided in the State of Illinois and in the election precinct in which I reside 30 days and that I intend that this location shall be my residence; that I am fully qualified to vote, and that the above statements are true.
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(His or her signature or mark)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
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Signature of registration officer.
(To be signed in presence of registrant.)
 
    Space shall be provided upon the face of each registration record card for the notation of the voting record of the person registered thereon.
    Each registration record card shall be numbered according to precincts, and may be serially or otherwise marked for identification in such manner as the county clerk may determine.
    The registration cards shall be deemed public records and shall be open to inspection during regular business hours, except during the 27 days immediately preceding any election. On written request of any candidate or objector or any person intending to object to a petition, the election authority shall extend its hours for inspection of registration cards and other records of the election authority during the period beginning with the filing of petitions under Sections 7-10, 8-8, 10-6 or 28-3 and continuing through the termination of electoral board hearings on any objections to petitions containing signatures of registered voters in the jurisdiction of the election authority. The extension shall be for a period of hours sufficient to allow adequate opportunity for examination of the records but the election authority is not required to extend its hours beyond the period beginning at its normal opening for business and ending at midnight. If the business hours are so extended, the election authority shall post a public notice of such extended hours. Registration record cards may also be inspected, upon approval of the officer in charge of the cards, during the 27 days immediately preceding any election. Registration record cards shall also be open to inspection by certified judges and poll watchers and challengers at the polling place on election day, but only to the extent necessary to determine the question of the right of a person to vote or to serve as a judge of election. At no time shall poll watchers or challengers be allowed to physically handle the registration record cards.
    Updated copies of computer tapes or computer discs or other electronic data processing information containing voter registration information shall be furnished by the county clerk within 10 days after December 15 and May 15 each year and within 10 days after each registration period is closed to the State Board of Elections in a form prescribed by the Board. For the purposes of this Section, a registration period is closed 27 days before the date of any regular or special election. Registration information shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: name, sex, residence, telephone number, if any, age, party affiliation, if applicable, precinct, ward, township, county, and representative, legislative and congressional districts. In the event of noncompliance, the State Board of Elections is directed to obtain compliance forthwith with this nondiscretionary duty of the election authority by instituting legal proceedings in the circuit court of the county in which the election authority maintains the registration information. The costs of furnishing updated copies of tapes or discs shall be paid at a rate of $.00034 per name of registered voters in the election jurisdiction, but not less than $50 per tape or disc and shall be paid from appropriations made to the State Board of Elections for reimbursement to the election authority for such purpose. The State Board shall furnish copies of such tapes, discs, other electronic data or compilations thereof to state political committees registered pursuant to the Illinois Campaign Finance Act or the Federal Election Campaign Act and to governmental entities, at their request and at a reasonable cost. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of voter registration information, the disclosure of electronic voter registration records to any person or entity other than to a State or local political committee and other than to a governmental entity for a governmental purpose is specifically prohibited except as follows: subject to security measures adopted by the State Board of Elections which, at a minimum, shall include the keeping of a catalog or database, available for public view, including the name, address, and telephone number of the person viewing the list as well as the time of that viewing, any person may view the centralized statewide voter registration list on a computer screen at the Springfield office of the State Board of Elections, during normal business hours other than during the 27 days before an election, but the person viewing the list under this exception may not print, duplicate, transmit, or alter the list. Copies of the tapes, discs, or other electronic data shall be furnished by the county clerk to local political committees and governmental entities at their request and at a reasonable cost. Reasonable cost of the tapes, discs, et cetera for this purpose would be the cost of duplication plus 15% for administration. The individual representing a political committee requesting copies of such tapes shall make a sworn affidavit that the information shall be used only for bona fide political purposes, including by or for candidates for office or incumbent office holders. Such tapes, discs or other electronic data shall not be used under any circumstances by any political committee or individuals for purposes of commercial solicitation or other business purposes. If such tapes contain information on county residents related to the operations of county government in addition to registration information, that information shall not be used under any circumstances for commercial solicitation or other business purposes. The prohibition in this Section against using the computer tapes or computer discs or other electronic data processing information containing voter registration information for purposes of commercial solicitation or other business purposes shall be prospective only from the effective date of this amended Act of 1979. Any person who violates this provision shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    The State Board of Elections shall promulgate, by October 1, 1987, such regulations as may be necessary to ensure uniformity throughout the State in electronic data processing of voter registration information. The regulations shall include, but need not be limited to, specifications for uniform medium, communications protocol and file structure to be employed by the election authorities of this State in the electronic data processing of voter registration information. Each election authority utilizing electronic data processing of voter registration information shall comply with such regulations on and after May 15, 1988.
    If the applicant for registration was last registered in another county within this State, he shall also sign a certificate authorizing cancellation of the former registration. The certificate shall be in substantially the following form:
To the County Clerk of.... County, Illinois. (or)
To the Election Commission of the City of ...., Illinois.
    This is to certify that I am registered in your (county) (city) and that my residence was .
Having moved out of your (county) (city), I hereby authorize you to cancel said registration in your office.
Dated at ...., Illinois, on (insert date).
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(Signature of Voter)
Attest: ................,  County Clerk, .............
County, Illinois.
    The cancellation certificate shall be mailed immediately by the County Clerk to the County Clerk (or election commission as the case may be) where the applicant was formerly registered. Receipt of such certificate shall be full authority for cancellation of any previous registration.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/4-8.01

    (10 ILCS 5/4-8.01) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-8.01)
    Sec. 4-8.01. If an applicant for registration reports a permanent physical disability which would require assistance in voting, the county clerk shall mark all his registration cards in the right margin on the front of the card with a band of ink running the full margin which shall be of contrast to, and easily distinguishable from, the color of the card. If an applicant for registration declares upon properly witnessed oath, with his signature or mark affixed, that he cannot read the English language and that he will require assistance in voting, all his registration cards shall be marked in a manner similar to the marking on the cards of a voter who requires assistance because of physical disability, except that the marking shall be of a different distinguishing color. Following each election the cards of any voter who has requested assistance as a disabled voter, and has stated that the disability is permanent, or who has received assistance because of inability to read the English language, shall be marked in the same manner.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3525.)

10 ILCS 5/4-8.02

    (10 ILCS 5/4-8.02) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-8.02)
    Sec. 4-8.02. Upon the issuance of a disabled voter's identification card as provided in Section 19-12.1, the county clerk shall cause the identification number of such card to be clearly noted on all the registration cards of such voter.
(Source: P.A. 78-320.)

10 ILCS 5/4-8.03

    (10 ILCS 5/4-8.03) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-8.03)
    Sec. 4-8.03. The State Board of Elections shall design a registration record card which, except as otherwise provided in this Section, shall be used in triplicate by all election authorities in the State, except those election authorities adopting a computer-based voter registration file authorized under Section 4-33. The Board shall prescribe the form and specifications, including but not limited to the weight of paper, color and print of such cards. Such cards shall contain boxes or spaces for the information required under Sections 4-8 and 4-21 of this Code; provided, that such cards shall also contain a box or space for the applicant's social security number, which shall be required to the extent allowed by law but in no case shall the applicant provide fewer than the last 4 digits of the social security number, and a box for the applicant's telephone number, if available.
    Except for those election authorities adopting a computer-based voter registration file authorized under Section 4-33, the original and duplicate cards shall respectively constitute the master file and precinct binder registration records of the voter. A copy shall be given to the applicant upon completion of his or her registration or completed transfer of registration.
    Whenever a voter moves to another precinct within the same election jurisdiction or to another election jurisdiction in the State, such voter may transfer his or her registration by presenting his or her copy to the election authority or a deputy registrar. If such voter is not in possession of or has lost his or her copy, he or she may effect a transfer of registration by executing an Affidavit of Cancellation of Previous Registration.
    In the case of a transfer of registration to a new election jurisdiction, the election authority shall transmit the voter's copy or such affidavit to the election authority of the voter's former election jurisdiction, which shall immediately cause the transmission of the voter's previous registration card to the voter's new election authority. No transfer of registration to a new election jurisdiction shall be complete until the voter's old election authority receives notification.
    Deputy registrars shall return all copies of registration record cards or Affidavits of Cancellation of Previous Registration to the election authority within 7 working days after the receipt thereof, except that such copies or Affidavits of Cancellation of Previous Registration received by the deputy registrars between the 35th and 28th day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy registrars to the election authority within 48 hours after receipt. The deputy registrars shall return the copies or Affidavits of Cancellation of Previous Registration received by them on the 28th day preceding an election to the election authority within 24 hours after receipt thereof.
(Source: P.A. 91-73, eff. 7-9-99; 92-816, eff. 8-21-02.)

10 ILCS 5/4-9

    (10 ILCS 5/4-9) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-9)
    Sec. 4-9. The county clerk shall fully instruct the registration officers and deputy registration officers in their duties. Each registration officer and deputy registration officer shall receipt to the county clerk for all blank registration record cards issued to him, specifying therein the number of the blanks received by him, and each registration officer and deputy registration officer shall be charged with such blanks until he returns them to the county clerk. If for any cause a blank registration record card is mutilated or rendered unfit for use in making it out, or if a mistake thereon has been made, such blank shall not be destroyed, but the word "mutilated" shall be written across the face of such card, and the card shall be returned to the county clerk and be preserved in the same manner and for the same length of time as mutilated ballots. When each 1969 and 1970 precinct re-registration has been completed, each registration officer shall certify the registration records in substantially the following form:
    "We, the undersigned registration officers or deputy registration officers in the County of .... in the State of Illinois, do swear (or affirm) that at the registration of electors on (insert date) there was registered by us in the said election precinct the names which appear on the registration records, and that the number of voters registered and qualified was and is the number of ....
......................
......................
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Registration officers.
Date ................"
 
    After completion of each 1969 and 1970 precinct re-registration each of the officers of registration for such precinct shall place all registration cards received by him, regardless of whether such cards have been unused, filled out, executed or mutilated, in an envelope to be provided for that purpose by the county clerk and shall seal such envelope with an official wax impression seal and sign his name across the face of such envelope. The judge of registration for such precinct shall include in the envelope sealed by him the certification of the registration records hereinabove required. The judge of registration for such precinct shall within 24 hours after the close of re-registration make personal delivery of all envelopes containing the re-registration cards for such precinct to the county clerk.
    Other precinct registrations shall be certified and returned in the same manner.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

10 ILCS 5/4-10

    (10 ILCS 5/4-10) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-10)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-104)
    Sec. 4-10. Except as herein provided, no person shall be registered, unless he applies in person to a registration officer, answers such relevant questions as may be asked of him by the registration officer, and executes the affidavit of registration. The registration officer shall require the applicant to furnish two forms of identification, and except in the case of a homeless individual, one of which must include his or her residence address. These forms of identification shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following: driver's license, social security card, public aid identification card, utility bill, employee or student identification card, lease or contract for a residence, credit card, or a civic, union or professional association membership card. The registration officer shall require a homeless individual to furnish evidence of his or her use of the mailing address stated. This use may be demonstrated by a piece of mail addressed to that individual and received at that address or by a statement from a person authorizing use of the mailing address. The registration officer shall require each applicant for registration to read or have read to him the affidavit of registration before permitting him to execute the affidavit.
    One of the registration officers or a deputy registration officer, county clerk, or clerk in the office of the county clerk, shall administer to all persons who shall personally apply to register the following oath or affirmation:
    "You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will fully and truly answer all such questions as shall be put to you touching your name, place of residence, place of birth, your qualifications as an elector and your right as such to register and vote under the laws of the State of Illinois."
    The registration officer shall satisfy himself that each applicant for registration is qualified to register before registering him. If the registration officer has reason to believe that the applicant is a resident of a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home or any facility which is licensed or certified pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the ID/DD Community Care Act, the following question shall be put, "When you entered the home which is your present address, was it your bona fide intention to become a resident thereof?" Any voter of a township, city, village or incorporated town in which such applicant resides, shall be permitted to be present at the place of any precinct registration and shall have the right to challenge any applicant who applies to be registered.
    In case the officer is not satisfied that the applicant is qualified he shall forthwith notify such applicant in writing to appear before the county clerk to complete his registration. Upon the card of such applicant shall be written the word "incomplete" and no such applicant shall be permitted to vote unless such registration is satisfactorily completed as hereinafter provided. No registration shall be taken and marked as incomplete if information to complete it can be furnished on the date of the original application.
    Any person claiming to be an elector in any election precinct and whose registration card is marked "Incomplete" may make and sign an application in writing, under oath, to the county clerk in substance in the following form:
    "I do solemnly swear that I, ...., did on (insert date) make application to the board of registry of the .... precinct of the township of .... (or to the county clerk of .... county) and that said board or clerk refused to complete my registration as a qualified voter in said precinct. That I reside in said precinct, that I intend to reside in said precinct, and am a duly qualified voter of said precinct and am entitled to be registered to vote in said precinct at the next election.
(Signature of applicant) ............................."
 
    All such applications shall be presented to the county clerk or to his duly authorized representative by the applicant, in person between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day after the days on which the 1969 and 1970 precinct re-registrations are held but not on any day within 27 days preceding the ensuing general election and thereafter for the registration provided in Section 4-7 all such applications shall be presented to the county clerk or his duly authorized representative by the applicant in person between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day prior to 27 days preceding the ensuing general election. Such application shall be heard by the county clerk or his duly authorized representative at the time the application is presented. If the applicant for registration has registered with the county clerk, such application may be presented to and heard by the county clerk or by his duly authorized representative upon the dates specified above or at any time prior thereto designated by the county clerk.
    Any otherwise qualified person who is absent from his county of residence either due to business of the United States or because he is temporarily outside the territorial limits of the United States may become registered by mailing an application to the county clerk within the periods of registration provided for in this Article, or by simultaneous application for absentee registration and absentee ballot as provided in Article 20 of this Code.
    Upon receipt of such application the county clerk shall immediately mail an affidavit of registration in duplicate, which affidavit shall contain the following and such other information as the State Board of Elections may think it proper to require for the identification of the applicant:
    Name. The name of the applicant, giving surname and first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the initial for such middle name, if any.
    Sex.
    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue or other location of the dwelling, and such additional clear and definite description as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the dwelling of the applicant. Where the location cannot be determined by street and number, then the Section, congressional township and range number may be used, or such other information as may be necessary, including post office mailing address.
    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and the precinct.
    Nativity. The State or country in which the applicant was born.
    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place and date of naturalization.
    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
    Out of State address of ..........................
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
State of ...........)
                    )ss
County of ..........)
    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that on the day of the next election I shall have resided in the State of Illinois and in the election precinct 30 days; that I am fully qualified to vote, that I am not registered to vote anywhere else in the United States, that I intend to remain a resident of the State of Illinois and of the election precinct, that I intend to return to the State of Illinois, and that the above statements are true.
..............................
(His or her signature or mark)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me, an officer qualified to administer oaths, on (insert date).
........................................
Signature of officer administering oath.
    Upon receipt of the executed duplicate affidavit of Registration, the county clerk shall transfer the information contained thereon to duplicate Registration Cards provided for in Section 4-8 of this Article and shall attach thereto a copy of each of the duplicate affidavit of registration and thereafter such registration card and affidavit shall constitute the registration of such person the same as if he had applied for registration in person.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-115)
    Sec. 4-10. Except as herein provided, no person shall be registered, unless he applies in person to a registration officer, answers such relevant questions as may be asked of him by the registration officer, and executes the affidavit of registration. The registration officer shall require the applicant to furnish two forms of identification, and except in the case of a homeless individual, one of which must include his or her residence address. These forms of identification shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following: driver's license, social security card, public aid identification card, utility bill, employee or student identification card, lease or contract for a residence, credit card, or a civic, union or professional association membership card. The registration officer shall require a homeless individual to furnish evidence of his or her use of the mailing address stated. This use may be demonstrated by a piece of mail addressed to that individual and received at that address or by a statement from a person authorizing use of the mailing address. The registration officer shall require each applicant for registration to read or have read to him the affidavit of registration before permitting him to execute the affidavit.
    One of the registration officers or a deputy registration officer, county clerk, or clerk in the office of the county clerk, shall administer to all persons who shall personally apply to register the following oath or affirmation:
    "You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will fully and truly answer all such questions as shall be put to you touching your name, place of residence, place of birth, your qualifications as an elector and your right as such to register and vote under the laws of the State of Illinois."
    The registration officer shall satisfy himself that each applicant for registration is qualified to register before registering him. If the registration officer has reason to believe that the applicant is a resident of a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home or any facility which is licensed or certified pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or the ID/DD Community Care Act, the following question shall be put, "When you entered the home which is your present address, was it your bona fide intention to become a resident thereof?" Any voter of a township, city, village or incorporated town in which such applicant resides, shall be permitted to be present at the place of any precinct registration and shall have the right to challenge any applicant who applies to be registered.
    In case the officer is not satisfied that the applicant is qualified he shall forthwith notify such applicant in writing to appear before the county clerk to complete his registration. Upon the card of such applicant shall be written the word "incomplete" and no such applicant shall be permitted to vote unless such registration is satisfactorily completed as hereinafter provided. No registration shall be taken and marked as incomplete if information to complete it can be furnished on the date of the original application.
    Any person claiming to be an elector in any election precinct and whose registration card is marked "Incomplete" may make and sign an application in writing, under oath, to the county clerk in substance in the following form:
    "I do solemnly swear that I, ...., did on (insert date) make application to the board of registry of the .... precinct of the township of .... (or to the county clerk of .... county) and that said board or clerk refused to complete my registration as a qualified voter in said precinct. That I reside in said precinct, that I intend to reside in said precinct, and am a duly qualified voter of said precinct and am entitled to be registered to vote in said precinct at the next election.
(Signature of applicant) ............................."
 
    All such applications shall be presented to the county clerk or to his duly authorized representative by the applicant, in person between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day after the days on which the 1969 and 1970 precinct re-registrations are held but not on any day within 27 days preceding the ensuing general election and thereafter for the registration provided in Section 4-7 all such applications shall be presented to the county clerk or his duly authorized representative by the applicant in person between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day prior to 27 days preceding the ensuing general election. Such application shall be heard by the county clerk or his duly authorized representative at the time the application is presented. If the applicant for registration has registered with the county clerk, such application may be presented to and heard by the county clerk or by his duly authorized representative upon the dates specified above or at any time prior thereto designated by the county clerk.
    Any otherwise qualified person who is absent from his county of residence either due to business of the United States or because he is temporarily outside the territorial limits of the United States may become registered by mailing an application to the county clerk within the periods of registration provided for in this Article, or by simultaneous application for absentee registration and absentee ballot as provided in Article 20 of this Code.
    Upon receipt of such application the county clerk shall immediately mail an affidavit of registration in duplicate, which affidavit shall contain the following and such other information as the State Board of Elections may think it proper to require for the identification of the applicant:
    Name. The name of the applicant, giving surname and first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the initial for such middle name, if any.
    Sex.
    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue or other location of the dwelling, and such additional clear and definite description as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the dwelling of the applicant. Where the location cannot be determined by street and number, then the Section, congressional township and range number may be used, or such other information as may be necessary, including post office mailing address.
    Electronic mail address, if the registrant has provided this information.
    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and the precinct.
    Nativity. The State or country in which the applicant was born.
    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place and date of naturalization.
    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
    Out of State address of ..........................
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
State of ...........)
                    )ss
County of ..........)
    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that on the day of the next election I shall have resided in the State of Illinois and in the election precinct 30 days; that I am fully qualified to vote, that I am not registered to vote anywhere else in the United States, that I intend to remain a resident of the State of Illinois and of the election precinct, that I intend to return to the State of Illinois, and that the above statements are true.
..............................
(His or her signature or mark)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me, an officer qualified to administer oaths, on (insert date).
........................................
Signature of officer administering oath.
    Upon receipt of the executed duplicate affidavit of Registration, the county clerk shall transfer the information contained thereon to duplicate Registration Cards provided for in Section 4-8 of this Article and shall attach thereto a copy of each of the duplicate affidavit of registration and thereafter such registration card and affidavit shall constitute the registration of such person the same as if he had applied for registration in person.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/4-11

    (10 ILCS 5/4-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-11)
    Sec. 4-11. At least 2 weeks prior to the general November election in each even numbered year and the consolidated election in each odd-numbered year the county clerk shall cause a list to be made for each precinct of all names upon the registration record cards not marked or erased, in alphabetical order, with the address, provided, that such list may be arranged geographically, by street and number, in numerical order, with respect to all precincts in which all, or substantially all residences of voters therein shall be located upon and numbered along streets, avenues, courts, or other highways which are either named or numbered, upon direction either of the county board or of the circuit court. On the list, the county clerk shall indicate, by italics, asterisk, or other means, the names of all persons who have registered since the last regularly scheduled election in the consolidated schedule of elections established in Section 2A-1.1 of this Act. The county clerk shall cause such precinct lists to be printed or typed in sufficient numbers to meet all reasonable demands, and upon application a copy of the same shall be given to any person applying therefor. By such time, the county clerk shall give the precinct lists to the chairman of a county central committee of an established political party, as such party is defined in Section 10-2 of this Act, or to the chairman's duly authorized representative. Within 30 days of the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1983, the county clerk shall give the precinct lists compiled prior to the general November election of 1982 to the chairman of county central committee of an established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    Prior to the opening of the polls for other elections, the county clerk shall transmit or deliver to the judges of election of each polling place a corrected list of registered voters in the precinct, or the names of persons added to and erased or withdrawn from the list for such precinct. At other times such list, currently corrected, shall be kept available for public inspection in the office of the county clerk.
    Within 60 days after each general election the county clerk shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered voters in each precinct, each registrant who voted at that general election, and shall provide a copy of such list to the chairman of the county central committee of each established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983, the county clerk shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered voters in each precinct, each registrant who voted at the general election of 1982, and shall provide a copy of such coded list to the chairman of the county central committee of each established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

10 ILCS 5/4-12

    (10 ILCS 5/4-12) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-12)
    Sec. 4-12. Any voter or voters in the township, city, village or incorporated town containing such precinct, and any precinct committeeman in the county, may, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. of Monday and Tuesday of the second week prior to the week in which the 1970 primary election for the nomination of candidates for State and county offices or any election thereafter is to be held, make application in writing, to the county clerk, to have any name upon the register of any precinct erased. 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) .... (or of the .... town of ....) do hereby solemnly swear (or affirm) that .... registered from No. .... Street is not a qualified voter in the .... precinct of .... ward of the city (village or town) of .... (or of the .... 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.
(Signed) .....
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
....
....
....."

    Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant before the county clerk or any deputy authorized by the county clerk for that purpose, and filed with said clerk. Thereupon notice of such application, and of the time and place of hearing thereon, with a demand to appear before the county clerk and show cause why his name shall not be erased from said register, shall be mailed, in an envelope duly stamped and directed to such person at the address upon said register, at least four days before the day fixed in said notice to show cause. If such person has provided the election authority with an e-mail address, then the election authority shall also send the same notice by electronic mail at least 4 days before the day fixed in said notice to show cause.
    A like notice shall be mailed to the person or persons making the application to have the name upon such register erased to appear and show cause why said name should 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 clerk at the time set for the hearing as fixed in the said notice or fails to show cause why the name upon such register shall be erased, the application to erase may be dismissed by the county clerk.
    Any voter making the application is privileged from arrest while presenting it to the county clerk, and while going to and from the office of the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/4-13

    (10 ILCS 5/4-13) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-13)
    Sec. 4-13. A docket of all applications to the county clerk, whether such application shall be made for the purpose of being registered, or restored, or for the purpose of erasing a name on the register or for completing registration, shall be made out in the order of the precincts. The county clerk shall sit to hear such applications between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the second week prior to the week in which the 1970 primary election for the nomination of candidates for State and county officers or any election thereafter is to be held. Witnesses may be sworn and examined upon the hearing of the applications.
    Each person appearing in response to an application to have his name erased shall deliver to the county clerk a written affidavit, which shall be, in substance, in the words and figures following:
    "I do solemnly swear that I am a citizen of the United States; that I do reside and have resided in the State of Illinois since the .... day of .... and in the county of .... in said state since the .... day of .... and in the .... precinct of the .... ward, in the city, village, incorporated town or town of .... in said county and state, since the .... day of .... and that I am .... years of age; and that I am the identical person registered in said precinct under the name I subscribe hereto."
    This affidavit shall be signed and sworn to or affirmed before any person authorized to administer oaths or affirmations. The decision on each application shall be announced at once after the hearing, and a minute made thereof, and when an application to be registered or to be restored to the register or to complete registration shall be allowed, the county clerk shall cause a minute to be made upon the original and duplicate registration record cards.
    All applications under this section and all hearings hereinafter provided may be heard by a deputy county clerk or clerks specially designated by the county clerk for this purpose, and a decision by a deputy so designated, shall become the decision of the county clerk upon approval by the county clerk.
    In any case in which the county clerk refuses an application to be registered or restored or to have a registration completed, or orders a name erased or stricken from the register, application may be made to the circuit court to be placed upon the register, and such applications shall be heard, and appeals taken from refusal of such applications, in the manner provided in other civil actions. The court may, at its discretion, hear such applications upon the same days as are specified in this Section for hearings by the county clerk, and, in such cases, application to be heard by the court may be made on such days. Forms for applications to the court shall be furnished by the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

10 ILCS 5/4-14

    (10 ILCS 5/4-14) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-14)
    Sec. 4-14. In all registrations it shall be the duty of every board of registry conducting a registration under Section 4-7 of this Article, at the time of making delivery of its registration records to the county clerk, to make a report to the clerk listing the names of all registered persons in such precinct for which it has served as a board of registry whom it knows or upon information believes to have removed from the precinct in which such person is registered. Where no further registration is had under the provisions of Section 4-7 prior to an election, it shall be the duty of the judges of election of each precinct, on or before Tuesday three weeks preceding the election, to make a report to the county clerk listing the names of all registered persons in such precinct whom they know or on information believe to have removed from the precinct in which such person is registered. Such report by the board of registry or the judges of election shall be treated as an application to erase from the register any name appearing in such report, and notice thereof shall be given to such person in the manner provided by Section 4-12 of this Article. If such person does not appear at the time and place designated in the notice, his registration shall be cancelled by the county clerk.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1385.)

10 ILCS 5/4-14.1

    (10 ILCS 5/4-14.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-14.1)
    Sec. 4-14.1. Cancelation of deceased voter's registration. Upon establishment of an electronic reporting system for death registrations as provided in the Vital Records Act, the county clerk of the county where a decedent last resided, as indicated on the decedent's death certificate, may issue certifications of death records from that system and may use that system to cancel the registration of any person who has died during the preceding month. Regardless of whether or not such a system has been established, it is the duty of the county clerk to examine, monthly, the records deposited in his or her office pursuant to the Vital Records Act that relate to deaths in the county, and to cancel the registration of any person who has died during the preceding month.
(Source: P.A. 96-1484, eff. 1-1-11.)

10 ILCS 5/4-15

    (10 ILCS 5/4-15) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-15)
    Sec. 4-15. Within 5 days after a person registers or transfers his registration with the office of the election authority, such election authority shall send by mail, and by electronic mail if the registrant has provided the election authority with an e-mail address, a certificate to such person setting forth the elector's name and address as it appears upon the registration record card, and shall request him in case of any error to present the certificate on or before the 7th day next ensuing at the office of the election authority in order to secure correction of the error. The certificate shall contain on the outside a request for the postmaster to return it within 5 days if it cannot be delivered to the addressee at the address given thereon. Upon the return by the post office of a certificate which it has been unable to deliver at the given address because the addressee cannot be found there or because no such address exists, a notice shall be at once sent through the United States mail to such person at the address appearing upon his registration record card requiring him to appear before the election authority, within 5 days, to answer questions touching his right to register. If the person notified fails to appear at the election authority's office within 5 days as directed or if he appears and fails to prove his right to register, the election authority shall mark his registration card as incomplete and he shall not be permitted to vote until his registration is satisfactorily completed.
    If an elector possesses such a certificate valid on its face, if his name does not expressly appear to have been erased or withdrawn from the precinct list as corrected and revised as provided by Section 4-11 of this Article, if he makes an affidavit and attaches such certificate thereto, and if such affidavit substantially in the form prescribed in Section 17-10 of this Act is sworn to before a judge of election on suitable forms provided by the election authority for that purpose, such elector shall be permitted to vote even though his duplicate registration card is not to be found in the precinct binder and even though his name is not to be found upon the printed or any other list.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/4-16

    (10 ILCS 5/4-16) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-16)
    Sec. 4-16. Any registered voter who changes his residence from one address to another within the same county wherein this Article is in effect, may have his registration transferred to his new address by making and signing an application for change of residence address upon a form to be provided by the county clerk. Such application must be made to the office of the county clerk and may be made either in person or by mail. In case the person is unable to sign his name, the county clerk shall require him to execute the application in the presence of the county clerk or of his properly authorized representative, by his mark, and if satisfied of the identity of the person, the county clerk shall make the transfer.
    Upon receipt of the application, the county clerk, or one of his employees deputized to take registrations shall cause the signature of the voter and the data appearing upon the application to be compared with the signature and data on the registration record card, and if it appears that the applicant is the same person as the person previously registered under that name the transfer shall be made.
    No transfers of registration under the provisions of this Section shall be made during the 27 days preceding any election at which such voter would be entitled to vote. When a removal of a registered voter takes place from one address to another within the same precinct within a period during which a transfer of registration cannot be made before any election or primary, he shall be entitled to vote upon presenting the judges of election his affidavit substantially in the form prescribed in Section 17-10 of this Act of a change of residence address within the precinct on a date therein specified.
    The county clerk may obtain information from utility companies, city, village, incorporated town and township records, the post office, or from other sources, regarding the removal of registered voters, and may treat such information, and information procured from his death and marriage records on file in his office, as an application to erase from the register any name concerning which he may so have information that the voter is no longer qualified to vote under the name, or from the address from which registered, and give notice thereof in the manner provided by Section 4-12 of this Article, and notify voters who have changed their address that a transfer of registration may be made in the manner provided in this Section enclosing a form therefor.
    If any person be registered by error in a precinct other than that in which he resides, the county clerk may transfer his registration to the proper precinct, and if the error is or may be on the part of the registration officials, and is disclosed too late before an election or primary to mail the certificate required by Section 4-15, such certificate may be personally delivered to the voter and he may vote thereon as therein provided, but such certificates so issued shall be specially listed with the reason for the issuance thereof.
    Where a revision or rearrangement of precincts is made by the county board, the county clerk shall immediately transfer to the proper precinct the registration of any voter affected by such revision or rearrangement of the precinct; make the proper notations on the registration cards of a voter affected by the revision or rearrangement and shall issue revised certificates to each registrant of such change.
    Any registered voter who changes his or her name by marriage or otherwise shall be required to register anew and authorize the cancellation of the previous registration; but if the voter still resides in the same precinct the elector may, if otherwise qualified, vote upon making an affidavit at the polling place attesting that the voter is the same person who is registered to vote under his or her former name. The affidavit shall be treated by the election authority as authorization to cancel the registration under the former name, and the election authority shall register the person under his or her current name.
    The precinct election officials shall report to the county clerk the names and addresses of all persons who have changed their addresses and voted, which shall be treated as an application to change address accordingly, and the names and addresses of all persons otherwise voting by affidavit as in this Section provided, which shall be treated as an application to erase under Section 4-12 hereof.
(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05.)

10 ILCS 5/4-17

    (10 ILCS 5/4-17) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-17)
    Sec. 4-17. Following the general election in November, 1946, and following the November election every 4 years thereafter, the county clerk shall examine the registration record cards, and shall send to every voter who has not voted during the preceding four years a notice through the mails, substantially as follows:
    Notice of suspension of registration:
    "You are hereby notified that your registration will be cancelled according to law for failure to vote during the last 4 years, unless you apply for reinstatement within 30 days. You may reinstate your registration by signing the statement below and returning it to this office or by making application in person to do so."
    Application for reinstatement of registration:
    "I do hereby certify that I still reside at the address from which I am registered and apply for reinstatement of my registration.
Signed ....
Present Address ....
Date ...."
    In case the elector is unable to sign his name, the application for reinstatement shall be made at the office of the county clerk, or in the case of an elector, absent from the county of his residence, it shall be made before the clerk of a circuit court in the county in which the elector is temporarily detained.
    After the expiration of 30 days the county clerk shall cancel the registration of all electors thus notified who have not applied for reinstatement.
    A proper entry shall be made on the registration record cards for all electors whose registrations are reinstated. Any elector whose registration has been cancelled for failure to vote may register again by making the application therefor in the manner provided by this Article 4. When a registration is cancelled or erased under this or other sections of this Article 4, a proper entry shall be made on the original and duplicate registration cards by the county clerk, which shall then be placed in a file of cancelled registrations and shall be preserved for 2 years from date of cancellation. The county clerk shall, however, place the cancelled cards in a suspense file, and reinstate them at any time within such 2 year suspense period, when a person's registration is cancelled under this or other sections of this Article for failure to apply for reinstatement or to appear in proper time, and there is sufficient subsequent showing that he is a duly qualified elector.
(Source: P.A. 81-155.)

10 ILCS 5/4-18

    (10 ILCS 5/4-18) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-18)
    Sec. 4-18. The county clerk on his or her own initiative or upon the order of the county board or of the circuit court shall at all times have authority to conduct investigations and to make canvasses of the registered voters in any precinct by other methods than those prescribed herein, and shall at all times have authority to cancel registration in the manner provided by this section. Canvassers appointed for such canvasses and investigations shall be appointed by the county clerk; shall be confirmed by the circuit court in the manner provided by Section 13-3 of this Act for the confirmation of judges of election; shall be officers of that court; and shall be subject to the same control and punishment as judges of election. If upon the basis of investigation or canvasses, the county clerk is of the opinion that any person registered under this Article 4 is not a qualified voter or has ceased to be a qualified voter, he or she shall send a notice through the United States mail to such person, requiring him or her to appear before the county clerk for a hearing within 5 days after the date of mailing the notice and show cause why his or her registration shall not be cancelled. If such person fails to appear within such time as provided, his or her registration shall be cancelled. If such person does appear, he or she shall execute an affidavit similar in every respect to the affidavit required of applicants under Section 4-13 of this Article 4.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

10 ILCS 5/4-18.01

    (10 ILCS 5/4-18.01) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-18.01)
    Sec. 4-18.01. Each registered voter lacking a permanent abode shall be canvassed by the county clerk before each election. The canvass shall be by mail sent not later than 49 days preceding the election to the mailing address listed on the voter's registration record card. The clerk shall include in the mailing a postage prepaid return postcard. The voter must certify on the postcard his or her continued residence at the registration address and mail the postcard back to the clerk so that it is postmarked no later than the 26th day preceding the election.
    If an application for registration is presented within the 49 day period preceding an election, then this Section shall not apply and the provisions of this Article with respect to the mailing of a verification of a registration notice shall be a canvass, except that such notice shall be mailed to the registrant's mailing address.
(Source: P.A. 87-1241.)

10 ILCS 5/4-19

    (10 ILCS 5/4-19) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-19)
    Sec. 4-19. If either the original or duplicate registration card, or both, of any elector shall be lost, destroyed or mutilated in whole or in part, the county clerk shall prepare two new registration cards, an original and a duplicate and shall require the execution of a new registration affidavit by such elector, and if any such elector shall refuse to execute the affidavit within thirty days after the mailing of a notice to him at the last address from which he has registered, then his registration shall be cancelled.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/4-20

    (10 ILCS 5/4-20) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-20)
    Sec. 4-20. The original registration cards shall remain permanently in the office of the county clerk except as destroyed as provided in Section 4-5.01; shall be filed alphabetically without regard to precincts; and shall be known as the master file. The duplicate registration cards shall constitute the official registry of voters for all elections subject to the provisions of this Article 4, shall be filed by precincts alphabetically or geographically so as to correspond with the arrangement of the list for such precincts respectively, compiled pursuant to Section 4-11 of this Article, and shall be known as the precinct file. The duplicate cards for use in conducting elections shall be delivered to the judges of election by the county clerk in a suitable binder or other device, which shall be locked and sealed in accordance with the directions to be given by the county clerk and shall also be suitably indexed for convenient use by the precinct officers. The duplicate cards shall be delivered to the judges of election for use at the polls for elections at the same time as the official ballots are delivered to them, and shall be returned to the county clerk by the judges of election within the time provided for the return of the official ballots. The county clerk shall determine the manner of delivery and return of such duplicate cards, and shall at all other times retain them at his office except for such use of them as may be made under this Article with respect to registration not at the office of the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/4-21

    (10 ILCS 5/4-21) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-21)
    Sec. 4-21. For use in connection with referenda and the nonpartisan and consolidated elections, each election authority shall maintain permanent records of the boundaries of all political subdivisions partially or wholly within its jurisdiction and any districts thereof, and shall maintain permanent records indicating by tax extension number code for each registered voter the political subdivisions and any districts thereof in which that voter resides. Such records may be kept on the registration record cards or on separate registration lists, or if a method other than record coding by tax extension numbers as adopted by an election authority, such method shall be, approved by the State Board of Elections. Each political subdivision must, no later than 5 days after any redistricting, annexation, disconnection or other boundary change is adopted, give notice of any such adoption and the effective date of such act to each election authority having election jurisdiction over any of its former or new territory.
    Each election authority must make available to election judges for use on election day, records indicating by tax extension number code or other method approved by the State Board of Elections for each registered voter, the political subdivisions in which that voter resides. For the purposes of election day use by election judges, such records must be kept on the registration record cards or on separate registration lists.
(Source: P.A. 84-861.)

10 ILCS 5/4-22

    (10 ILCS 5/4-22) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-22)
    Sec. 4-22. Except as otherwise provided in this Section upon application to vote each registered elector shall sign his name or make his mark as the case may be, on a certificate substantially as follows:
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTERED VOTER
City of ....... Ward ....... Precinct .......
Election ....... (Date) ....... (Month) ....... (Year)
Registration Record .......
Checked by .......
Voter's number ....
INSTRUCTION TO VOTERS
    Sign this certificate and hand it to the election officer in charge. After the registration record has been checked, the officer will hand it back to you. Whereupon you shall present it to the officer in charge of the ballots.
    I hereby certify that I am registered from the address below and am qualified to vote.
Signature of voter .......
residence address .......
    An individual shall not be required to provide his social security number when applying for a ballot. He shall not be denied a ballot, nor shall his ballot be challenged, solely because of his refusal to provide his social security number. Nothing in this Act prevents an individual from being requested to provide his social security number when the individual applies for a ballot. If, however, the certificate contains a space for the individual's social security number, the following notice shall appear on the certificate, immediately above such space, in bold-face capital letters, in type the size of which equals the largest type on the certificate:
    "THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A BALLOT WITH THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. HE OR SHE MAY NOT BE DENIED A BALLOT, NOR SHALL HIS OR HER BALLOT BE CHALLENGED, SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER REFUSAL TO PROVIDE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER."
    The certificates of each State-wide political party at a general primary election shall be separately printed upon paper of uniform quality, texture and size, but the certificates of no 2 State-wide political parties shall be of the same color or tint. However, if the election authority provides computer generated applications with the precinct, ballot style and voter's name and address preprinted on the application, a single application may be used for State-wide political parties if it contains spaces or check-off boxes to indicate the political party. Such application shall not entitle the voter to vote in the primary of more than one political party at the same election.
    At the consolidated primary, such certificates may contain spaces or checkoff boxes permitting the voter to request a primary ballot of any other political party which is established only within a political subdivision and for which a primary is conducted on the same election day. Such application shall not entitle the voter to vote in both the primary of the State-wide political party and the primary of the local political party with respect to the offices of the same political subdivision. In no event may a voter vote in more than one State-wide primary on the same day.
    The judges in charge of the precinct registration files shall compare the signature upon such certificate with the signature on the registration record card as a means of identifying the voter. Unless satisfied by such comparison that the applicant to vote is the identical person who is registered under the same name, the judges shall ask such applicant the questions for identification which appear on the registration card, and if the applicant does not prove to the satisfaction of a majority of the judges of the election precinct that he is the identical person registered under the name in question then the vote of such applicant shall be challenged by a judge of election, and the same procedure followed as provided by law for challenged voters.
    In case the elector is unable to sign his name, a judge of election shall check the data on the registration card and shall check the address given, with the registered address, in order to determine whether he is entitled to vote.
    One of the judges of election shall check the certificate of each applicant for a ballot after the registration record has been examined, and shall sign his initials on the certificate in the space provided therefor, and shall enter upon such certificate the number of the voter in the place provided therefor, and make an entry in the voting record space on the registration record, to indicate whether or not the applicant voted. Such judge shall then hand such certificate back to the applicant in case he is permitted to vote, and such applicant shall hand it to the judge of election in charge of the ballots. The certificates of the voters shall be filed in the order in which they are received and shall constitute an official poll record. The term "poll lists" and "poll books", where used in this Article, shall be construed to apply to such official poll record.
    After each general primary election the county clerk shall indicate by color code or other means next to the name of each registrant on the list of registered voters in each precinct the primary ballot of a political party that the registrant requested at that general primary election. The county clerk, within 60 days after the general primary election, shall provide a copy of this coded list to the chairman of the county central committee of each established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983, the county clerk shall provide to the chairman of the county central committee of each established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative the list of registered voters in each precinct at the time of the general primary election of 1982 and shall indicate on such list by color code or other means next to the name of a registrant the primary ballot of a political party that the registrant requested at the general primary election of 1982.
    The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
    Where an elector makes application to vote by signing and presenting the certificate provided by this Section, and his registration record card is not found in the precinct registry of voters, but his name appears as that of a registered voter in such precinct upon the printed precinct register as corrected or revised by the supplemental list, or upon the consolidated list, if any, and whose name has not been erased or withdrawn from such register, the printed precinct register as corrected or revised by the supplemental list, or consolidated list, if any, shall be prima facie evidence of the elector's right to vote upon compliance with the provisions hereinafter set forth in this Section. In such event one of the judges of election shall require an affidavit by such person and one voter residing in the precinct before the judges of election, substantially in the form prescribed in Section 17-10 of this Act, and upon the presentation of such affidavits, a certificate shall be issued to such elector, and upon the presentation of such certificate and affidavits, he shall be entitled to vote.
    Provided, however, that applications for ballots made by registered voters under the provisions of Article 19 of this Act shall be accepted by the Judges of Election in lieu of the "Certificate of Registered Voter" provided for in this Section.
    When the county clerk delivers to the judges of election for use at the polls a supplemental or consolidated list of the printed precinct register, he shall give a copy of the supplemental or consolidated list to the chairman of a county central committee of an established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    Whenever 2 or more elections occur simultaneously, the election authority charged with the duty of providing application certificates may prescribe the form thereof so that a voter is required to execute only one, indicating in which of the elections he desires to vote.
    After the signature has been verified, the judges shall determine in which political subdivisions the voter resides by use of the information contained on the voter registration cards or the separate registration lists or other means approved by the State Board of Elections and prepared and supplied by the election authority. The voter's certificate shall be so marked by the judges as to show the respective ballots which the voter is given.
(Source: P.A. 84-809.)

10 ILCS 5/4-23

    (10 ILCS 5/4-23) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-23)
    Sec. 4-23. The provisions of this Article 4, so far as they require the registration of voters as a condition to their being allowed to vote, shall not apply to persons otherwise entitled to vote, who are, at the time of the election, or at any time within 60 days prior to such election have been, engaged in the military or naval service of the United States, and who appear personally at the polling place on election day and produce to the judges of election satisfactory evidence thereof, but such persons, if otherwise qualified to vote, shall be permitted to vote at such election without previous registration.
    All such persons shall also make an affidavit which shall be in substantially the following form:
"State of Illinois)
                  ) ss.
County of ........)
............ Precinct ............ Ward
    I, ..............., do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I am a citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or over, and that within the past 60 days prior to the date of this election at which I am applying to vote, I have been engaged in the .... (military or naval) service of the United States; and I am qualified to vote under and by virtue of the Constitution and laws of the State of Illinois, and that I am a legally qualified voter of this precinct and ward except that I have, because of such service, been unable to register as a voter; that I now reside at .... (insert street and number, if any) in this precinct and ward, that I have maintained a legal residence in this precinct and ward for 30 days and in the State 30 days next preceding this election.
......................
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
......................
Judge of Election."

 
    The affidavit of any such person shall be supported by the affidavit of a resident and qualified voter of any such precinct and ward, which affidavit shall be in substantially the following form:
"State of Illinois)
                  ) ss.
County of ........)
................ Precinct ............... Ward
    I, ...., do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I am a resident of this precinct and ward and entitled to vote at this election; that I am acquainted with .... (name of the applicant); that I verily believe him or her to be an actual bona fide resident of this precinct and ward and that I verily believe that he or she has maintained a legal residence therein 30 days, and in this State 30 days next preceding this election.
......................
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
......................
Judge of Election."
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

10 ILCS 5/4-24

    (10 ILCS 5/4-24) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-24)
    Sec. 4-24. In the event that any city, village or incorporated town within a county shall become subject to the authority of a board of election commissioners, by the adoption of Articles 6, 14 and 18 of this Act, or shall cease to be subject to the authority of such a board, by the abandonment of said Articles, it shall not be necessary for the registered voters in the area affected by such action to register again, either under this Article or under Article 6 of this Act unless they are not re-registered under the 1969 and 1970 re-registration provisions in counties where such provisions are applicable.
    This Article 4 shall immediately become effective in any area of a county that ceases to be subject to the authority of a board of election commissioners.
    Within 24 hours after the court has entered its order declaring Articles 6, 14 and 18 of this Act adopted by any city, village or incorporated town or rejected by the voters of any city, village or incorporated town, after having been in effect therein, it shall be the duty of the board of election commissioners or of the county clerk, as the case may be, to turn over to the officer or officers thereafter to be charged with the registration of voters within the area affected (the county clerk or board of election commissioners, as the case may be) the original and duplicate registration cards of all persons affected by the adoption or rejection of said Articles 6, 14 and 18 of this Act; and at the same time to turn over all forms, papers and other instruments pertaining to the registration of voters within the area affected, and all booths, ballot boxes and election equipment formerly used in conducting elections in such area.
    The original registration cards of the voters turned over to the county clerk or board of election commissioners, as the case may be, shall be placed in a master file together with the registration cards of all voters who previously registered under the provisions of this Article or of Articles 6, 14 and 18 of this Act, as the case may be, and said cards shall then become part of the official registration record required to be kept in the office of the county clerk or of the board of election commissioners, as the case may be.
    The duplicate cards shall be arranged in precinct order and shall be retained in the office of the county clerk or of the board of election commissioners, as the case may be, for the use in conducting elections. Such duplicate cards shall become part of the official registration record required to be kept in the office of the county clerk or of the board of election commissioners, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

10 ILCS 5/4-24.1

    (10 ILCS 5/4-24.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-24.1)
    Sec. 4-24.1. If any area becomes subject to a board of election commissioners by reason of annexation to a city, village or incorporated town subject to such a board or ceases to be subject to a board of election commissioners by reason of disconnection from such a city, village or incorporated town, it shall not be necessary for the registered voters in such area to register again, either under this Article or Article 6.
    As soon as practicable after such annexation or disconnection, the county clerk or board of election commissioners, as the case may be, shall turn over to officer or officers thereafter to be charged with the registration of voters within the area affected (the board of election commissioners or county clerk, as the case may be) the original and duplicate registration cards of all registered voters in the annexed or disconnected area.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 405.)

10 ILCS 5/4-25

    (10 ILCS 5/4-25) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-25)
    Sec. 4-25. The compensation of the deputy registrars and judges of registration appointed by the county board to conduct the registrations under Section 4-6.3 and Section 4-7, shall be fixed by the county board, but in no case shall such compensation be less than $15 nor more than $25 per day for each day actually employed at the registration, canvass and revision and such deputy registrars and judges of registration shall also be compensated at the rate of five cents per mile for each mile actually traveled in calling at the county clerk's office for registration cards and returning them to said officer.
    The State Board of Elections shall reimburse each county for the amount of the increase in compensation under this Section provided by this amendatory Act from funds appropriated for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

10 ILCS 5/4-27

    (10 ILCS 5/4-27) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-27)
    Sec. 4-27. At each regular special or primary election to which this Article 4 is applicable, the judges of election shall personally affix all affidavits made before them in accordance with the provisions of Sections 4-15, 4-16, 4-22, 4-23, 7-45 or 17-10, respectively, to the respective applications to vote.
    Persons voting for whom no registration card is found in the master file or precinct binder shall be investigated by the county clerk or persons in his office, as shall likewise be investigated the correctness of affidavits filed under the provisions of the Sections hereinbefore in this Section enumerated. If from such investigation the county clerk shall be satisfied that the provisions of this Article have been violated, or that any person has voted who was not qualified so to do, he shall make a complete report to the State's Attorney of the County, attaching thereto a correct copy of the application to vote and any affidavit which may have been executed by the voter and supporting witnesses, if any. The State's Attorney shall prosecute all such reports of fraud if on the basis of the facts so reported, and of any additional investigation he may cause to be made, he shall be satisfied that a knowing violation of this Article or of this Act has been committed. The County Clerk shall further file with the circuit court, for such action as is provided in cases of the misbehavior of judges of election, a copy of any such report in which it shall appear that the judges of election knowingly permitted a person to vote who was not qualified so to do under the provisions of this Article or of this Act, or otherwise were guilty of a knowing breach of their duties as such under this Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3481.)

10 ILCS 5/4-28

    (10 ILCS 5/4-28) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-28)
    Sec. 4-28. During the hours of registration or revision of registration no person shall bring, take, order or send into, or shall attempt to bring, take or send into any place of registration or revision of registration, any distilled or spirituous liquors whatever; or shall, at any such time and place drink or partake of such liquor.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2532.)

10 ILCS 5/4-30

    (10 ILCS 5/4-30) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-30)
    Sec. 4-30. The county clerk on his own initiative or upon order of the county board shall at all times have authority to conduct investigation and to make canvasses of the registered voters in any precinct canvass or at other times and by other methods than those so prescribed. However, the county clerk shall at least once in every 2 years conduct a verification of voter registrations and shall cause the cancellation of registration of persons who have ceased to be qualified voters. Such verification shall be accomplished by one of the following methods: (1) precinct canvass conducted by 2 qualified persons of opposite party affiliation appointed by the county clerk or (2) written request for verification sent to each registered voter by first class mail, not forwardable or (3) an alternative method of verification submitted in writing to and approved by the State Board of Elections at a public meeting not less than 60 days prior to the date on which the county clerk has fixed for implementation of that method of verification; provided, that the county clerk shall submit to the State Board of Elections a written statement of the results obtained by use of such alternative method within 30 days of completion of the verification. Provided that in each precinct one canvasser may be appointed from outside such precinct if not enough other qualified persons who reside within the precinct can be found to serve as canvasser in such precinct. The one canvasser so appointed to serve in any precinct in which he is not entitled to vote prior to the election must be entitled to vote elsewhere within the ward, township or road district which includes within its boundaries the precinct in which such canvasser is appointed and such canvasser must be otherwise qualified. If upon the basis of investigation or canvasses, the county clerk shall be of the opinion that any person registered under this Article is not a qualified voter or has ceased to be a qualified voter, he shall send a notice through the United States mail to such person, requiring him to appear before the county clerk for a hearing within ten days after the date of mailing such notice and show cause why his registration shall not be cancelled. If such person fails to appear within such time as provided, his registration shall be cancelled. If such a person does appear, he shall make an affidavit similar in every respect to the affidavit required of applicants under Section 4-13 and his registration shall be reinstated.
    If the county clerk cancels such registration upon the voter failing to appear, the county clerk shall immediately request of the clerk of the city, village or incorporated town in which the person claimed residence, to return the triplicate card of registration of the said person and within twenty-four hours after receipt of said request, the said clerk shall mail or cause to be delivered to the county clerk the triplicate card of registration of the said person and the said triplicate card shall thereupon be cancelled by the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

10 ILCS 5/4-31

    (10 ILCS 5/4-31) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-31)
    Sec. 4-31. In any county in which there is a municipality under the jurisdiction of a board of election commissioners, the county clerk and his appointed deputy registrars shall accept the registration of qualified persons residing within such municipality and shall transmit the completed registration to the board of election commissioners prior to the close of registration before an election.
(Source: P.A. 83-1059.)

10 ILCS 5/4-33

    (10 ILCS 5/4-33)
    Sec. 4-33. Computerization of voter records.
    (a) The State Board of Elections shall design a registration record card that, except as otherwise provided in this Section, shall be used in duplicate by all election authorities in the State adopting a computer-based voter registration file as provided in this Section. The Board shall prescribe the form and specifications, including but not limited to the weight of paper, color, and print of the cards. The cards shall contain boxes or spaces for the information required under Sections 4-8 and 4-21; provided that the cards shall also contain: (i) A space for a person to fill in his or her Illinois driver's license number if the person has a driver's license; (ii) A space for a person without a driver's license to fill in the last four digits of his or her social security number if the person has a social security number.
    (b) The election authority may develop and implement a system to prepare, use, and maintain a computer-based voter registration file that includes a computer-stored image of the signature of each voter. The computer-based voter registration file may be used for all purposes for which the original registration cards are to be used, provided that a system for the storage of at least one copy of the original registration cards remains in effect. In the case of voter registration forms received via an online voter registration system, the original registration cards will include the signature received from the Secretary of State database. The electronic file shall be the master file.
    (c) Any system created, used, and maintained under subsection (b) of this Section shall meet the following standards:
        (1) Access to any computer-based voter registration
    
file shall be limited to those persons authorized by the election authority, and each access to the computer-based voter registration file, other than an access solely for inquiry, shall be recorded.
        (2) No copy, summary, list, abstract, or index of any
    
computer-based voter registration file that includes any computer-stored image of the signature of any registered voter shall be made available to the public outside of the offices of the election authority.
        (3) Any copy, summary, list, abstract, or index of
    
any computer-based voter registration file that includes a computer-stored image of the signature of a registered voter shall be produced in such a manner that it cannot be reproduced.
        (4) Each person desiring to vote shall sign an
    
application for a ballot, and the signature comparison authorized in Articles 17 and 18 of this Code may be made to a copy of the computer-stored image of the signature of the registered voter.
        (5) Any voter list produced from a computer-based
    
voter registration file that includes computer-stored images of the signatures of registered voters and is used in a polling place during an election shall be preserved by the election authority in secure storage until the end of the second calendar year following the election in which it was used.
    (d) Before the first election in which the election authority elects to use a voter list produced from the computer-stored images of the signatures of registered voters in a computer-based voter registration file for signature comparison in a polling place, the State Board of Elections shall certify that the system used by the election authority complies with the standards set forth in this Section. The State Board of Elections may request a sample poll list intended to be used in a polling place to test the accuracy of the list and the adequacy of the computer-stored images of the signatures of the registered voters.
    (e) With respect to a jurisdiction that has copied all of its voter signatures into a computer-based registration file, all references in this Act or any other Act to the use, other than storage, of paper-based voter registration records shall be deemed to refer to their computer-based equivalents.
    (f) Nothing in this Section prevents an election authority from submitting to the State Board of Elections a duplicate copy of some, as the State Board of Elections shall determine, or all of the data contained in each voter registration record that is part of the electronic master file. The duplicate copy of the registration record shall be maintained by the State Board of Elections under the same terms and limitations applicable to the election authority and shall be of equal legal dignity with the original registration record maintained by the election authority as proof of any fact contained in the voter registration record.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

10 ILCS 5/4-50

    (10 ILCS 5/4-50)
    Sec. 4-50. Grace period. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code to the contrary, each election authority shall establish procedures for the registration of voters and for change of address during the period from the close of registration for a primary or election and until the 3rd day before the primary or election. During this grace period, an unregistered qualified elector may register to vote, and a registered voter may submit a change of address form, in person in the office of the election authority or at a voter registration location specifically designated for this purpose by the election authority. The election authority shall register that individual, or change a registered voter's address, in the same manner as otherwise provided by this Article for registration and change of address.
    If a voter who registers or changes address during this grace period wishes to vote at the first election or primary occurring after the grace period, he or she must do so by grace period voting. The election authority shall offer in-person grace period voting at the authority's office and may offer in-person grace period voting at additional locations specifically designated for the purpose of grace period voting by the election authority. The election authority may allow grace period voting by mail only if the election authority has no ballots prepared at the authority's office. Grace period voting shall be in a manner substantially similar to voting under Article 19.
    Within one day after a voter casts a grace period ballot, or within one day after the ballot is received by the election authority if the election authority allows grace period voting by mail, the election authority shall transmit by electronic means pursuant to a process established by the State Board of Elections the voter's name, street address, e-mail address, and precinct, ward, township, and district numbers, as the case may be, to the State Board of Elections, which shall maintain those names and that information in an electronic format on its website, arranged by county and accessible to State and local political committees. The name of each person issued a grace period ballot shall also be placed on the appropriate precinct list of persons to whom absentee and early ballots have been issued, for use as provided in Sections 17-9 and 18-5.
    A person who casts a grace period ballot shall not be permitted to revoke that ballot and vote another ballot with respect to that primary or election. Ballots cast by persons who register or change address during the grace period must be transmitted to and counted at the election authority's central ballot counting location and shall not be transmitted to and counted at precinct polling places. The grace period ballots determined to be valid shall be added to the vote totals for the precincts for which they were cast in the order in which the ballots were opened.
(Source: P.A. 97-766, eff. 7-6-12; 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

10 ILCS 5/4-105

    (10 ILCS 5/4-105)
    Sec. 4-105. First time voting. A person must vote for the first time in person and not by a mailed absentee ballot if the person registered to vote by mail, unless the person first provides the appropriate election authority with sufficient proof of identity and the election authority verifies the person's proof of identity. Sufficient proof of identity shall be demonstrated by submission of the person's driver's license number or State identification card number or, if the person does not have either of those, verification by the last 4 digits of the person's social security number, a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other federal, State, or local government document that shows the person's name and address. A person may also demonstrate sufficient proof of identity by submission of a photo identification issued by a college or university accompanied by either a copy of the applicant's contract or lease for a residence or any postmarked mail delivered to the applicant at his or her current residence address. Persons who apply to register to vote by mail but provide inadequate proof of identity to the election authority shall be notified by the election authority that the registration has not been fully completed and that the person remains ineligible to vote by mail or in person until such proof is presented.
(Source: P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07; 96-317, eff. 1-1-10.)

10 ILCS 5/Art. 5

 
    (10 ILCS 5/Art. 5 heading)
ARTICLE 5. REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS
IN COUNTIES HAVING A POPULATION OF
500,000 OR MORE

10 ILCS 5/5-1

    (10 ILCS 5/5-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-1)
    Sec. 5-1. Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person residing in a county containing a population of 500,000 or more, to vote at any election, unless such person is at the time of such election a registered voter under the requirements of this Article 5 or is exempt under Section 5-29.01 from registration. Provided, that this Article 5 shall not apply to electors residing in cities, villages, and incorporated towns in this State which have adopted or are operating under Article 6, 14 and 18 of this Act, or to electors voting pursuant to Article 20 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/5-2

    (10 ILCS 5/5-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-2)
    Sec. 5-2. No person shall be entitled to be registered in and from any precinct unless such person shall by the date of the election next following have resided in the State and within the precinct 30 days and be otherwise qualified to vote at such election. Every applicant who shall be 18 years of age or over on the day of the next election shall be permitted to register, if otherwise qualified. To constitute residence under this Article 5 Article 3 is controlling.
(Source: P.A. 81-953.)

10 ILCS 5/5-3

    (10 ILCS 5/5-3) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-3)
    Sec. 5-3. The Board of County Commissioners shall appoint the place of registry in each precinct for any precinct registration under Section 5-17 of this Article 5. Such place or places shall be in the most public, orderly and convenient portions thereof; and no building or part of a building shall be designated or used as a place of registry, in which spirituous or intoxicating liquor is sold. The County Clerk may demand of the Chief of Police of each city, village or incorporated town, or the Sheriff to furnish officers of the law to attend during the progress of any registration at any place or places of registration designated by the County Commissioners.
    Such officers of the law shall be furnished by the Chief of Police or Sheriff and shall be stationed in the place or places of registration in such manner as the County Clerk shall direct, and during such assignment shall be under the direction and control of the County Clerk.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1200.)

10 ILCS 5/5-4

    (10 ILCS 5/5-4) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-4)
    Sec. 5-4. The County Clerk shall be ex-officio the registration officer of such county and shall have full charge and control of the registration of voters within such county where this Article 5 is in effect. The clerk and a duly appointed deputy clerk of each city, village, incorporated town and township in which all or any part of the territory in which this Article 5 is in effect shall be deputy registration officers.
(Source: P.A. 83-1059.)

10 ILCS 5/5-5

    (10 ILCS 5/5-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-5)
    Sec. 5-5. For the purpose of registering voters under this Article 5, in addition to the method provided for precinct registration under Sections 5-6 and 5-17 of this Article 5, the office of the county clerk shall be open between 9:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m. on all days except Saturday, Sunday and holidays, but there shall be no registration at such office during the 35 days immediately preceding any election required to be held under the law but if no precinct registration is being conducted prior to any election then registration may be taken in the office of the county clerk up to and including the 28th day prior to an election. On Saturdays, the hours of registration shall be from 9:00 a. m. to 12:00 p. m. noon. During such 35 or 27 day period, registration of electors of political subdivisions wherein a regular, or special election is required to be held shall cease and shall not be resumed for the registration of electors of such political subdivisions until the second day following the day of such election. In any election called for the submission of the revision or alteration of, or the amendments to the Constitution, submitted by a Constitutional Convention, the final day for registration at the office of the election authority charged with the printing of the ballot of this election shall be the 15th day prior to the date of the election.
    Each county clerk shall appoint one deputy for the purpose of accepting the registration of any voter who files an affidavit that he is physically unable to appear at any appointed place of registration. The county clerk shall designate a deputy to visit each disabled person and shall accept the registration of each such person as if he had applied for registration at the office of the county clerk.
    The offices of city, village, incorporated town and town clerks shall also be open for the purpose of registering voters residing in the territory in which this Article is in effect, and also, in the case of city, village and incorporated town clerks, for the purpose of registering voters residing in a portion of the city, village or incorporated town not located within the county, on all days on which the office of the county clerk is open for the registration of voters of such cities, villages, incorporated towns and townships.
(Source: P.A. 92-816, eff. 8-21-02.)

10 ILCS 5/5-6

    (10 ILCS 5/5-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-6)
    Sec. 5-6. Subject to the provisions of Section 5-19 of this Article 5, in addition to the registration authorized at the offices of the County Clerk, city clerk, town clerk, incorporated town clerk and village clerk under Section 5-5 of this Article 5, and that provided by Section 5-17 of this Article 5, there shall be three days of re-registration in each precinct as established by the Board of County Commissioners for county and township elections. The first of said three days of re-registration shall be Friday, September 15, 1961; the second of said three days of re-registration shall be Friday, October 13, 1961 and the third of said three days of re-registration shall be Tuesday, March 13, 1962. On each of the said three days of re-registration the registration places shall open at eight o'clock a. m. and remain open until nine o'clock p. m. It shall be the duty of the County Board to appoint the place of registry in each precinct and the provisions of Section 5-3 of this Article 5 shall apply thereto.
    The re-registration provided by this Article 5 shall constitute a permanent registration subject to revision and alteration in the manner hereinafter provided. All registrations shall be upon registration record cards provided by the County Clerk in accordance with the provisions of this Article 5.
    Immediately following the first day of precinct re-registration in 1961, all permanent registration records compiled prior to September 15, 1961, shall be destroyed if no election contest is pending in which such records are material.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1919.)

10 ILCS 5/5-7

    (10 ILCS 5/5-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-7)
    Sec. 5-7. The county clerk shall provide a sufficient number of blank forms for the registration of electors which shall be known as registration record cards and which shall consist of loose leaf sheets or cards, of suitable size to contain in plain writing and figures the data hereinafter required thereon or shall consist of computer cards of suitable nature to contain the data required thereon. The registration record cards, which shall include an affidavit of registration as hereinafter provided, shall be executed in duplicate.
    The registration record card shall contain the following and such other information as the county clerk may think it proper to require for the identification of the applicant for registration:
    Name. The name of the applicant, giving surname and first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the initial for such middle name, if any.
    Sex.
    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue, or other location of the dwelling, including the apartment, unit or room number, if any, and in the case of a mobile home the lot number, and such additional clear and definite description as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the dwelling of the applicant, including post-office mailing address. In the case of a homeless individual, the individual's voting residence that is his or her mailing address shall be included on his or her registration record card.
    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and the precinct. Which questions may be answered by the applicant stating, in excess of 30 days in the State and in excess of 30 days in the precinct.
    Nativity. The State or country in which the applicant was born.
    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place and date of naturalization.
    Date of application for registration, i.e., the day, month and year when applicant presented himself for registration.
    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
    Physical disability of the applicant, if any, at the time of registration, which would require assistance in voting.
    The county and state in which the applicant was last registered.
    Electronic mail address, if any.
    Signature of voter. The applicant, after the registration and in the presence of a deputy registrar or other officer of registration shall be required to sign his or her name in ink to the affidavit on the original and duplicate registration record card.
    Signature of Deputy Registrar.
    In case applicant is unable to sign his name, he may affix his mark to the affidavit. In such case the officer empowered to give the registration oath shall write a detailed description of the applicant in the space provided at the bottom of the card or sheet; and shall ask the following questions and record the answers thereto:
    Father's first name .......................
    Mother's first name .......................
    From what address did you last register?
    Reason for inability to sign name.
    Each applicant for registration shall make an affidavit in substantially the following form:
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
State of Illinois)
                 )ss
County of        )
    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that on the date of the next election I shall have resided in the State of Illinois and in the election precinct in which I reside 30 days; that I am fully qualified to vote. That I intend that this location shall be my residence and that the above statements are true.
..............................
(His or her signature or mark)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
.........................................
    Signature of Registration Officer.
(To be signed in presence of Registrant.)
 
    Space shall be provided upon the face of each registration record card for the notation of the voting record of the person registered thereon.
    Each registration record card shall be numbered according to towns and precincts, wards, cities and villages, as the case may be, and may be serially or otherwise marked for identification in such manner as the county clerk may determine.
    The registration cards shall be deemed public records and shall be open to inspection during regular business hours, except during the 27 days immediately preceding any election. On written request of any candidate or objector or any person intending to object to a petition, the election authority shall extend its hours for inspection of registration cards and other records of the election authority during the period beginning with the filing of petitions under Sections 7-10, 8-8, 10-6 or 28-3 and continuing through the termination of electoral board hearings on any objections to petitions containing signatures of registered voters in the jurisdiction of the election authority. The extension shall be for a period of hours sufficient to allow adequate opportunity for examination of the records but the election authority is not required to extend its hours beyond the period beginning at its normal opening for business and ending at midnight. If the business hours are so extended, the election authority shall post a public notice of such extended hours. Registration record cards may also be inspected, upon approval of the officer in charge of the cards, during the 27 days immediately preceding any election. Registration record cards shall also be open to inspection by certified judges and poll watchers and challengers at the polling place on election day, but only to the extent necessary to determine the question of the right of a person to vote or to serve as a judge of election. At no time shall poll watchers or challengers be allowed to physically handle the registration record cards.
    Updated copies of computer tapes or computer discs or other electronic data processing information containing voter registration information shall be furnished by the county clerk within 10 days after December 15 and May 15 each year and within 10 days after each registration period is closed to the State Board of Elections in a form prescribed by the Board. For the purposes of this Section, a registration period is closed 27 days before the date of any regular or special election. Registration information shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: name, sex, residence, telephone number, if any, age, party affiliation, if applicable, precinct, ward, township, county, and representative, legislative and congressional districts. In the event of noncompliance, the State Board of Elections is directed to obtain compliance forthwith with this nondiscretionary duty of the election authority by instituting legal proceedings in the circuit court of the county in which the election authority maintains the registration information. The costs of furnishing updated copies of tapes or discs shall be paid at a rate of $.00034 per name of registered voters in the election jurisdiction, but not less than $50 per tape or disc and shall be paid from appropriations made to the State Board of Elections for reimbursement to the election authority for such purpose. The State Board shall furnish copies of such tapes, discs, other electronic data or compilations thereof to state political committees registered pursuant to the Illinois Campaign Finance Act or the Federal Election Campaign Act and to governmental entities, at their request and at a reasonable cost. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of voter registration information, the disclosure of electronic voter registration records to any person or entity other than to a State or local political committee and other than to a governmental entity for a governmental purpose is specifically prohibited except as follows: subject to security measures adopted by the State Board of Elections which, at a minimum, shall include the keeping of a catalog or database, available for public view, including the name, address, and telephone number of the person viewing the list as well as the time of that viewing, any person may view the centralized statewide voter registration list on a computer screen at the Springfield office of the State Board of Elections, during normal business hours other than during the 27 days before an election, but the person viewing the list under this exception may not print, duplicate, transmit, or alter the list. Copies of the tapes, discs or other electronic data shall be furnished by the county clerk to local political committees and governmental entities at their request and at a reasonable cost. Reasonable cost of the tapes, discs, et cetera for this purpose would be the cost of duplication plus 15% for administration. The individual representing a political committee requesting copies of such tapes shall make a sworn affidavit that the information shall be used only for bona fide political purposes, including by or for candidates for office or incumbent office holders. Such tapes, discs or other electronic data shall not be used under any circumstances by any political committee or individuals for purposes of commercial solicitation or other business purposes. If such tapes contain information on county residents related to the operations of county government in addition to registration information, that information shall not be used under any circumstances for commercial solicitation or other business purposes. The prohibition in this Section against using the computer tapes or computer discs or other electronic data processing information containing voter registration information for purposes of commercial solicitation or other business purposes shall be prospective only from the effective date of this amended Act of 1979. Any person who violates this provision shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    The State Board of Elections shall promulgate, by October 1, 1987, such regulations as may be necessary to ensure uniformity throughout the State in electronic data processing of voter registration information. The regulations shall include, but need not be limited to, specifications for uniform medium, communications protocol and file structure to be employed by the election authorities of this State in the electronic data processing of voter registration information. Each election authority utilizing electronic data processing of voter registration information shall comply with such regulations on and after May 15, 1988.
    If the applicant for registration was last registered in another county within this State, he shall also sign a certificate authorizing cancellation of the former registration. The certificate shall be in substantially the following form:
To the County Clerk of .... County, Illinois. To the Election Commission of the City of ...., Illinois.
    This is to certify that I am registered in your (county) (city) and that my residence was .....
    Having moved out of your (county) (city), I hereby authorize you to cancel said registration in your office.
Dated at .... Illinois, on (insert date).
....................
(Signature of Voter)
Attest ......, County Clerk, ........ County, Illinois.
    The cancellation certificate shall be mailed immediately by the county clerk to the county clerk (or election commission as the case may be) where the applicant was formerly registered. Receipt of such certificate shall be full authority for cancellation of any previous registration.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/5-7.01

    (10 ILCS 5/5-7.01) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-7.01)
    Sec. 5-7.01. If an applicant for registration reports a permanent physical disability which would require assistance in voting, the county clerk shall mark all his registration cards in the right margin on the front of the card with a band of ink running the full margin which shall be of contrast to, and easily distinguishable from, the color of the card. If an applicant for registration declares upon properly witnessed oath, with his signature or mark affixed, that he cannot read the English language and that he will require assistance in voting, all his registration cards shall be marked in a manner similar to the marking on the cards of a voter who requires assistance because of physical disability, except that the marking shall be of a different distinguishing color. Following each election the cards of any voter who has requested assistance as a disabled voter, and has stated that the disability is permanent, or who has received assistance because of inability to read the English language, shall be marked in the same manner.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3524.)

10 ILCS 5/5-7.02

    (10 ILCS 5/5-7.02) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-7.02)
    Sec. 5-7.02. Upon the issuance of a disabled voter's identification card as provided in Section 19-12.1, the county clerk shall cause the identification number of such card to be clearly noted on all the registration cards of such voter.
(Source: P.A. 78-320.)

10 ILCS 5/5-7.03

    (10 ILCS 5/5-7.03) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-7.03)
    Sec. 5-7.03. The State Board of Elections shall design a registration record card which, except as otherwise provided in this Section, shall be used in triplicate by all election authorities in the State, except those election authorities adopting a computer-based voter registration file authorized under Section 5-43. The Board shall prescribe the form and specifications, including but not limited to the weight of paper, color and print of such cards. Such cards shall contain boxes or spaces for the information required under Sections 5-7 and 5-28.1 of this Code; provided, that such cards shall also contain a box or space for the applicant's social security number, which shall be required to the extent allowed by law but in no case shall the applicant provide fewer than the last 4 digits of the social security number, and a box for the applicant's telephone number, if available.
    Except for those election authorities adopting a computer-based voter registration file authorized under Section 5-43, the original and duplicate cards shall respectively constitute the master file and precinct binder registration records of the voter. A copy shall be given to the applicant upon completion of his or her registration or completed transfer of registration.
    Whenever a voter moves to another precinct within the same election jurisdiction or to another election jurisdiction in the State, such voter may transfer his or her registration by presenting his or her copy to the election authority or a deputy registrar. If such voter is not in possession of or has lost his or her copy, he or she may effect a transfer of registration by executing an Affidavit of Cancellation of Previous Registration. In the case of a transfer of registration to a new election jurisdiction, the election authority shall transmit the voter's copy or such affidavit to the election authority of the voter's former election jurisdiction, which shall immediately cause the transmission of the voter's previous registration card to the voter's new election authority. No transfer of registration to a new election jurisdiction shall be complete until the voter's old election authority receives notification.
    Deputy registrars shall return all copies of registration record cards or Affidavits of Cancellation of Previous Registration to the election authority by first-class mail within 2 business days or personal delivery within 7 days after the receipt thereof, except that such copies or Affidavits of Cancellation of Previous Registration received by the deputy registrars between the 35th and 28th day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy registrars to the election authority within 48 hours after receipt. The deputy registrars shall return the copies or Affidavits of Cancellation of Previous Registration received by them on the 28th day preceding an election to the election authority within 24 hours after receipt thereof.
(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)

10 ILCS 5/5-8

    (10 ILCS 5/5-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-8)
    Sec. 5-8. The County Clerk shall supply Deputy Registrars, Officers of Registration and Judges of Registration with registration forms and shall fully instruct them in their duties. Each Deputy Registrar, Officer of Registration and Judge of Registration shall receipt to the County Clerk for all blank registration records issued to them, specifying therein the number of blanks received by them, and each Deputy Registrar, Officer of Registration and Judge of Registration shall be charged with such blanks until he returns them to the County Clerk. If for any cause a blank registration record card is mutilated or rendered unfit for use in making it out, or if a mistake therein has been made, such blank shall not be destroyed, but the word "mutilated" shall be written across the face of such blank, and such blank shall be returned to the County Clerk and shall be preserved in the same manner and for the same length of time as mutilated ballots. When each 1961 and 1962 precinct re-registration shall have been completed, a Deputy Registrar or Judge of Registration shall return all registration record cards to the County Clerk whether such cards have been filled out, executed or whether they are unused, or whether they have been mutilated. A Deputy Registrar, or Judge of Registration for precinct registration shall make personal delivery of the registration records to the County Clerk, after the close of each precinct registration. Each Deputy Registrar and Judge of Registration shall certify the registration records in substantially the following form:
    "We, the undersigned Deputy Registrars and Judge of Registration in the County of .... in the State of Illinois, do swear (or affirm) that at the registration of electors on the .... day of .... there was registered by us in the said election precinct the names which appear on the registration records, and that the number of voters registered and qualified was and is the number .....
.... (Judge of Registration)
.... (Deputy Registrar)
.... (Deputy Registrar)
Date ....."
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1919.)

10 ILCS 5/5-9

    (10 ILCS 5/5-9) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-9)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-104)
    Sec. 5-9. Except as herein provided, no person shall be registered unless he applies in person to registration officer, answers such relevant questions as may be asked of him by the registration officer, and executes the affidavit of registration. The registration officer shall require the applicant to furnish two forms of identification, and except in the case of a homeless individual, one of which must include his or her residence address. These forms of identification shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following: driver's license, social security card, public aid identification card, utility bill, employee or student identification card, lease or contract for a residence, credit card, or a civic, union or professional association membership card. The registration officer shall require a homeless individual to furnish evidence of his or her use of the mailing address stated. This use may be demonstrated by a piece of mail addressed to that individual and received at that address or by a statement from a person authorizing use of the mailing address. The registration officer shall require each applicant for registration to read or have read to him the affidavit of registration before permitting him to execute the affidavit.
    One of the Deputy Registrars, the Judge of Registration, or an Officer of Registration, County Clerk, or clerk in the office of the County Clerk, shall administer to all persons who shall personally apply to register the following oath or affirmation:
    "You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will fully and truly answer all such questions as shall be put to you touching your place of residence, name, place of birth, your qualifications as an elector and your right as such to register and vote under the laws of the State of Illinois."
    The Registration Officer shall satisfy himself that each applicant for registration is qualified to register before registering him. If the registration officer has reason to believe that the applicant is a resident of a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home or any facility which is licensed or certified pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the ID/DD Community Care Act, the following question shall be put, "When you entered the home which is your present address, was it your bona fide intention to become a resident thereof?" Any voter of a township, city, village or incorporated town in which such applicant resides, shall be permitted to be present at the place of precinct registration, and shall have the right to challenge any applicant who applies to be registered.
    In case the officer is not satisfied that the applicant is qualified, he shall forthwith in writing notify such applicant to appear before the County Clerk to furnish further proof of his qualifications. Upon the card of such applicant shall be written the word "Incomplete" and no such applicant shall be permitted to vote unless such registration is satisfactorily completed as hereinafter provided. No registration shall be taken and marked as "incomplete" if information to complete it can be furnished on the date of the original application.
    Any person claiming to be an elector in any election precinct in such township, city, village or incorporated town and whose registration is marked "Incomplete" may make and sign an application in writing, under oath, to the County Clerk in substance in the following form:
    "I do solemnly swear that I, .........., did on (insert date) make application to the Board of Registry of the ........ precinct of ........ ward of the City of .... or of the ......... District ......... Town of .......... (or to the County Clerk of .............) and ............ County; that said Board or Clerk refused to complete my registration as a qualified voter in said precinct, that I reside in said precinct (or that I intend to reside in said precinct), am a duly qualified voter and entitled to vote in said precinct at the next election.
...........................
(Signature of Applicant)"
    All such applications shall be presented to the County Clerk by the applicant, in person between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and five o'clock p.m., on Monday and Tuesday of the third week subsequent to the weeks in which the 1961 and 1962 precinct re-registrations are to be held, and thereafter for the registration provided in Section 5-17 of this Article, all such applications shall be presented to the County Clerk by the applicant in person between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock p.m. on Monday and Tuesday of the third week prior to the date on which such election is to be held.
    Any otherwise qualified person who is absent from his county of residence either due to business of the United States or because he is temporarily outside the territorial limits of the United States may become registered by mailing an application to the county clerk within the periods of registration provided for in this Article or by simultaneous application for absentee registration and absentee ballot as provided in Article 20 of this Code.
    Upon receipt of such application the county clerk shall immediately mail an affidavit of registration in duplicate, which affidavit shall contain the following and such other information as the State Board of Elections may think it proper to require for the identification of the applicant:
    Name. The name of the applicant, giving surname and first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the initial for such middle name, if any.
    Sex.
    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue or other location of the dwelling, and such additional clear and definite description as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the dwelling of the applicant. Where the location cannot be determined by street and number, then the Section, congressional township and range number may be used, or such other information as may be necessary, including post office mailing address.
    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and the precinct.
    Nativity. The State or country in which the applicant was born.
    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place and date of naturalization.
    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
    Out of State address of ..........................
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
State of .........)
                  )ss
County of ........)
    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that on the day of the next election I shall have resided in the State of Illinois for 6 months and in the election precinct 30 days; that I am fully qualified to vote, that I am not registered to vote anywhere else in the United States, that I intend to remain a resident of the State of Illinois and of the election precinct, that I intend to return to the State of Illinois, and that the above statements are true.
..............................
(His or her signature or mark)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me, an officer qualified to administer oaths, on (insert date).
........................................
Signature of officer administering oath.

 
    Upon receipt of the executed duplicate affidavit of Registration, the county clerk shall transfer the information contained thereon to duplicate Registration Cards provided for in Section 5-7 of this Article and shall attach thereto a copy of each of the duplicate affidavit of registration and thereafter such registration card and affidavit shall constitute the registration of such person the same as if he had applied for registration in person.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-115)
    Sec. 5-9. Except as herein provided, no person shall be registered unless he applies in person to registration officer, answers such relevant questions as may be asked of him by the registration officer, and executes the affidavit of registration. The registration officer shall require the applicant to furnish two forms of identification, and except in the case of a homeless individual, one of which must include his or her residence address. These forms of identification shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following: driver's license, social security card, public aid identification card, utility bill, employee or student identification card, lease or contract for a residence, credit card, or a civic, union or professional association membership card. The registration officer shall require a homeless individual to furnish evidence of his or her use of the mailing address stated. This use may be demonstrated by a piece of mail addressed to that individual and received at that address or by a statement from a person authorizing use of the mailing address. The registration officer shall require each applicant for registration to read or have read to him the affidavit of registration before permitting him to execute the affidavit.
    One of the Deputy Registrars, the Judge of Registration, or an Officer of Registration, County Clerk, or clerk in the office of the County Clerk, shall administer to all persons who shall personally apply to register the following oath or affirmation:
    "You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will fully and truly answer all such questions as shall be put to you touching your place of residence, name, place of birth, your qualifications as an elector and your right as such to register and vote under the laws of the State of Illinois."
    The Registration Officer shall satisfy himself that each applicant for registration is qualified to register before registering him. If the registration officer has reason to believe that the applicant is a resident of a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home or any facility which is licensed or certified pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or the ID/DD Community Care Act, the following question shall be put, "When you entered the home which is your present address, was it your bona fide intention to become a resident thereof?" Any voter of a township, city, village or incorporated town in which such applicant resides, shall be permitted to be present at the place of precinct registration, and shall have the right to challenge any applicant who applies to be registered.
    In case the officer is not satisfied that the applicant is qualified, he shall forthwith in writing notify such applicant to appear before the County Clerk to furnish further proof of his qualifications. Upon the card of such applicant shall be written the word "Incomplete" and no such applicant shall be permitted to vote unless such registration is satisfactorily completed as hereinafter provided. No registration shall be taken and marked as "incomplete" if information to complete it can be furnished on the date of the original application.
    Any person claiming to be an elector in any election precinct in such township, city, village or incorporated town and whose registration is marked "Incomplete" may make and sign an application in writing, under oath, to the County Clerk in substance in the following form:
    "I do solemnly swear that I, .........., did on (insert date) make application to the Board of Registry of the ........ precinct of ........ ward of the City of .... or of the ......... District ......... Town of .......... (or to the County Clerk of .............) and ............ County; that said Board or Clerk refused to complete my registration as a qualified voter in said precinct, that I reside in said precinct (or that I intend to reside in said precinct), am a duly qualified voter and entitled to vote in said precinct at the next election.
...........................
(Signature of Applicant)"
    All such applications shall be presented to the County Clerk by the applicant, in person between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and five o'clock p.m., on Monday and Tuesday of the third week subsequent to the weeks in which the 1961 and 1962 precinct re-registrations are to be held, and thereafter for the registration provided in Section 5-17 of this Article, all such applications shall be presented to the County Clerk by the applicant in person between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock p.m. on Monday and Tuesday of the third week prior to the date on which such election is to be held.
    Any otherwise qualified person who is absent from his county of residence either due to business of the United States or because he is temporarily outside the territorial limits of the United States may become registered by mailing an application to the county clerk within the periods of registration provided for in this Article or by simultaneous application for absentee registration and absentee ballot as provided in Article 20 of this Code.
    Upon receipt of such application the county clerk shall immediately mail an affidavit of registration in duplicate, which affidavit shall contain the following and such other information as the State Board of Elections may think it proper to require for the identification of the applicant:
    Name. The name of the applicant, giving surname and first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the initial for such middle name, if any.
    Sex.
    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue or other location of the dwelling, and such additional clear and definite description as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the dwelling of the applicant. Where the location cannot be determined by street and number, then the Section, congressional township and range number may be used, or such other information as may be necessary, including post office mailing address.
    Electronic mail address, if the registrant has provided this information.
    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and the precinct.
    Nativity. The State or country in which the applicant was born.
    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place and date of naturalization.
    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
    Out of State address of ..........................
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
State of .........)
                  )ss
County of ........)
    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that on the day of the next election I shall have resided in the State of Illinois for 6 months and in the election precinct 30 days; that I am fully qualified to vote, that I am not registered to vote anywhere else in the United States, that I intend to remain a resident of the State of Illinois and of the election precinct, that I intend to return to the State of Illinois, and that the above statements are true.
..............................
(His or her signature or mark)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me, an officer qualified to administer oaths, on (insert date).
........................................
Signature of officer administering oath.

 
    Upon receipt of the executed duplicate affidavit of Registration, the county clerk shall transfer the information contained thereon to duplicate Registration Cards provided for in Section 5-7 of this Article and shall attach thereto a copy of each of the duplicate affidavit of registration and thereafter such registration card and affidavit shall constitute the registration of such person the same as if he had applied for registration in person.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/5-9.1

    (10 ILCS 5/5-9.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-9.1)
    Sec. 5-9.1. Cancelation of deceased voter's registration. Upon establishment of an electronic reporting system for death registrations as provided in the Vital Records Act, the county clerk of the county where a decedent last resided, as indicated on the decedent's death certificate, may issue certifications of death records from that system and may use that system to cancel the registration of any person who has died during the preceding month and cause the name of each such deceased person to be erased from the register of the precinct in which the deceased person was registered. Regardless of whether or not such a system has been established, it is the duty of the county clerk to examine monthly the records deposited in his or her office pursuant to the Vital Records Act that relate to deaths in the county, to cancel the registration of any person who has died during the preceding month and cause the name of each such deceased person to be erased from the register of the precinct in which the deceased person was registered.
(Source: P.A. 96-1484, eff. 1-1-11.)

10 ILCS 5/5-10

    (10 ILCS 5/5-10) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-10)
    Sec. 5-10. The two Deputy Registrars provided by this Article 5 for re-registration in each precinct shall be the canvassers of the precinct for which they are appointed.
    The County Clerk shall furnish to each Deputy Registrar a blank book which shall be named "Verification List", each page of which shall be ruled into columns, and to be marked thus:
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Write name of street on this line .
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Names Registered
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HouseMiss        Remarks
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NumberLast NameFirst NameInitialMrs. "OK," moved or died
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    Such book shall contain pages sufficient to allow listing of all names on registration record card by street, avenue, alley, drive, lane, road and court in the precinct in question. During the progress of the 3rd re-registration, or immediately thereafter, each Deputy Registrar shall transfer all the names upon the registration record cards to such verification list; arranging them according to streets, avenues, alleys, drives, lanes, roads or courts, beginning with the lowest residence number, and placing them numerically, as near as possible, from the lowest up to the highest number, starting each street, avenue, alley, drive, lane, road and court upon a separate sheet.
    They shall first write the name of such street, avenue, alley, lane, road or court at the top of the page, and then proceed to transfer the names of such "Verification Lists" according to the street numbers as above indicated.
    If, during either day of the 1961 and 1962 precinct re-registration, any registered voter of the township, city, village or incorporated town shall come before the Deputy Registrars and the Judge of Registration and make an oath that he believes that any particular person whose name has been entered upon the registry is not a qualified voter, such fact shall be noted; and after the completion of such "Verification Lists" one of the Registrars, or Judge of Registration, shall make a cross or check mark in ink opposite such name. If said Deputy Registrars or the Judge of Registration know any person so complained of is a qualified voter and believe that such complaint was made only to vex or harass such qualified voter, then such name shall be placed upon such lists without such cross or check mark, but such cross or check mark shall be placed upon such lists in case either of the Registrars or the Judge of Registration desires.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1919.)

10 ILCS 5/5-11

    (10 ILCS 5/5-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-11)
    Sec. 5-11. Upon the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday following the last day of precinct registration, if so much time is required, the two Deputy Registrars shall go together and canvass the precinct for which they have been appointed, calling at each dwelling place as indicated upon said "Verification Lists"; and if they shall find that any person whose name appears upon their "Verification Lists" does not reside at the place designated thereupon, they shall make a notation in the column headed "Remarks" as follows: "Not Found", "Died", or "Moved", as the case may be, indicating that such person does not reside at such place.
    Whenever deemed necessary by the canvassers, or either of them, he or they may demand of the person having command of the police in such precinct to furnish a policeman, to accompany them and protect them in the performance of their duties; and it shall be the duty of the person having command of the police in such precinct to furnish a policeman for such purpose.
    In making such canvass no person shall refuse to answer questions and give the information asked for and known to him or her, or shall wilfully and knowingly give false information, or make false statements. In making such canvass said canvassers shall make special inquiry at the residence or place designated on the said verification books, as to all persons registered as qualified voters, and shall receive information from judges of election, party canvassers, or other persons.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2532.)

10 ILCS 5/5-12

    (10 ILCS 5/5-12) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-12)
    Sec. 5-12. Immediately upon the completion of canvass, said canvassers, or one of them, shall sign a notice and send the same through the United States mail, duly stamped, to the address given on the verification books, or in the case of homeless individuals, to their mailing address, of all persons in connection with whose names they have made a notation indicating that they do not reside at such place, which notice shall require such persons to appear before the Board of Revision, composed of said canvassers and the judge of registration, on the Monday and Tuesday following completion of the canvass, giving the time and place of such session, to show cause why his or her name should not be erased from the registry of the precinct in question. Proper blanks and postage stamps shall be furnished for this purpose to the canvassers by said County Clerk. A personal notice shall also be served by the canvassers at the time such canvass is being made, by leaving the same with the party, if found, or if he or she is not found at the place designated in such verification books, by leaving the same at such address, if there be such place. Such notice, to be sent through the mail, must be mailed not later than 10 o'clock p.m. of Thursday of the week of such canvass. If sufficient postage stamps are not delivered to the canvassers by the County Clerk for the purpose aforesaid, then anyone may furnish such postage stamps to such canvassers for the purpose or such canvassers may procure the same at their own expense and afterwards render an account therefor to the County Clerk, duly sworn to, and the County Clerk shall audit such account and cause the same to be paid by the County Treasurer. Such County Clerk, upon application, shall deliver to such canvassers postage stamps sufficient for the purpose aforesaid.
    The registration officers shall make their returns to the County Clerk not later than noon of the day following the last day of the canvass of the registration provided by this Section.
    The County Clerk when complaint is made to him shall investigate the action of such canvassers and shall cause them or either of them to be prosecuted criminally for such wilful neglect of duty.
(Source: P.A. 87-1241.)

10 ILCS 5/5-13

    (10 ILCS 5/5-13) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-13)
    Sec. 5-13. The canvassers, or one of them, shall prepare a list of the names of the parties designated as aforesaid, and to whom such notice has been sent, given, or left at the address, and make and attach his, or their affidavit or affidavits thereto stating that notice, duly stamped, was mailed to each of the said parties at the places designated on said list, on or before 10 o'clock p. m. of the Thursday following the canvass, and that notice was also personally left at the said address of each of said parties named in said lists so attached, if there be such address. Blank affidavit forms shall be furnished by the County Clerk for the purpose aforesaid; but if none are furnished, such canvassers shall cause the same to be drawn, and they shall swear to such affidavit before the Judge of Registration of such precinct or County Clerk, or one of his Deputies.
    Either of the canvassers shall have the power and right of both in the matter pertaining to such canvass; but in case either refuses or neglects to make such canvass as aforesaid, then the other may make such canvass alone.
    In case of the temporary disability upon the part of either canvasser, the remaining canvasser shall appoint a temporary canvasser who shall represent and be affiliated with the same political party as the canvasser whose place is being filled, and shall administer to him the usual oath of office for canvassers. Such temporary canvasser shall perform all the duties of the office until the disability of the regular canvasser is removed.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2532.)

10 ILCS 5/5-14

    (10 ILCS 5/5-14) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-14)
    Sec. 5-14. Either of the canvassers shall, at the end of the canvass, return the "Verification Lists" to the County Clerk and a certificate of the correctness of such return. Immediately after receipt of such Verification Lists, the County Clerk shall cause copies to be printed in plain large type in sufficient numbers to meet all demands, and upon application, a copy of the same shall be given to any person applying therefor. Thereafter a list of registered voters in each precinct shall be compiled by the County clerk, prior to the General Election to be held in November of each even numbered year. On the list, the County Clerk shall indicate, by italics, asterisk, or other means, the names of all persons who have registered since the last regularly scheduled election in the consolidated schedule of elections established in Section 2A-1.1 of this Act.
    When the list of registered voters in each precinct is compiled, the County Clerk shall give a copy of it to the chairman of a county central committee of an established political party, as such party is defined in Section 10-2 of this Act, or to the chairman's duly authorized representative. Within 30 days of the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1983, the County Clerk shall give the list of registered voters in each precinct that was compiled prior to the general November election of 1982 to the chairman of a county central committee of an established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    Within 60 days after each general election the county clerk shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered voters in each precinct, each registrant who voted at that general election, and shall provide a copy of such list to the chairman of the county central committee of each established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983, the county clerk shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered voters in each precinct, each registrant who voted at the general election of 1982, and shall provide a copy of such coded list to the chairman of the county central committee of each established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
(Source: P.A. 83-1263.)

10 ILCS 5/5-15

    (10 ILCS 5/5-15) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-15)
    Sec. 5-15. Any voter or voters in the township, city, village, or incorporated town containing such precinct, and any precinct committeeman in the county, may, between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and six o'clock p.m. of the Monday and Tuesday of the third week immediately preceding the week in which such April 10, 1962 Primary Election is to be held, make application in writing, before such County Clerk, to have any name upon such register of any precinct erased. Thereafter 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 any county, city, village, township, or incorporated town 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 .... ) of the .... District .... town of .... do hereby solemnly swear (or affirm) that .... registered from No. .... Street is not a qualified voter in the .... precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or town) of .... or of the .... district town of .... 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.
(Signed) .....
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
....
....
...."
    Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant before the County Clerk or any Deputy authorized by the County Clerk for that purpose, and filed with the Clerk. Thereupon notice of such application, with a demand to appear before the County Clerk and show cause why his name shall not be erased from the register, shall be mailed by special delivery, duly stamped and directed, to such person, to the address upon said register at least 4 days before the day fixed in said notice to show cause. If such person has provided the election authority with an e-mail address, then the election authority shall also send the same notice by electronic mail at least 4 days before the day fixed in said notice to show cause.
    A like notice shall be mailed to the person or persons making the application to have the name upon such register erased to appear and show cause why the name should be erased, the notice to set out the day and hour of such hearing. If the voter making such application fails to appear before the Clerk at the time set for the hearing as fixed in the said notice or fails to show cause why the name upon such register shall be erased, the application may be dismissed by the County Clerk.
    Any voter making such application or applications shall be privileged from arrest while presenting the same to the County Clerk, and whilst going to and returning from the office of the County Clerk.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/5-16

    (10 ILCS 5/5-16) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-16)
    Sec. 5-16. A docket of all applications to the County Clerk, whether such application shall be made for the purpose of being registered, or restored, or for the purpose of erasing a name on the register or for completing registration shall be made out in the order of the towns, wards, districts, precincts as the case may be. The County Clerk shall sit to hear such applications between the hours of ten o'clock a. m. and nine o'clock p. m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the third week preceding the week in which such April 10, 1962 Primary Election is to be held, and thereafter the County Clerk shall sit to hear such applications between the hours of ten o'clock a. m. and nine o'clock p. m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the second week prior to the week in which any county, city, town, village or incorporated town election is to be held. At the request of either party to such applications, the Clerk shall issue subpoenas to witnesses to appear at such hearings, and witnesses may be sworn and examined upon the hearing of said applications. Each person appearing in response to an application to have a name erased shall deliver to the County Clerk a written affidavit, which shall be, in substance, in the words and figures following:
    "I do solemnly swear that I am a citizen of the United States; that I do reside and have resided in the State of Illinois since the .... day of .... and in the county of .... in said State, since the .... day of .... and in the .... precinct of the .... ward, in the city, village or incorporated town of .... or in the .... district town of .... in said county and State, since the .... day of .... and that I am .... years of age; that I am the identical person registered in said precinct under the name I subscribe hereto."
    This answer shall be signed and sworn to or affirmed before any person authorized to administer oaths or affirmations. The decision on each application shall be announced at once after hearing, and a minute made thereof, and when an application to be registered or to be restored to such register or to complete registration shall be allowed, the said County Clerk shall cause a minute to be made upon the original and duplicate registration records withdrawn.
    All applications under this Section and hearings as hereinafter provided may be heard by deputy county clerks specially designated by the County Clerk for this purpose, and a decision by such deputies so designated, shall become the decision of the County Clerk, upon approval by the County Clerk.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/5-16.1

    (10 ILCS 5/5-16.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-16.1)
    Sec. 5-16.1. In addition to registration at the office of the county clerk and at the offices of municipal and township clerks, each county subject to this Article shall provide for the following methods of registration:
    (1) The appointment of deputy registrars as provided in Section 5-16.2;
    (2) The establishment of temporary places of registration as provided in Section 5-16.3.
    Each county subject to this Article may provide for precinct registration pursuant to Section 5-17.
(Source: P.A. 83-1059.)

10 ILCS 5/5-16.2

    (10 ILCS 5/5-16.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-16.2)
    Sec. 5-16.2. (a) The county clerk shall appoint all municipal and township clerks or their duly authorized deputies as deputy registrars who may accept the registration of all qualified residents of the State.
    The county clerk shall appoint all precinct committeepersons in the county as deputy registrars who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State, except during the 27 days preceding an election.
    The county clerk shall appoint each of the following named persons as deputy registrars upon the written request of such persons:
        1. The chief librarian, or a qualified person
    
designated by the chief librarian, of any public library situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any qualified resident of the State, at such library.
        2. The principal, or a qualified person designated by
    
the principal, of any high school, elementary school, or vocational school situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any resident of the State, at such school. The county clerk shall notify every principal and vice-principal of each high school, elementary school, and vocational school situated within the election jurisdiction of their eligibility to serve as deputy registrars and offer training courses for service as deputy registrars at conveniently located facilities at least 4 months prior to every election.
        3. The president, or a qualified person designated by
    
the president, of any university, college, community college, academy or other institution of learning situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any resident of the State, at such university, college, community college, academy or institution.
        4. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona
    
fide labor organization, or a reasonable number of qualified members designated by such official, who may accept the registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
        5. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona
    
fide State civic organization, as defined and determined by rule of the State Board of Elections, or qualified members designated by such official, who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State. In determining the number of deputy registrars that shall be appointed, the county clerk shall consider the population of the jurisdiction, the size of the organization, the geographic size of the jurisdiction, convenience for the public, the existing number of deputy registrars in the jurisdiction and their location, the registration activities of the organization and the need to appoint deputy registrars to assist and facilitate the registration of non-English speaking individuals. In no event shall a county clerk fix an arbitrary number applicable to every civic organization requesting appointment of its members as deputy registrars. The State Board of Elections shall by rule provide for certification of bona fide State civic organizations. Such appointments shall be made for a period not to exceed 2 years, terminating on the first business day of the month following the month of the general election, and shall be valid for all periods of voter registration as provided by this Code during the terms of such appointments.
        6. The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or
    
a reasonable number of employees designated by the Director and located at public aid offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the county at any such public aid office.
        7. The Director of the Illinois Department of
    
Employment Security, or a reasonable number of employees designated by the Director and located at unemployment offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the county at any such unemployment office.
        8. The president of any corporation as defined by the
    
Business Corporation Act of 1983, or a reasonable number of employees designated by such president, who may accept the registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
    If the request to be appointed as deputy registrar is denied, the county clerk shall, within 10 days after the date the request is submitted, provide the affected individual or organization with written notice setting forth the specific reasons or criteria relied upon to deny the request to be appointed as deputy registrar.
    The county clerk may appoint as many additional deputy registrars as he considers necessary. The county clerk shall appoint such additional deputy registrars in such manner that the convenience of the public is served, giving due consideration to both population concentration and area. Some of the additional deputy registrars shall be selected so that there are an equal number from each of the 2 major political parties in the election jurisdiction. The county clerk, in appointing an additional deputy registrar, shall make the appointment from a list of applicants submitted by the Chairman of the County Central Committee of the applicant's political party. A Chairman of a County Central Committee shall submit a list of applicants to the county clerk by November 30 of each year. The county clerk may require a Chairman of a County Central Committee to furnish a supplemental list of applicants.
    Deputy registrars may accept registrations at any time other than the 27 day period preceding an election. All persons appointed as deputy registrars shall be registered voters within the county and shall take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation:
    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of deputy registrar to the best of my ability and that I will register no person nor cause the registration of any person except upon his personal application before me.
...............................
(Signature of Deputy Registrar)"
    This oath shall be administered by the county clerk, or by one of his deputies, or by any person qualified to take acknowledgement of deeds and shall immediately thereafter be filed with the county clerk.
    Appointments of deputy registrars under this Section, except precinct committeemen, shall be for 2-year terms, commencing on December 1 following the general election of each even-numbered year, except that the terms of the initial appointments shall be until December 1st following the next general election. Appointments of precinct committeemen shall be for 2-year terms commencing on the date of the county convention following the general primary at which they were elected. The county clerk shall issue a certificate of appointment to each deputy registrar, and shall maintain in his office for public inspection a list of the names of all appointees.
    (b) The county clerk shall be responsible for training all deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a), at times and locations reasonably convenient for both the county clerk and such appointees. The county clerk shall be responsible for certifying and supervising all deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a). Deputy registrars appointed under subsection (a) shall be subject to removal for cause.
    (c) Completed registration materials under the control of deputy registrars, appointed pursuant to subsection (a), shall be returned to the appointing election authority by first-class mail within 2 business days or personal delivery within 7 days, except that completed registration materials received by the deputy registrars during the period between the 35th and 28th day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy registrars to the appointing election authority within 48 hours after receipt thereof. The completed registration materials received by the deputy registrars on the 28th day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy registrars within 24 hours after receipt thereof. Unused materials shall be returned by deputy registrars appointed pursuant to paragraph 4 of subsection (a), not later than the next working day following the close of registration.
    (d) The county clerk or board of election commissioners, as the case may be, must provide any additional forms requested by any deputy registrar regardless of the number of unaccounted registration forms the deputy registrar may have in his or her possession.
    (e) No deputy registrar shall engage in any electioneering or the promotion of any cause during the performance of his or her duties.
    (f) The county clerk shall not be criminally or civilly liable for the acts or omissions of any deputy registrar. Such deputy registers shall not be deemed to be employees of the county clerk.
    (g) Completed registration materials returned by deputy registrars for persons residing outside the county shall be transmitted by the county clerk within 2 days after receipt to the election authority of the person's election jurisdiction of residence.
(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)

10 ILCS 5/5-16.3

    (10 ILCS 5/5-16.3) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-16.3)
    Sec. 5-16.3. The county clerk may establish temporary places of registration for such times and at such locations within the county as the county clerk may select. However, no temporary place of registration may be in operation during the 27 days preceding an election. Notice of time and place of registration at any such temporary place of registration under this Section shall be published by the county clerk in a newspaper having a general circulation in the county not less than 3 nor more than 15 days before the holding of such registration.
    Temporary places of registration shall be established so that the areas of concentration of population or use by the public are served, whether by facilities provided in places of private business or in public buildings or in mobile units. Areas which may be designated as temporary places of registration include, but are not limited to, facilities licensed or certified pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the ID/DD Community Care Act, Soldiers' and Sailors' Homes, shopping centers, business districts, public buildings and county fairs.
    Temporary places of registration shall be available to the public not less than 2 hours per year for each 1,000 population or fraction thereof in the county.
    All temporary places of registration shall be manned by deputy county clerks or deputy registrars appointed pursuant to Section 5-16.2.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

10 ILCS 5/5-17

    (10 ILCS 5/5-17) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-17)
    Sec. 5-17. If the county clerk determines, as provided in Section 5-16.1, to have precinct registration in the county, the board of county commissioners shall, prior to any general state election held in the month of November of any even numbered year designate a day or days and shall designate convenient places in the townships or cities or villages or incorporated towns for registration of voters. Such day or days shall not be more than 36 nor less than 28 days before such election.
    The provisions of Section 5-3 of this Article shall apply to the selection of places of registration under this Section and the provisions of Section 5-3 relative to the attendance of police officers during the conduct of such registration shall also apply.
    The officers of registration chosen to conduct registrations under the provisions of this Section shall be chosen by the county clerk.
    In choosing officers of registration, the county clerk shall choose only persons residing in the township in which the place of registration is located. He shall choose, in each precinct, 3 officers of registration, at least one from each of the 2 major political parties. The county clerk may appoint additional officers of registration in precincts which have had sudden increases in population.
    The officers so chosen shall be voters registered under the provisions of this Article 5, and shall have the same qualifications and take the same oath as required of registration officers under Section 5-4 of this Article 5, and shall be subject to the same penalties.
    The places of registration designated by the board of county commissioners under the provisions of this Section shall be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on such day or days as may be specified by the board of county commissioners.
    Registration under this Section shall be made in the same manner as provided for precinct registration under the provisions of this Article 5, but the canvass of registration shall be made by 2 registration officers of different political affiliations, said registration officers to be designated by the county clerk and the hearing and final revision of the registry heretofore conducted by the board of revision shall be performed by the county clerk or his deputy on the Monday and Tuesday following precinct registration. Said revision under this Section shall take place at the office of the county clerk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
    The registration officers shall make their returns to the county clerk not later than noon of the day following the last day of the canvass of registration provided by this Section.
    The election authorities shall issue credentials to registration day pollwatchers in the manner and on the terms prescribed in Section 17-23 with respect to pollwatchers at elections. Registration day pollwatchers shall be allowed to see the names and addresses of the people who have registered during the course of the day.
    No person shall, at any precinct registration or reregistration, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any precinct registration place or within 30 feet thereof. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit any candidate from being present in or near any precinct registration place. All persons who register to vote at any precinct registration place must be residents of the precinct in which they register.
(Source: P.A. 81-1535.)

10 ILCS 5/5-18

    (10 ILCS 5/5-18) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-18)
    Sec. 5-18. At least 20 days prior to the precinct registration under Section 5-6 of this Article 5, and at least 20 days prior to any registration that may be provided under Section 5-17 of this Article 5, the County Clerk shall publish a notice of registration, giving the dates, hours and places of registration, in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county.
(Source: P.A. 79-75.)

10 ILCS 5/5-19

    (10 ILCS 5/5-19) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-19)
    Sec. 5-19. Only persons residing within the corporate limits of a city, village or incorporated town wherein this Article 5 is in effect, shall be permitted to register in the office of the clerk of the respective city, village or incorporated town in which they reside and then only during the periods provided by Section 5-5 of this Article 5.
    Within 24 hours after a person has registered in the office of the clerk of a city, village or incorporated town, the said clerk shall transmit by mail or cause to be delivered to the County Clerk the original and duplicate registration cards of the person who has registered in his office.
    Only persons who reside within the limits of a town in a county wherein this Article 5 is in effect shall be permitted to register in the office of the town clerk of the respective towns in which they reside and then only during the periods provided by Section 5-5 of this Article 5.
    Within 24 hours after a person not residing within the corporate limits of a city, village or incorporated town has registered in the office of a town clerk, the town clerk shall transmit by mail or cause to be delivered to the county clerk the original and duplicate cards of the person who has registered in his office. Within 24 hours after a person who resides within the limits of a city, village or incorporated town has registered in the office of a town clerk, the town clerk shall transmit by mail or cause to be delivered the original and duplicate cards of the person so registered to the county clerk.
    Any person residing in the territory wherein this Article 5 is in effect, may register in the office of the county clerk during the hours, and within the periods provided by Section 5-5 of this Article 5.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/5-20

    (10 ILCS 5/5-20) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-20)
    Sec. 5-20. Registrations under the above section shall be made in the manner provided by sections 5-7 and 5-9, but electors whose registrations are marked "Incomplete" may make the applications provided by section 5-9 only on Monday and Tuesday of the third week prior to the week in which the election for officers, for which they are permitted to vote, is to be held. The subsequent procedure with reference to said cards shall be the same as that provided for voters registering under section 5-19 except that the election referred to shall be the election at which the applicant would be permitted to vote if otherwise qualified.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 855.)

10 ILCS 5/5-21

    (10 ILCS 5/5-21) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-21)
    Sec. 5-21. To each person who registers at the office of the county, city, village, incorporated town or town clerk, or any place designated by the Board of County Commissioners under Section 5-17 of Article 5 and within five days thereafter, the election authority shall send by mail, and electronic mail if the registrant has provided the election authority with an e-mail address, a notice setting forth the elector's name and address as it appears on the registration record card, and shall request him in case of any error to present the notice on or before the seventh day next ensuing at the office of the election authority in order to secure the correction of the error. Such notice shall contain on the outside a request for the postmaster to return it within five days if it cannot be delivered to the addressee at the address given thereon. Upon the return by the post office of such notice which it has been unable to deliver at the given address because the addressee cannot be found there, a notice shall be at once sent through the United States mail to such person at the address appearing upon his registration record card requiring him to appear before the election authority, within five days, to answer questions touching his right to register. If the person notified fails to appear at the election authority's office within five days as directed or if he appears and fails to prove his right to register, the election authority shall cancel his registration.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/5-22

    (10 ILCS 5/5-22) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-22)
    Sec. 5-22. As soon as possible after the precinct registration held under section 5-6 and again after the registrations provided by section 5-17 of this article 5, the County Clerk shall require all city, village and incorporated town clerks to call at his office and shall give written and verbal instructions relative to duties under this article 5 to all city, village and incorporated town clerks, and shall also supply them with, and get their receipts for blank registration cards to enable them to perform their duties with respect to the registration of voters in their offices under section 5-19 of this article 5.
    As soon as possible after the precinct registration held under section 5-6 of this article, the County Clerk shall require all town clerks to appear at his office at which time he shall give them verbal and written instructions relative to their duties under this article 5, and at the same time he shall also supply them with and get their receipts for blank registration cards to enable them to perform their duties with respect to the registration of voters in their offices under section 5-19 of this article 5.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/5-23

    (10 ILCS 5/5-23) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-23)
    Sec. 5-23. Any registered voter who changes his residence from one address, number or place to another within the same county wherein this Article 5 is in effect, may have his registration transferred to his new address by making and signing an application for such change of residence upon a form to be provided by the county clerk. Such application must be made to the office of the county clerk. In case the person is unable to sign his name the county clerk shall require such person to execute the request in the presence of the county clerk or of his properly authorized representative, by his mark, and if satisfied of the identity of the person, the county clerk shall make the transfer.
    Upon receipt of such application, the county clerk, or one of his employees deputized to take registrations shall cause the signature of the voter and the data appearing upon the application to be compared with the signature and data on the registration record, and if it appears that the applicant is the same person as the party previously registered under that name the transfer shall be made.
    Transfer of registration under the provisions of this section may not be made within the period when the county clerk's office is closed to registration prior to an election at which such voter would be entitled to vote.
    Any registered voter who changes his or her name by marriage or otherwise, shall be required to register anew and authorize the cancellation of the previous registration; provided, however, that if the change of name takes place within a period during which such new registration cannot be made, next preceding any election or primary, the elector may, if otherwise qualified, vote upon making the following affidavit before the judges of election:
    I do solemnly swear that I am the same person now registered in the .... precinct of the .... ward of the city of .... or .... District Town of .... under the name of .... and that I still reside in said precinct or district.
(Signed) ....
    If the voter whose name has changed still resides in the same precinct, the voter may vote after making the affidavit at the polling place regardless of when the change of name occurred. In that event, the affidavit shall not state that the voter is required to register; the affidavit shall be treated by the election authority as authorization to cancel the registration under the former name, and the election authority shall register the voter under his or her current name.
    Suitable forms for this purpose shall be provided by the county clerk. The form in all cases shall be similar to the form furnished by the county clerk for county and state elections.
    The precinct election officials shall report to the county clerk the names and addresses of all such persons who have changed their addresses and voted. The city, village, town and incorporated town clerks shall within five days after every election report to the county clerk the names and addresses of the persons reported to them as having voted by affidavit as in this Section provided.
    The county clerk may obtain information from utility companies, city, village, town and incorporated town records, the post office or from other sources regarding the removal of registered voters and notify such voters that a transfer of registration may be made in the manner provided by this Section.
    If any person be registered by error in a precinct other than that in which he resides the county clerk shall be empowered to transfer his registration to the proper precinct.
    Where a revision or rearrangement of precincts is made by the board of county commissioners, the county clerk shall immediately transfer to the proper precinct the registration of any voter affected by such revision or rearrangement of the precincts; make the proper notations on the registration cards of a voter affected by the revision of registration and shall notify the registrant of such change.
(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05.)

10 ILCS 5/5-24

    (10 ILCS 5/5-24) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-24)
    Sec. 5-24. Following the general election occurring in November of 1944 and following the November election every four years thereafter, the county clerk shall examine the registration record and shall send to every voter who has not voted during the preceding four years a notice through the mails, substantially as follows:
    Notice of Suspension of Registration:
    "You are hereby notified that your registration will be cancelled according to law for failure to vote during the last four years, unless you apply for reinstatement within thirty days. You may reinstate your registration by signing the statement below and returning it to this office or by making application to do so."
    Application for Reinstatement of Registration:
    "I do hereby certify that I still reside at the address from which I am registered and apply for reinstatement of my registration.
Signed ....
Present address ....
Date ...."
    In case the elector is unable to sign his name, the application for reinstatement shall be made at the office of the county clerk, or in the case of an elector, absent from the county of his residence, it shall be made before the clerk of a court of record in the county in which the elector is temporarily detained.
    After the expiration of thirty days the county clerk shall cancel the registration of all electors thus notified who have not applied for reinstatement.
    A proper entry shall be made on the registration record for all electors whose registrations are reinstated. Any elector whose registration has been cancelled for failure to vote may register again by making the application therefor in the manner provided by this article 5.
    When a registration is cancelled under this or other sections of this article 5, a proper entry shall be made on the registration cards by the county clerk.
    The county clerk shall, however, keep the cancelled cards in a suspense file for 2 years and reinstate them at any time within such 2 year suspense period, when a person's registration is cancelled under this or other Sections of this Article for failure to apply for reinstatement or to appear in proper time, and there is sufficient subsequent showing that he is a duly qualified elector.
(Source: P.A. 81-155.)

10 ILCS 5/5-25

    (10 ILCS 5/5-25) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-25)
    Sec. 5-25. The county clerk on his own initiative or upon order of the board of county commissioners shall at all times have authority to conduct investigation and to make canvasses of the registered voters in any precinct canvass or at other times and by other methods than those so prescribed. However, the county clerk shall conduct a verification of voter registrations at least once in every 2 years, and shall cause the cancellation of registration of persons who have ceased to be qualified voters. Such verification shall be accomplished by one of the following methods: (1) precinct canvass conducted by 2 qualified persons of opposite party affiliation appointed by the county clerk or (2) written request for verification sent to each registered voter by first class mail, not forwardable or (3) an alternative method of verification submitted in writing to and approved by the State Board of Elections at a public meeting not less than 60 days prior to the date which the county clerk has fixed for implementation of that method of verification; provided, that the county clerk shall submit to the State Board of Elections a written statement of the results obtained by use of such alternative method within 30 days of completion of the verification. In each precinct one canvasser may be appointed from outside such precinct if not enough other qualified persons who reside within the precinct can be found to serve as canvasser in such precinct. The one canvasser so appointed to serve in any precinct in which he is not entitled to vote prior to the election must be entitled to vote elsewhere within the ward or township which includes within its boundaries the precinct in which such canvasser is appointed and such canvasser must be otherwise qualified. If upon the basis of investigation or canvasses, the county clerk shall be of the opinion that any person registered under this Article 5 is not a qualified voter or has ceased to be a qualified voter, he shall send a notice through the United States mail to such person, requiring him to appear before the county clerk for a hearing within ten days after the date of mailing such notice and show cause why his registration shall not be cancelled. If such person fails to appear within such time as provided, his registration shall be cancelled. If such a person does appear, he shall make an affidavit similar in every respect to the affidavit required of applicants under Section 5-16 of this Article 5.
(Source: P.A. 81-1535.)

10 ILCS 5/5-25.01

    (10 ILCS 5/5-25.01) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-25.01)
    Sec. 5-25.01. Each registered voter lacking a permanent abode shall be canvassed by the county clerk before each election. The canvass shall be by mail sent not later than 49 days preceding the election to the mailing address listed on the voter's registration record card. The clerk shall include in the mailing a postage prepaid return postcard. The voter must certify on the postcard his or her continued residence at the registration address and mail the postcard back to the clerk so that it is postmarked no later than the 26th day preceding the election.
    If an application for registration is presented within the 49 day period preceding an election, then this Section shall not apply and the provisions of this Article with respect to the mailing of a verification of a registration notice shall be a canvass, except that such notice shall be mailed to the registrant's mailing address.
(Source: P.A. 87-1241.)

10 ILCS 5/5-25.1

    (10 ILCS 5/5-25.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-25.1)
    Sec. 5-25.1. In any county in which there is a municipality under the jurisdiction of a board of election commissioners, the county clerk and his appointed deputy registrars shall accept the registration of qualified persons residing within such municipality and shall transmit the completed registration to the board of election commissioners prior to the close of registration before an election.
(Source: P.A. 83-1059.)

10 ILCS 5/5-26

    (10 ILCS 5/5-26) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-26)
    Sec. 5-26. If either of the original or duplicate registration cards, or all of any elector shall be lost, destroyed or mutilated in whole or in part, the county clerk shall prepare 2 new registration cards, an original and a duplicate and shall require the execution of a new registration affidavit by such elector, and if any such elector shall refuse to execute such affidavit within thirty days after the mailing of a notice to such elector at the last address from which he has registered, then the registration of such elector shall be cancelled. If either the original or duplicate registration cards, of all registered voters of a city, village or incorporated town, township or any ward, or precinct thereof, shall be lost or destroyed, the county clerk shall require a re-registration of electors of such city, village or incorporated town, township, ward or precinct and the same provisions as required for any registration under section 5-17 of this article 5 shall apply to such re-registration.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/5-28

    (10 ILCS 5/5-28) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-28)
    Sec. 5-28. The original registration record cards shall remain permanently in the office of the county clerk except as destroyed as provided in Section 5-6; shall be filed alphabetically without regard to precincts; and shall be known as the master file. The duplicate registration record cards shall constitute the official registry of voters for all elections and shall be filed by precincts and townships. The duplicate cards for use in conducting elections shall be delivered to the judges of election by the county clerk in a suitable binder or other device, which shall be locked and sealed in accordance with the directions to be given by the county clerk and shall also be suitably indexed for convenient use by the precinct officers. The precinct files shall be delivered to the judges of election for use at the polls for elections at the same time as the official ballots are delivered to them, and shall be returned to the county clerk by the judges of election within the time provided for the return of the official ballots. The county clerk shall determine the manner of return and delivery of such file.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/5-28.1

    (10 ILCS 5/5-28.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-28.1)
    Sec. 5-28.1. For use in connection with referenda and the nonpartisan and consolidated elections, each election authority shall maintain permanent records of the boundaries of all political subdivisions partially or wholly within its jurisdiction and any districts thereof, and shall maintain permanent records indicating by tax extension number code for each registered voter the political subdivisions and any districts thereof in which that voter resides. Such records may be kept on the registration record cards or on separate registration lists, or if a method other than record coding by tax extension number is adopted by an election authority, such method shall be, approved by the State Board of Elections. Each political subdivision must, no later than 5 days after any redistricting, annexation, disconnection or other boundary change is adopted, give notice of any such adoption and the effective date of such act to each election authority having election jurisdiction over any of its former or new territory.
    Each election authority must make available to election judges for use on election day, records indicating by tax extension number code or other method approval by the State Board of Elections for each registered voter, the political subdivisions in which that voter resides. For the purposes of election day use by election judges, such records must be kept on the registration record cards or on separate registration lists.
(Source: P.A. 84-861.)

10 ILCS 5/5-29

    (10 ILCS 5/5-29) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-29)
    Sec. 5-29. Upon application to vote, except as hereinafter provided for absent electors, each registered elector shall sign his name or make his mark as the case may be, on a certificate substantially as follows:
"Certificate of Registered Voter
Town of................District or Precinct Number..........;
City of................Ward...............Precinct..........;
Village of................................Precinct..........;
Election.....................................................
                 (date)         (month)        (year)
Registration record
Checked by.....................
Voter's number..................
Instruction to voters
    Sign this certificate and hand it to the election officer in charge. After the registration record has been checked, the officer will hand it back to you. Whereupon you shall present it to the officer in charge of the ballots.
    I hereby certify that I am registered from the address below and am qualified to vote.
Signature of voter ...............
Residence address ..............."
    An individual shall not be required to provide his social security number when applying for a ballot. He shall not be denied a ballot, nor shall his ballot be challenged, solely because of his refusal to provide his social security number. Nothing in this Act prevents an individual from being requested to provide his social security number when the individual applies for a ballot. If, however, the certificate contains a space for the individual's social security number, the following notice shall appear on the certificate, immediately above such space, in bold-face capital letters, in type the size of which equals the largest type on the certificate:
    "THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A BALLOT WITH THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. HE OR SHE MAY NOT BE DENIED A BALLOT, NOR SHALL HIS OR HER BALLOT BE CHALLENGED, SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER REFUSAL TO PROVIDE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER."
    Certificates as above prescribed shall be furnished by the county clerk for all elections.
    The Judges in charge of the precinct registration files shall compare the signature upon such certificate with the signature on the registration record card as a means of identifying the voter. Unless satisfied by such comparison that the applicant to vote is the identical person who is registered under the same name, the Judges shall ask such applicant the questions for identification which appear on the registration card and if the applicant does not prove to the satisfaction of a majority of the judges of the election precinct that he is the identical person registered under the name in question then the vote for such applicant shall be challenged by a Judge of Election, and the same procedure followed as provided by law for challenged voters.
    In case the elector is unable to sign his name, a Judge of Election shall check the data on the registration card and shall check the address given, with the registered address, in order to determine whether he is entitled to vote.
    One of the Judges of election shall check the certificate of each applicant for a ballot after the registration record has been examined and shall sign his initials on the certificate in the space provided therefor, and shall enter upon such certificate the number of the voter in the place provided therefor, and make an entry in the voting record space on the registration record, to indicate whether or not the applicant voted. Such judge shall then hand such certificate back to the applicant in case he is permitted to vote, and such applicant shall hand it to the judge of election in charge of the ballots. The certificates of the voters shall be filed in the order in which they are received and shall constitute an official poll record. The term "Poll Lists" and "Poll Books" where used in this article 5 shall be construed to apply to such official poll records.
    After each general primary election the county clerk shall indicate by color code or other means next to the name of each registrant on the list of registered voters in each precinct the primary ballot of a political party that the registrant requested at that general primary election. The county clerk, within 60 days after the general primary election, shall provide a copy of this coded list to the chairman of the county central committee of each established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983, the county clerk shall provide to the chairman of the county central committee of each established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative the list of registered voters in each precinct at the time of the general primary election of 1982 and shall indicate on such list by color code or other means next to the name of a registrant the primary ballot of a political party that the registrant requested at the general primary election of 1982.
    The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
    Where an elector makes application to vote by signing and presenting the certificate provided by this Section, and his registration record card is not found in the precinct registry of voters, but his name appears as that of a registered voter in such precinct upon the printed precinct list of voters and whose name has not been erased or withdrawn from such register, it shall be the duty of one of the Judges of Election to require an affidavit by such person and two voters residing in the precinct before the judges of election that he is the same person whose name appears upon the precinct register and that he resides in the precinct stating the street number of his residence. Forms for such affidavit shall be supplied by the county clerk for all elections. Upon the making of such affidavit and the presentation of his certificate such elector shall be entitled to vote. All affidavits made under this paragraph shall be preserved and returned to the county clerk in an envelope. It shall be the duty of the county clerk within 30 days after such election to take steps provided by Section 5-27 of this article 5 for the execution of new registration affidavits by electors who have voted under the provisions of this paragraph.
    Provided, however, that the applications for ballots made by registered voters and under the provisions of article 19 of this act shall be accepted by the Judges of Election in lieu of the "certificate of registered voter" provided for in this section.
    When the county clerk delivers to the judges of election for use at the polls a supplemental or consolidated list of the printed precinct register, he shall give a copy of the supplemental or consolidated list to the chairman of a county central committee of an established political party or to the chairman's duly authorized representative.
    Whenever two or more elections occur simultaneously, the election authority charged with the duty of providing application certificates may prescribe the form thereof so that a voter is required to execute only one, indicating in which of the elections he desires to vote.
    After the signature has been verified, the judges shall determine in which political subdivisions the voter resides by use of the information contained on the voter registration cards or the separate registration lists or other means approved by the State Board of Elections and prepared and supplied by the election authority. The voter's certificate shall be so marked by the judges as to show the respective ballots which the voter is given.
(Source: P.A. 84-809; 84-832.)

10 ILCS 5/5-29.01

    (10 ILCS 5/5-29.01) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-29.01)
    Sec. 5-29.01. The provisions of this Article 5, so far as they require the registration of voters as a condition to their being allowed to vote shall not apply to persons otherwise entitled to vote, who are, at the time of the election, or at any time within 60 days prior to such election, have been engaged in the military or naval service of the United States, and who appear personally at the polling place on election day and produce to the judges of election satisfactory evidence thereof, but such persons, if otherwise qualified to vote, shall be permitted to vote at such election without previous registration.
    All such persons shall also make an affidavit which shall be in substantially the following form:
"State of Illinois)
                  )ss.
County of ........)
.............. Precinct .............. Ward
    I, ...., do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I am a citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or over, and that within the past 60 days prior to the date of this election at which I am applying to vote, I have been engaged in the .... (military or naval) service of the United States; and I am qualified to vote under and by virtue of the Constitution and laws of the State of Illinois, and that I am a legally qualified voter of this precinct and ward except that I have, because of such service, been unable to register as a voter; that I now reside at .... (insert street and number, if any) in this precinct and ward, that I have maintained a legal residence in this precinct and ward for 30 days and in the State 30 days next preceding this election.
...........................
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
...........................
Judge of Election."

 
    The affidavit of any such person shall be supported by the affidavit of a resident and qualified voter of any such precinct and ward, which affidavit shall be in substantially the following form:
"State of Illinois)
                  )ss.
County of ........)
............. Precinct ........... Ward
    I, ...., do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I am a resident of this precinct and ward and entitled to vote at this election; that I am acquainted with .... (name of the applicant); that I verily believe him to be an actual bona fide resident of this precinct and ward and that I verily believe that he has maintained a legal residence therein 30 days and in this State 30 days next preceding this election.
...................
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
...................
Judge of Election."
    The provisions of this Article 5, so far as they require the registration of voters as a condition to their being allowed to vote shall not apply to persons otherwise entitled to vote who have made and subscribed to the affidavit provided in paragraph (b) of Section 17-10 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

10 ILCS 5/5-30

    (10 ILCS 5/5-30) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-30)
    Sec. 5-30. Upon application to vote at a general primary election each registered elector shall sign his name or mark and write his address on a certificate substantially the same as that used in the general election except that it shall have a place for party affiliation which is to be filled in by the elector, or by the officer in charge if the elector is unable to write. The certificates of each State-wide political party at a primary election shall be separately printed upon paper of uniform quality, texture and size, but the certificates of no 2 State-wide political parties shall be of the same color or tint. However, if the election authority provides computer generated applications with the precinct, ballot style and voter's name and address preprinted on the application, a single application may be used for State-wide political parties if it contains spaces or check-off boxes to indicate the political party. Such application shall not entitle the voter to vote in the primary of more than one political party at the same election. Such applications may contain spaces or check-off boxes permitting the voter to request a primary ballot of any other political party which is established only within a political subdivision and for which a primary is conducted on the same election day. Such application shall not entitle the voter to vote in both the primary of the State-wide political party and the primary of the local political party with respect to the offices of the same political subdivision. In no event may a voter vote in more than one State-wide primary on the same day. Such certificates when checked and initialed by the Judge in charge shall constitute the primary poll record. Such certificates at the close of the election shall be placed in an envelope, sealed and returned with the ballots. Nothing herein shall be construed to conflict with sections 7-44 and 7-45 of article 7 of this act. Provided, however, that the applications for ballots made by registered voters under the provisions of article 19 of this act shall be accepted by the Judges of election in lieu of the "certificate of registered voter" provided for in this section.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

10 ILCS 5/5-31

    (10 ILCS 5/5-31) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-31)
    Sec. 5-31. All challenged voters affidavits made before the judges of election under provisions of sections 5-29 and 5-30 of this article 5 shall be immediately returned to the office of the county clerk. Such affidavits, before being so returned, shall be enclosed in an envelope provided for that purpose, which shall then be securely sealed with the sealing wax or other adhesive material, and each of the judges shall write his name across the seal. No judge of election shall break the seal of, or open any envelope containing affidavits, or shall permit any person to open any such envelope or break the seal thereof while the same is in his custody. It shall be the duty of the county clerk to furnish affidavits and envelopes provided by Sections 5-29 and 5-30 of this article 5 to the judges of election for all elections.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/5-34

    (10 ILCS 5/5-34) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-34)
    Sec. 5-34. The official poll record provided by sections 5-29 and 5-30 of this article 5 shall constitute the poll list, and poll books shall not be kept by clerks of election. Where in this article 5, reference is made to poll lists or poll books, such reference shall hereafter apply to the official poll record.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/5-35

    (10 ILCS 5/5-35) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-35)
    Sec. 5-35. The officers of registration selected to conduct registrations under Section 5-17 shall be paid at the rate set out below:
    Registration officers selected to conduct registration and canvass under Section 5-17 shall be paid at a rate of not less than $20 per day nor more than $30 per day, for each day designated by the County Board for any registration and canvass provided by Section 5-17, but in no case shall any such officer selected to conduct canvass be credited for less than two days' service for each canvass.
    Officers of registration selected to conduct any registration under Section 5-17 shall be compensated at the rate of 5 cents per mile for each mile actually traveled in calling at the county clerk's office for registration cards and returning them to said officer.
    The State Board of Elections shall reimburse each county for the amount of the increase in compensation under this Section provided by this amendatory Act from funds appropriated for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

10 ILCS 5/5-36

    (10 ILCS 5/5-36) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-36)
    Sec. 5-36. In the event that the voters of any city, village or incorporated town (in any county having a population of 500,000 or more) which has adopted Articles 6, 14 and 18 of this Act (or the Act of which they are a continuation) shall reject the city election law as provided by said Article 6, it shall not be necessary for the registered voters of said city, so rejecting the city election law to register again under the provisions of this Article 5 unless they are not registered under the 1961 and 1962 re-registration provisions.
    Within twenty-four hours after the Circuit Judge has entered his order declaring Articles 6, 14 and 18 of this Act rejected by the voters of any city, village, or incorporated town, it shall be the duty of the Board of Election Commissioners formerly having jurisdiction over elections held in such city, village or incorporated town to turn over to the County Clerk the original and duplicate registration cards of all persons affected by the rejection of the city election law in said city, village or incorporated town; the said Board of Election Commissioners shall also turn over to the County Clerk all forms, papers and other instruments pertaining to the registration and election of voters within the said city, village or incorporated town that rejected the city election law, and they shall also cause to be delivered to the clerk of any such city, village or incorporated town that rejected the city election law, all booths and ballot boxes formerly used in conducting elections in said city, village or incorporated town.
    The original registration cards of the voters turned over to the County Clerk by the Board of Election Commissioners shall be placed in a master file together with the registration cards of all voters who previously registered under the provisions of this Article 5 and said cards shall then become part of the official registration record for the county in which this Article 5 is in effect.
    The duplicate cards shall be arranged in precinct order and shall be retained in the office of the county clerk for use in conducting State, county and township elections. The said duplicate cards shall become part of the official registration record for the county in which this Article 5 is in effect.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/5-37

    (10 ILCS 5/5-37) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-37)
    Sec. 5-37. It shall be the duty of the Board of Election Commissioners to do, and cause to be done all things required of them by Section 5-36 of this Article 5.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2532.)

10 ILCS 5/5-37.1

    (10 ILCS 5/5-37.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-37.1)
    Sec. 5-37.1. If any area becomes subject to a board of election commissioners by reason of annexation to a city, village or incorporated town subject to such a board or ceases to be subject to a board of election commissioners by reason of disconnection from such a city, village or incorporated town, it shall not be necessary for the registered voters in such area to register again, either under this Article or Article 6.
    As soon as practicable after such annexation or disconnection, the county clerk or board of election commissioners, as the case may be, shall turn over to officer or officers thereafter to be charged with the registration of voters within the area affected (the board of election commissioners or county clerk, as the case may be) the original and duplicate registration cards of all registered voters in the annexed or disconnected area.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 405.)

10 ILCS 5/5-38

    (10 ILCS 5/5-38) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-38)
    Sec. 5-38. All laws in conflict with this Article 5 shall no longer be applicable to the electors residing in the territorial limits where this Article 5 is in effect, but all laws and parts of laws not inconsistent with the provisions of this Article 5 shall continue in force and effect.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 253.)

10 ILCS 5/5-39

    (10 ILCS 5/5-39) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-39)
    Sec. 5-39. During the hours of registration or revision of registration no person shall bring, take, order or send into, or shall attempt to bring, take or send into any place of registration or revision of registration, any distilled or spirituous liquors whatever; or shall, at any such time and place drink or partake of such liquor.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2532.)

10 ILCS 5/5-43

    (10 ILCS 5/5-43)
    Sec. 5-43. Computerization of voter records.
    (a) The State Board of Elections shall design a registration record card that, except as otherwise provided in this Section, shall be used in duplicate by all election authorities in the State adopting a computer-based voter registration file as provided in this Section. The Board shall prescribe the form and specifications, including but not limited to the weight of paper, color, and print of the cards. The cards shall contain boxes or spaces for the information required under Sections 5-7 and 5-28.1; provided that the cards shall also contain: (i) A space for the person to fill in his or her Illinois driver's license number if the person has a driver's license; (ii) A space for a person without a driver's license to fill in the last four digits of his or her social security number if the person has a social security number.
    (b) The election authority may develop and implement a system to prepare, use, and maintain a computer-based voter registration file that includes a computer-stored image of the signature of each voter. The computer-based voter registration file may be used for all purposes for which the original registration cards are to be used, provided that a system for the storage of at least one copy of the original registration cards remains in effect. In the case of voter registration forms received via an online voter registration system, the original registration cards will include the signature received from the Secretary of State database. The electronic file shall be the master file.
    (c) Any system created, used, and maintained under subsection (b) of this Section shall meet the following standards:
        (1) Access to any computer-based voter registration
    
file shall be limited to those persons authorized by the election authority, and each access to the computer-based voter registration file, other than an access solely for inquiry, shall be recorded.
        (2) No copy, summary, list, abstract, or index of any
    
computer-based voter registration file that includes any computer-stored image of the signature of any registered voter shall be made available to the public outside of the offices of the election authority.
        (3) Any copy, summary, list, abstract, or index of
    
any computer-based voter registration file that includes a computer-stored image of the signature of a registered voter shall be produced in such a manner that it cannot be reproduced.
        (4) Each person desiring to vote shall sign an
    
application for a ballot, and the signature comparison authorized in Articles 17 and 18 of this Code may be made to a copy of the computer-stored image of the signature of the registered voter.
        (5) Any voter list produced from a computer-based
    
voter registration file that includes computer-stored images of the signatures of registered voters and is used in a polling place during an election shall be preserved by the election authority in secure storage until the end of the second calendar year following the election in which it was used.
    (d) Before the first election in which the election authority elects to use a voter list produced from the computer-stored images of the signatures of registered voters in a computer-based voter registration file for signature comparison in a polling place, the State Board of Elections shall certify that the system used by the election authority complies with the standards set forth in this Section. The State Board of Elections may request a sample poll list intended to be used in a polling place to test the accuracy of the list and the adequacy of the computer-stored images of the signatures of the registered voters.
    (e) With respect to a jurisdiction that has copied all of its voter signatures into a computer-based registration file, all references in this Act or any other Act to the use, other than storage, of paper-based voter registration records shall be deemed to refer to their computer-based equivalents.
    (f) Nothing in this Section prevents an election authority from submitting to the State Board of Elections a duplicate copy of some, as the State Board of Elections shall determine, or all of the data contained in each voter registration record that is part of the electronic master file. The duplicate copy of the registration record shall be maintained by the State Board of Elections under the same terms and limitations applicable to the election authority and shall be of equal legal dignity with the original registration record maintained by the election authority as proof of any fact contained in the voter registration record.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

10 ILCS 5/5-50

    (10 ILCS 5/5-50)
    Sec. 5-50. Grace period. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code to the contrary, each election authority shall establish procedures for the registration of voters and for change of address during the period from the close of registration for a primary or election and until the 3rd day before the primary or election. During this grace period, an unregistered qualified elector may register to vote, and a registered voter may submit a change of address form, in person in the office of the election authority or at a voter registration location specifically designated for this purpose by the election authority. The election authority shall register that individual, or change a registered voter's address, in the same manner as otherwise provided by this Article for registration and change of address.
    If a voter who registers or changes address during this grace period wishes to vote at the first election or primary occurring after the grace period, he or she must do so by grace period voting. The election authority shall offer in-person grace period voting at his or her office and may offer in-person grace period voting at additional locations specifically designated for the purpose of grace period voting by the election authority. The election authority may allow grace period voting by mail only if the election authority has no ballots prepared at the authority's office. Grace period voting shall be in a manner substantially similar to voting under Article 19.
    Within one day after a voter casts a grace period ballot, or within one day after the ballot is received by the election authority if the election authority allows grace period voting by mail, the election authority shall transmit by electronic means pursuant to a process established by the State Board of Elections the voter's name, street address, e-mail address, and precinct, ward, township, and district numbers, as the case may be, to the State Board of Elections, which shall maintain those names and that information in an electronic format on its website, arranged by county and accessible to State and local political committees. The name of each person issued a grace period ballot shall also be placed on the appropriate precinct list of persons to whom absentee and early ballots have been issued, for use as provided in Sections 17-9 and 18-5.
    A person who casts a grace period ballot shall not be permitted to revoke that ballot and vote another ballot with respect to that primary or election. Ballots cast by persons who register or change address during the grace period must be transmitted to and counted at the election authority's central ballot counting location and shall not be transmitted to and counted at precinct polling places. The grace period ballots determined to be valid shall be added to the vote totals for the precincts for which they were cast in the order in which the ballots were opened.
(Source: P.A. 97-766, eff. 7-6-12; 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

10 ILCS 5/5-105

    (10 ILCS 5/5-105)
    Sec. 5-105. First time voting. A person must vote for the first time in person and not by a mailed absentee ballot if the person registered to vote by mail, unless the person first provides the appropriate election authority with sufficient proof of identity and the election authority verifies the person's proof of identity. Sufficient proof of identity shall be demonstrated by submission of the person's driver's license number or State identification card number or, if the person does not have either of those, verification by the last 4 digits of the person's social security number, a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other federal, State, or local government document that shows the person's name and address. A person may also demonstrate sufficient proof of identity by submission of a photo identification issued by a college or university accompanied by either a copy of the applicant's contract or lease for a residence or any postmarked mail delivered to the applicant at his or her current residence address. Persons who apply to register to vote by mail but provide inadequate proof of identity to the election authority shall be notified by the election authority that the registration has not been fully completed and that the person remains ineligible to vote by mail or in person until such proof is presented.
(Source: P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07; 96-317, eff. 1-1-10.)

10 ILCS 5/Art. 6

 
    (10 ILCS 5/Art. 6 heading)
ARTICLE 6. REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS
IN CERTAIN CITIES, VILLAGES AND
INCORPORATED TOWNS

10 ILCS 5/6-1

    (10 ILCS 5/6-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-1)
    Sec. 6-1. The provisions of this Article 6 (and of Articles 14 and 18 hereof) so far as they are the same as those of the provisions of "An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this state", approved June 19, 1885, as amended, (hereinafter sometimes referred to in this Article as the Act of 1885) shall be construed as a continuation of such prior provisions and not as a new enactment; and it is declared to be the legislative intent that any city, village or incorporated town which has heretofore adopted and become entitled to the provisions of said Act of 1885, shall automatically become subject to the provisions of this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act (as well as certain sections in other articles which are made specifically applicable to such city, village or incorporated town), which three articles together shall be known as the City Election Law.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-2

    (10 ILCS 5/6-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-2)
    Sec. 6-2. The electors of any city now existing in this state may adopt and become entitled to the benefits of this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act in the manner following:
    Whenever one thousand of the legal voters of such city voting at the last preceding election shall petition the circuit court of the county in which such city is located, to submit to a vote of the electors of such city the proposition as to whether such city and the electors thereof shall adopt and become entitled to the benefits of this Article, and said Articles 14 and 18 of this Act, it shall be the duty of such circuit court to order such proposition to be submitted accordingly at the next succeeding general or regularly scheduled municipal election; and if such proposition is not adopted at such election, the same shall in like manner be submitted to a vote of the electors of such city by said circuit court upon a like application at any general or regularly scheduled municipal election thereafter. If one thousand shall exceed one-eighth of the legal voters of any such city voting at the last preceding general or consolidated election, then such application need not be signed or made by more than one-eighth of the legal voters of such city voting at the last preceding general or consolidated election. Such petition shall be subject to the applicable provisions of Article 28 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/6-3

    (10 ILCS 5/6-3) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-3)
    Sec. 6-3. The circuit court shall give at least 60 days notice of such election by publishing such notice in one or more newspapers published within such city, for at least 5 times, the first publication to be at least 60 days before the day of election, and if no newspaper is published in such city, then by posting at least 5 copies of such notice in each ward 60 days before such election; and such court shall enter an order directing the county clerk to prepare the necessary blank returns for the use of the judges of election, substantially in the following form:
    "At an election held in the .... precinct of the .... ward in the city of .... in the State of Illinois, on the .... day of .... in the year .... the following vote was cast for and against city election law, to-wit:
For city election law .... votes.
Against city election law .... votes.
Certified by us:
A.B., G.H.,
C.D., I.J.,
E.F., K.L.,
Judges of Election"
    Also to prepare separate tally sheets with appropriate headings.
    And it shall be the duty of such county clerk to deliver to the judges of all the precincts in such city at such election proper tally sheets and blank statements of returns of votes cast for and against such proposition at such election. And it shall be the duty of the circuit court to supervise and direct such matters and see that they are properly done.
    The circuit court shall also prepare directions to the judges of election as to the manner of canvassing the votes for and against such proposition, keeping tally thereof and making returns of the votes as to such proposition, in accordance with the provisions of this article; also informing them therein of the penalties of the law imposed upon the judges for any refusal or neglect pertaining to their duties, and such circuit court shall deliver such directions to the county clerk directing him to have them printed and sent out to such judges. And it shall be the duty of such county clerk to obey such instructions.
    It shall be the duty of the county clerk to do and cause to be done all things required of him by Sections 6-2 to 6-20, inclusive, of this Article, and for a failure to perform such duties he shall, on conviction, be removed from his office by the court in which such conviction shall be had.
    The county shall pay all expenses connected with such election.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

10 ILCS 5/6-4

    (10 ILCS 5/6-4) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-4)
    Sec. 6-4. At such election the ballots, so far as they relate to this act, shall be written or printed in the following form: "For city election law" or "Against city election law."
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-5

    (10 ILCS 5/6-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-5)
    Sec. 6-5. The ballot upon such proposition in the form aforesaid must be printed or written at the bottom of the ticket containing the names of candidates for public offices at such election who are voted for by any elector.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-6

    (10 ILCS 5/6-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-6)
    Sec. 6-6. The judges of such election shall canvass the ballots so cast for or against such proposition. They shall count in favor of said proposition all ballots, "For city election law" and they shall count against such proposition all ballots, "Against city election law".
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-7

    (10 ILCS 5/6-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-7)
    Sec. 6-7. Such canvass shall be made by such judges in the following manner: Before the name or names of any candidate on any ballot shall be canvassed, one of the judges, two sitting on either side of him and observing the canvass, shall separate all the ballots cast in such precinct into 3 piles or files, putting together in the first pile all those containing the phrase, "For city election law", and putting together in the second pile all the ballots containing the phrase, "Against city election law", and putting together in the third pile all the other ballots of every description. One of the 3 judges shall then count the first pile of ballots in batches of 10, and when one batch is counted, shall pass the same to the next judge, who shall count the same and pass it to the third judge, who shall also count it, and when the 3 shall have finished the count of the 10 ballots, the last judge shall announce in a loud voice the result, "Ten votes for city election law". It shall then be duty of each of 2 judges, who took no part in the counting, to tally 10 votes accordingly on his tally sheet for city election law, and so the whole pile shall be counted. Before counting the second pile the tally judges shall announce the result or number so entered and credited, "For city election law", and the second pile shall be counted in the same way in batches of 10, and the result tallied and announced in the same way "Against city election law". And thereupon it shall be the duty of each of the judges in turn to announce in a loud voice the result of the election in that precinct upon that proposition. No ballot shall be counted for or against such proposition unless it be in the form herein prescribed; no account is to be kept of the third pile of ballots as to such proposition.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1450.)

10 ILCS 5/6-8

    (10 ILCS 5/6-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-8)
    Sec. 6-8. If no tally sheet shall be furnished to the judges of any precinct relating to such proposition, the tally judges shall use any piece of paper containing the headings written out by either of them: "For city election law", and "Against city election law", and tally the vote thereon opposite the respective headings as announced to them: and if no blank statements of returns relating to such proposition be provided or furnished to them, then it shall be the duty of the judges to write out a return in triplicate, in substance in accordance with the form found in Section 6-3 of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1450.)

10 ILCS 5/6-9

    (10 ILCS 5/6-9) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-9)
    Sec. 6-9. After ascertaining and announcing the result as aforesaid, such judges shall make, fill up and sign duplicate returns or statements of the votes cast for and against such proposition as aforesaid, in the form found in Section 6-3 of this Article, each of which shall be attested by the other judges, and each of which shall then be enclosed and sealed in an envelope, one of which shall be on the outside addressed to the appropriate election authority and one to the comptroller of such city, or to the officer whose duties correspond with those of the comptroller. Upon each of which statements shall be endorsed "city election law returns". In the same manner the tally sheet in duplicate shall be signed by the judges, and shall be enclosed and sealed in separate envelopes, one of which shall be addressed to the county judge and one to the city clerk; upon both of the envelopes shall be endorsed "city election law tallies". On the outside of each envelope shall be endorsed whether it contains a statement of the votes cast or the tallies, and for what precinct and ward. After the envelopes respectively containing such returns and tallies are closed and sealed, the judges of election shall each write across the folds of such envelopes their names, and thereupon each of the judges of election shall take one of said returns or tallies, and shall deliver, each one respectively, to the person or officer to whom addressed, by noon of the next day, and when delivered he shall receive a receipt therefor from the officer to whom delivered, and it shall be the duty of such officer to give such receipts, and to safely keep such envelopes unopened until called for by the election authority as herein provided.
(Source: P.A. 94-647, eff. 1-1-06.)

10 ILCS 5/6-10

    (10 ILCS 5/6-10) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-10)
    Sec. 6-10. At the canvass of the ballots in any precinct in any city where such proposition has been submitted, it shall be the duty of such judges of election, on request, to admit to the room two electors of the ward who voted in favor of such proposition and two who voted against it, as special watchers of such canvass; and said judges and the police officer or other officer of the law present shall protect such watchers and see that they are not excluded, and at the time of such canvass of the ballots cast for or against such proposition such watchers shall be entitled to a position where they can plainly see and read each ballot, and it shall be the duty of such judges to grant and protect them in such position.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-11

    (10 ILCS 5/6-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-11)
    Sec. 6-11. The returns must be canvassed in the same manner as any other referendum held in the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 94-647, eff. 1-1-06.)

10 ILCS 5/6-12

    (10 ILCS 5/6-12) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-12)
    Sec. 6-12. No judge of election shall knowingly open, change, tear, mutilate, lose or conceal or knowingly cause or permit to be opened, changed, torn, mutilated, lost or concealed any return of votes cast for or against this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act, or any tally sheet of votes so cast for or against such proposition after the same has been sealed up and delivered to him to be carried and delivered to the officer of law required by this act to receive the same.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2532.)

10 ILCS 5/6-13

    (10 ILCS 5/6-13) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-13)
    Sec. 6-13. No officer having possession of such returns, tallies or ballots, shall steal, counsel or assist in stealing, or shall change or mutilate any return or tally sheet relating to such election.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2532.)

10 ILCS 5/6-15

    (10 ILCS 5/6-15) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-15)
    Sec. 6-15. Any village or incorporated town in this state may adopt this article 6 and articles 14 and 18 of this Act, in like manner, and the same shall be submitted to a vote of the people of the said village or incorporated town, upon written application to said court, of 150 electors in such village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3481.)

10 ILCS 5/6-16

    (10 ILCS 5/6-16) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-16)
    Sec. 6-16. After and from the time of the adoption of this Article and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act, as aforesaid, the provisions of the said Articles shall be applicable to such cities, villages or incorporated towns, together with such other sections of this Act which are made specifically applicable thereto, and all laws in conflict therewith shall no longer be applicable to such cities, villages or incorporated towns. But all laws or parts of laws not inconsistent with the provisions of said Articles and sections shall continue in force and be applicable to any such city, village or incorporated town, the same as if said Articles and sections had not been adopted.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-17

    (10 ILCS 5/6-17) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-17)
    Sec. 6-17. Whenever 1,000 of the legal voters in a city of 250,000 population or less where this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act or the Act of which they are a continuation have been adopted shall petition the circuit court in the county in which such city is located to submit to a vote of the electors of such city the proposition as to whether such city and the electors thereof shall reject the Articles, the court shall enter an order of record approving such petition and thereupon the court shall submit such proposition to the legal voters of such city at the next succeeding general, state, county or municipal election to be held in such county in not less than 30 days after the entry of such order. If 1,000 shall exceed one-eighth of the legal voters of any such city then such petition need not be signed or made by more than one-eighth of the legal voters of such city. Notice of election shall be given by the court at least 20 days prior to such election by publication in one or more newspapers of general circulation published within such city.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

10 ILCS 5/6-18

    (10 ILCS 5/6-18) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-18)
    Sec. 6-18. The ballots which shall be used for voting on the rejection of this Act shall be written or printed in the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall the city                        Yes
 election law be                  ----------------------------
 rejected?                               No
--------------------------------------------------------------
    The ballots to be used at such election shall be printed by the officers charged by law with the duty of printing ballots for general elections in said city. The ballots so cast shall be received, returned and canvassed in the same manner and by the same officers as is provided by law in the case of ballots cast for city officers and any contest of the result of such election shall be tried as nearly as may be in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-19

    (10 ILCS 5/6-19) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-19)
    Sec. 6-19. The election officials canvassing returns shall cause a statement of the result of such election on the rejection of this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act to be certified to the court. If a majority of the total votes cast at such election is in the affirmative, the court shall enter an order declaring said Articles rejected and shall file a copy of the order in the office of the Secretary of State. Thereupon said Articles shall cease to be operative and binding in such city.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3481.)

10 ILCS 5/6-19.1

    (10 ILCS 5/6-19.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-19.1; formerly Ch. 46, par. 701)
    Sec. 6-19.1. Validation of rejection. When, prior to February 13, 1967, in any city with a population of 100,000 or less, a majority of the legal voters voting on the proposition of whether the city election law shall be rejected, as provided in Section 6-18, have voted in favor of the rejection of the city election law and the election is in other respects in conformity with law, the publication of the election notice is declared to be legal and valid and the election is validated, notwithstanding that the publication was only 12 days prior to the election by publication in one or more newspapers of general circulation published within the city.
(Source: P.A. 87-1052.)

10 ILCS 5/6-19.5

    (10 ILCS 5/6-19.5)
    Sec. 6-19.5. Rejection of Article by superseding county board of election commissioners. In addition to any other method of rejection provided in this Article, when a county board of election commissioners is established in accordance with subsection (c) of Section 6A-1 in a county in which is located any portion of a municipality with a municipal board of election commissioners, the application of the provisions of this Article to the territory of that municipality located within that county is rejected.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

10 ILCS 5/6-20

    (10 ILCS 5/6-20) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-20)
    Sec. 6-20. Any village or incorporated town in this State having adopted this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act may reject them in the same manner as provided in the case of cities upon written application to the circuit court in which such village or incorporated town is located of 150 electors in such village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3481.)

10 ILCS 5/6-21

    (10 ILCS 5/6-21) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-21)
    Sec. 6-21. In every city, village and incorporated town so adopting this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act there shall be created a board of election commissioners, which shall be composed of 3 members, each of whom shall be designated as an election commissioner, and shall be appointed by the circuit court in the county in which such city, village or incorporated town shall be located. Each person appointed as an election commissioner shall at the time of such appointment have been a resident of the State of Illinois for the 2 years last past, except that the appointing court may waive the 2 year residence requirement for good cause shown and entered of record. And such appointment shall be entered of record in such court, and when qualified such commissioner shall be an officer of such court. The first appointment of such commissioners shall be within 60 days after the adoption of said Articles, and those first appointed shall hold their offices for the period of 1, 2 and 3 years, respectively, and the judge appointing them shall designate the term for which each one shall hold his office, whether for 1, 2 or 3 years. If the office of either commissioner shall become vacant, it shall thereupon be the duty of such court to appoint within 60 days a successor for such unexpired term; within 60 days after the expiration of the term for which each commissioner is appointed such court shall, in the same way, nominate and appoint a successor, who shall hold his office for the period of 3 years, and until his successor is appointed.
    A board of election commissioners is not a unit of local government within the meaning of Section 8 of Article VII of the Constitution of 1970. Appointments of election commissioners on and after July 1, 1971, shall continue to be made by the circuit court in the same manner as before that date.
(Source: P.A. 82-1014.)

10 ILCS 5/6-22

    (10 ILCS 5/6-22) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-22)
    Sec. 6-22. Two of such commissioners at least shall always be selected from the 2 leading political parties of the state, one from each of such parties, and all shall be legal voters residing in such city, village or incorporated town, and be persons of well known political convictions and of approved integrity and capacity. No commissioner can hold any other political office. Whenever it shall come to the knowledge of the court that one of the leading political parties of the state is not represented upon such commission by a person of the same political faith, the court shall at once remove one of such commissioners and fill the vacancy with a member of the leading political party not so represented.
(Source: P.A. 80-656.)

10 ILCS 5/6-23

    (10 ILCS 5/6-23) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-23)
    Sec. 6-23. Such court may at any time, upon complaint made and cause shown satisfactory to it, after notice to such commissioner and an opportunity to be heard, remove any such commissioner and enter of record in the court such order of removal. Such order may be appealed as in other civil cases. Such complaint must be signed and sworn to by at least 25 legal voters of such city, village or incorporated town, and must state the grounds of such complaint.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3840.)

10 ILCS 5/6-24

    (10 ILCS 5/6-24) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-24)
    Sec. 6-24. Within 20 days after such first appointment shall be made, such commissioners shall organize as a board by electing one of their number as chairman and one as secretary, and they shall perform the duties incident to such offices. And upon every new appointment of a commissioner, such board shall reorganize in like manner. Each commissioner, before taking his seat in such board, shall take an oath of office before the court, which in substance shall be in the following form:
    "I, .... do solemnly swear, (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States, and have resided in the State of Illinois for a period of 2 years last past, and that I am a legal voter and resident of the jurisdiction of the .......... Board of Election Commissioners. That I will support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Illinois, and the laws passed in pursuance thereof, to the best of my ability, and will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of the office of election commissioner."
    Where the 2 year residence requirement is waived by the appointing court, the provision pertaining to the 2 year residence requirement shall be omitted from the oath of office.
    Which oath, when subscribed and sworn to before such court shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of said county and be there preserved. Such commissioner shall also, before taking such oath, give an official bond in the sum of $10,000.00 with two securities, to be approved by said court, conditioned for the faithful and honest performance of his duties and the preservation of the property of his office. Such board of commissioners shall at once secure and open an office sufficient for the purposes of such board, which shall be kept open during ordinary business hours of each week day and such other days and such other times as the board may direct or as otherwise required by law, legal holidays excepted; provided that such office shall be kept open from the time of opening the polls on the day of any election, primary or general, and until all returns of that election have been received from each precinct under the jurisdiction of such Board. Upon the opening of such office the county clerk of the county in which such city, village or incorporated town is situated shall, upon demand, turn over to such board all registry books, registration record cards, poll books, tally sheets and ballot boxes heretofore used and all other books, forms, blanks and stationery of every description in his hands in any way relating to elections or the holding of elections within such city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 80-1437.)

10 ILCS 5/6-25

    (10 ILCS 5/6-25) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-25)
    Sec. 6-25. Said board shall have the right to employ an executive director who shall have charge of the office of said board and who shall be present and in attendance at all proper business hours. Such executive director shall take an oath of office before the court to the effect that he will honestly and faithfully perform all the duties of such office, under the direction of said board, which shall be preserved in the same way, and he shall be under the direction of said board, and he shall have the right to administer all oaths required under this act to be administered by either of said commissioners. The board shall have the right to employ an independent external auditor who shall assist the board and the circuit court in reviewing and approving all financial expenditures of the board. The board may employ an attorney who shall advise and represent such board in all cases where the advice or services of an attorney are necessary. Such additional assistance may be employed by said board from time to time, as may be necessary, with the consent and approval previously entered of record by said court or which may afterwards be approved by such court.
(Source: P.A. 87-1052.)

10 ILCS 5/6-26

    (10 ILCS 5/6-26) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-26)
    Sec. 6-26. The board of election commissioners shall make all necessary rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act, with reference to the registration of voters and the conduct of elections. The board of election commissioners shall, except as otherwise provided in this Section, have charge of and make provisions for all elections, general, special, local, municipal, state and county, and all others of every description to be held in such city or any part thereof, at any time, or in such village or incorporated town, as the case may be. The board of election commissioners shall not have charge of elections for local school councils established pursuant to Article 34 of The School Code.
(Source: P.A. 84-923; 87-454.)

10 ILCS 5/6-27

    (10 ILCS 5/6-27) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-27)
    Sec. 6-27. Every person having resided in the State and in election precinct 30 days next preceding any election therein and who shall be a citizen of the United States of the age of 18 or more years, shall be entitled to vote at such elections described in the last preceding Section.
    After the first registration provided by this Article, the vote of no person, other than an elector voting pursuant to Article 20 of this Act or exempt under Section 6-67.01 or 6-67.02 of this Article from registration, shall be received in any election conducted under the provisions of this Article 6 or Articles 14 and 18 of this Act unless such person has registered under the provisions of this Article in the precinct in which such person resides. For the purposes of this Article, the word "election" shall include primary.
    No person shall be entitled to be registered in or from any precinct unless such person shall, by the date of the election next following, have resided in the State and within the precinct for 30 days, and be otherwise qualified to vote at such election. Every applicant who shall be 18 years of age on the day of the next election shall be permitted to register, if otherwise qualified.
    To constitute residence under this Act, Article 3 is controlling.
(Source: P.A. 81-953.)

10 ILCS 5/6-28

    (10 ILCS 5/6-28) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-28)
    Sec. 6-28. The first registration under this Article shall be that preceding the election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1936. Registration for such election shall be conducted by the Board of Election Commissioners, shall be either at the office of such Board or in the precinct, as hereinafter provided in this Article, and shall be upon registration record cards in the manner provided by this Article. Such first registration under this Article and subsequent revisions thereof shall be under the full charge and control of the Board of Election Commissioners, and the expenses thereof shall be paid in the manner provided by this Article. It shall be the duty of such board to give timely notice through the press of the time and place of such first registration.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-29

    (10 ILCS 5/6-29) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-29)
    Sec. 6-29. For the purpose of registering voters under this Article, the office of the Board of Election Commissioners shall be open during ordinary business hours of each week day, from 9 a.m. to 12 o'clock noon on the last four Saturdays immediately preceding the end of the period of registration preceding each election, and such other days and such other times as the board may direct. During the 27 days immediately preceding any election there shall be no registration of voters at the office of the Board of Election Commissioners in cities, villages and incorporated towns of fewer than 200,000 inhabitants. In cities, villages and incorporated towns of 200,000 or more inhabitants, there shall be no registration of voters at the office of the Board of Election Commissioners during the 35 days immediately preceding any election; provided, however, where no precinct registration is being conducted prior to any election then registration may be taken in the office of the Board up to and including the 28th day prior to such election. The Board of Election Commissioners may set up and establish as many branch offices for the purpose of taking registrations as it may deem necessary, and the branch offices may be open on any or all dates and hours during which registrations may be taken in the main office. All officers and employees of the Board of Election Commissioners who are authorized by such board to take registrations under this Article shall be considered officers of the circuit court, and shall be subject to the same control as is provided by Section 14-5 of this Act with respect to judges of election.
    In any election called for the submission of the revision or alteration of, or the amendments to the Constitution, submitted by a Constitutional Convention, the final day for registration at the office of the election authority charged with the printing of the ballot of this election shall be the 15th day prior to the date of election.
    The Board of Election Commissioners shall appoint one or more registration teams, consisting of 2 of its employees for each team, for the purpose of accepting the registration of any voter who files an affidavit, within the period for taking registrations provided for in this Article, that he is physically unable to appear at the office of the Board or at any appointed place of registration. On the day or days when a precinct registration is being conducted such teams shall consist of one member from each of the 2 leading political parties who are serving on the Precinct Registration Board. Each team so designated shall visit each disabled person and shall accept the registration of such person the same as if he had applied for registration in person.
    Any otherwise qualified person who is absent from his county of residence due to business of the United States, or who is temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States, may make application to become registered by mail to the Board of Election Commissioners within the periods for registration provided for in this Article or by simultaneous application for absentee registration and absentee ballot as provided in Article 20 of this Code.
    Upon receipt of such application the Board of Election Commissioners shall immediately mail an affidavit of registration in duplicate, which affidavit shall contain the following and such other information as the State Board of Elections may think it proper to require for the identification of the applicant:
    Name. The name of the applicant, giving surname and first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the initial for such middle name, if any.
    Sex.
    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue or other location of the dwelling, and such additional clear and definite description as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the dwelling of the applicant. Where the location cannot be determined by street and number, then the section, congressional township and range number may be used, or such other information as may be necessary, including post office mailing address.
    Electronic mail address, if the registrant has provided this information.
    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and the precinct.
    Nativity. The state or country in which the applicant was born.
    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place and date of naturalization.
    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
    Out of State address of ..................     
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
State of .........)
                  ) ss.
County of ........)
    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that on the day of the next election I shall have resided in the State of Illinois and in the election precinct 30 days; that I am fully qualified to vote, that I am not registered to vote anywhere else in the United States, that I intend to remain a resident of the State of Illinois, and of the election precinct, that I intend to return to the State of Illinois, and that the above statements are true.
..............................
(His or her signature or mark)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me, an officer qualified to administer oaths, on (insert date).
........................................
Signature of officer administering oath.
    Upon receipt of the executed duplicate affidavit of Registration, the Board of Election Commissioners shall transfer the information contained thereon to duplicate Registration Cards provided for in Section 6-35 of this Article and shall attach thereto a copy of each of the duplicate affidavit of registration and thereafter such registration card and affidavit shall constitute the registration of such person the same as if he had applied for registration in person.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/6-30

    (10 ILCS 5/6-30) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-30)
    Sec. 6-30. If any city, village or incorporated town adopts and becomes entitled to the benefits of this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act, after the date for the first registration hereunder, registration therein shall be governed by the law applicable thereto at the time of the adoption of said Articles until a complete first registration can be had. Such first registration shall be in the manner provided in this Article and shall precede the primary held for the nomination of candidates for the next succeeding congressional election, and the periods provided for each step in such registration shall be the same as are provided by this Article 6 with respect to cities, villages and incorporated towns subject to this Article at the time when it takes effect. A period for registration at the office of the board of election commissioners prior to such election shall be allowed equal to that provided by this Article, for the period intervening between the first Tuesday in August, 1936 and the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1936.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-31

    (10 ILCS 5/6-31) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-31)
    Sec. 6-31. In addition to the registration authorized at the office of the Board of Election Commissioners, there shall be two days of registration in each precinct preceding the election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1936. The place of registration in each precinct shall be designated by the Board of Election Commissioners, and public notice thereof given, and the provisions of Article 11, Section 11-4 of this Act shall apply thereto. The registration places so designated shall be open from 8:00 o'clock a.m. until 9:00 o'clock p.m. on each of such days of registration.
    The first of said two days of registration shall be on Saturday preceding the Tuesday four weeks before said election; the second of said two days of registration shall be on Tuesday three weeks preceding said election; provided, however, that in cities, villages and incorporated towns of 200,000 or more, having a board of election commissioners, and in cities, villages and incorporated towns within the jurisdiction of said board of election commissioners, the first day of registration shall be on Saturday preceding the Tuesday six weeks preceding said election; and the second day of such registration shall be on Tuesday four weeks preceding said election.
    In addition to the two days of registration hereinabove provided, the Board of Election Commissioners may provide for additional days of registration (not exceeding two) before said election. The last day so designated shall be earlier than the last day of registration hereinabove provided for cities, villages and incorporated towns under the jurisdiction of such Board.
    For the registration held in accordance with the terms of this section there shall be a board of registry composed of two deputy registrars and one judge of registration for each precinct. The political party with which the minority member of the Board of Election Commissioners is affiliated, shall be entitled to be represented by one deputy registrar in each precinct. The political party with which the majority of the members of the Board of Election Commissioners are affiliated shall be entitled to be represented by one deputy registrar in each precinct.
    In the even numbered precincts the political party with which a majority of the members of the Board of Election Commissioners are affiliated, shall be entitled to be represented by the judge of registration.
    In the odd numbered precincts the party represented by the minority member of the Board of Election Commissioners shall be entitled to be represented by the judge of registration.
    Such board shall cause the printed list and supplement of the registration for the previous election to be posted up at the place of registration two days before such registration, with a printed notice of the time and place of the next registration. After the first registration under this article, the printed lists required to be posted shall be those for the precincts served by the registration places designated by the Board of Election Commissioners.
    The election authorities shall issue credentials to registration day pollwatchers in the manner and on the terms prescribed in Section 17-23 with respect to pollwatchers at elections. Registration day pollwatchers shall be allowed to see the names and addresses of the people who have registered during the course of the day.
    No person shall, at any precinct registration or reregistration, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any precinct registration place or within 30 feet thereof. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit any candidate from being present in or near any precinct registration place. All persons who register to vote at any precinct registration place must be residents of the precinct in which they register.
(Source: P.A. 81-1535.)

10 ILCS 5/6-31.1

    (10 ILCS 5/6-31.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-31.1)
    Sec. 6-31.1. For use in connection with referenda and the nonpartisan and consolidated elections, each election authority shall maintain permanent records of the boundaries of all political subdivisions partially or wholly within its jurisdiction and any districts thereof, and shall maintain permanent records indicating by tax extension number code for each registered voter the political subdivisions and any districts thereof in which that voter resides. Such records may be kept on the registration record cards or on separate registration lists, or if a method other than record coding by tax extension number is adopted by an election authority, such method shall be, approved by the State Board of Elections. Each political subdivision must, no later than 5 days after any redistricting, annexation, disconnection or other boundary change is adopted, give notice of any such adoption and the effective date of such act to each election authority having election jurisdiction over any of its former or new territory.
    Each election authority must make available to election judges for use on election day, records indicating by tax extension number code or other method approved by the State Board of Elections for each registered voter, the political subdivisions in which that voter resides. For the purposes of election day use by election judges, such records must be kept on the registration record cards or on separate registration lists.
(Source: P.A. 84-861.)

10 ILCS 5/6-32

    (10 ILCS 5/6-32) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-32)
    Sec. 6-32. The deputy registrars and judges of registration provided for by Section 6-30 of this Article shall be selected by the Board of Election Commissioners in the manner and for the same term provided for judges of election by Sections 14-2 and 14-3 and shall be officers of the court and have the qualifications prescribed for judges of election by Section 14-1; provided that in each precinct in counties of 500,000 inhabitants or more, one deputy registrar may be appointed from outside such precinct if not enough other qualified persons who reside within the precinct can be found to serve as deputy registrar in such precinct. The one deputy registrar so appointed to serve in any precinct in which he is not entitled to vote prior to the election must be entitled to vote elsewhere within the ward or township which includes within its boundaries the precinct in which such deputy registrar is appointed and such deputy registrar must be otherwise qualified. A report of such selection shall be made and filed in the court and thereafter all provisions of Article 14, Section 14-5, of this Act with respect to judges of election shall apply to such deputy registrars and judges of registration. Such registrars and judges shall be notified of their appointments in the manner provided for judges by Section 14-7 of Article 14 of this Act.
    Any vacancy in the offices of deputy registrar or of judge of registration on the day of registration shall be filled by the registrar or judge of registration present, always selecting a person of the same political party as the absent deputy registrar or judge of registration; and the same oath shall be administered by the registrar or judge of registration present to such deputy registrar or judge of registration as is provided for regular deputy registrars and judges of registration. All oaths of office or affidavits which have been signed and sworn to shall be returned to the office of the Board of Election Commissioners in an envelope provided for that purpose, which envelope shall be sealed.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3481.)

10 ILCS 5/6-34

    (10 ILCS 5/6-34) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-34)
    Sec. 6-34. One of the deputy registrars, the judge of registration or an officer or clerk in the office of the board of election commissioners authorized to administer oaths, shall administer to all persons who shall personally apply to register the following oath or affirmation: "You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will fully and truly answer all such questions as shall be put to you touching your place of residence, name, place of birth, your qualifications as an elector and your right as such to register and vote under the laws of this State."
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-35

    (10 ILCS 5/6-35) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-35)
    Sec. 6-35. The Boards of Election Commissioners shall provide a sufficient number of blank forms for the registration of electors which shall be known as registration record cards and which shall consist of loose leaf sheets or cards, of suitable size to contain in plain writing and figures the data hereinafter required thereon or shall consist of computer cards of suitable nature to contain the data required thereon. The registration record cards, which shall include an affidavit of registration as hereinafter provided, shall be executed in duplicate. The duplicate of which may be a carbon copy of the original or a copy of the original made by the use of other method or material used for making simultaneous true copies or duplications.
    The registration record card shall contain the following and such other information as the Board of Election Commissioners may think it proper to require for the identification of the applicant for registration:
    Name. The name of the applicant, giving surname and first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the initial for such middle name, if any.
    Sex.
    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue, or other location of the dwelling, including the apartment, unit or room number, if any, and in the case of a mobile home the lot number, and such additional clear and definite description as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the dwelling of the applicant, including post-office mailing address. In the case of a homeless individual, the individual's voting residence that is his or her mailing address shall be included on his or her registration record card.
    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and the precinct.
    Nativity. The state or country in which the applicant was born.
    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place, and date of naturalization.
    Date of application for registration, i.e., the day, month and year when the applicant presented himself for registration.
    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
    Physical disability of the applicant, if any, at the time of registration, which would require assistance in voting.
    The county and state in which the applicant was last registered.
    Electronic mail address, if any.
    Signature of voter. The applicant, after registration and in the presence of a deputy registrar or other officer of registration shall be required to sign his or her name in ink to the affidavit on both the original and the duplicate registration record card.
    Signature of deputy registrar.
    In case applicant is unable to sign his name, he may affix his mark to the affidavit. In such case the registration officer shall write a detailed description of the applicant in the space provided at the bottom of the card or sheet; and shall ask the following questions and record the answers thereto:
    Father's first name .........................
    Mother's first name .........................
    From what address did you last register? ....
    Reason for inability to sign name ...........
    Each applicant for registration shall make an affidavit in substantially the following form:
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
State of Illinois  )
                   )ss
County of .......  )
    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States, that on the day of the next election I shall have resided in the State of Illinois and in the election precinct 30 days and that I intend that this location is my residence; that I am fully qualified to vote, and that the above statements are true.
..............................
(His or her signature or mark)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
......................................
    Signature of registration officer
(to be signed in presence of registrant).
    Space shall be provided upon the face of each registration record card for the notation of the voting record of the person registered thereon.
    Each registration record card shall be numbered according to wards or precincts, as the case may be, and may be serially or otherwise marked for identification in such manner as the Board of Election Commissioners may determine.
    The registration cards shall be deemed public records and shall be open to inspection during regular business hours, except during the 27 days immediately preceding any election. On written request of any candidate or objector or any person intending to object to a petition, the election authority shall extend its hours for inspection of registration cards and other records of the election authority during the period beginning with the filing of petitions under Sections 7-10, 8-8, 10-6 or 28-3 and continuing through the termination of electoral board hearings on any objections to petitions containing signatures of registered voters in the jurisdiction of the election authority. The extension shall be for a period of hours sufficient to allow adequate opportunity for examination of the records but the election authority is not required to extend its hours beyond the period beginning at its normal opening for business and ending at midnight. If the business hours are so extended, the election authority shall post a public notice of such extended hours. Registration record cards may also be inspected, upon approval of the officer in charge of the cards, during the 27 days immediately preceding any election. Registration record cards shall also be open to inspection by certified judges and poll watchers and challengers at the polling place on election day, but only to the extent necessary to determine the question of the right of a person to vote or to serve as a judge of election. At no time shall poll watchers or challengers be allowed to physically handle the registration record cards.
    Updated copies of computer tapes or computer discs or other electronic data processing information containing voter registration information shall be furnished by the Board of Election Commissioners within 10 days after December 15 and May 15 each year and within 10 days after each registration period is closed to the State Board of Elections in a form prescribed by the State Board. For the purposes of this Section, a registration period is closed 27 days before the date of any regular or special election. Registration information shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: name, sex, residence, telephone number, if any, age, party affiliation, if applicable, precinct, ward, township, county, and representative, legislative and congressional districts. In the event of noncompliance, the State Board of Elections is directed to obtain compliance forthwith with this nondiscretionary duty of the election authority by instituting legal proceedings in the circuit court of the county in which the election authority maintains the registration information. The costs of furnishing updated copies of tapes or discs shall be paid at a rate of $.00034 per name of registered voters in the election jurisdiction, but not less than $50 per tape or disc and shall be paid from appropriations made to the State Board of Elections for reimbursement to the election authority for such purpose. The State Board shall furnish copies of such tapes, discs, other electronic data or compilations thereof to state political committees registered pursuant to the Illinois Campaign Finance Act or the Federal Election Campaign Act and to governmental entities, at their request and at a reasonable cost. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of voter registration information, the disclosure of electronic voter registration records to any person or entity other than to a State or local political committee and other than to a governmental entity for a governmental purpose is specifically prohibited except as follows: subject to security measures adopted by the State Board of Elections which, at a minimum, shall include the keeping of a catalog or database, available for public view, including the name, address, and telephone number of the person viewing the list as well as the time of that viewing, any person may view the centralized statewide voter registration list on a computer screen at the Springfield office of the State Board of Elections, during normal business hours other than during the 27 days before an election, but the person viewing the list under this exception may not print, duplicate, transmit, or alter the list. Copies of the tapes, discs or other electronic data shall be furnished by the Board of Election Commissioners to local political committees and governmental entities at their request and at a reasonable cost. Reasonable cost of the tapes, discs, et cetera for this purpose would be the cost of duplication plus 15% for administration. The individual representing a political committee requesting copies of such tapes shall make a sworn affidavit that the information shall be used only for bona fide political purposes, including by or for candidates for office or incumbent office holders. Such tapes, discs or other electronic data shall not be used under any circumstances by any political committee or individuals for purposes of commercial solicitation or other business purposes. If such tapes contain information on county residents related to the operations of county government in addition to registration information, that information shall not be used under any circumstances for commercial solicitation or other business purposes. The prohibition in this Section against using the computer tapes or computer discs or other electronic data processing information containing voter registration information for purposes of commercial solicitation or other business purposes shall be prospective only from the effective date of this amended Act of 1979. Any person who violates this provision shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    The State Board of Elections shall promulgate, by October 1, 1987, such regulations as may be necessary to ensure uniformity throughout the State in electronic data processing of voter registration information. The regulations shall include, but need not be limited to, specifications for uniform medium, communications protocol and file structure to be employed by the election authorities of this State in the electronic data processing of voter registration information. Each election authority utilizing electronic data processing of voter registration information shall comply with such regulations on and after May 15, 1988.
    If the applicant for registration was last registered in another county within this State, he shall also sign a certificate authorizing cancellation of the former registration. The certificate shall be in substantially the following form:
To the County Clerk of .... County, Illinois.
To the Election Commission of the City of ...., Illinois.
    This is to certify that I am registered in your (county) (city) and that my residence was ..... Having moved out of your (county), (city), I hereby authorize you to cancel that registration in your office.
    Dated at ...., Illinois, on (insert date).
....................
(Signature of Voter)
    Attest ...., Clerk, Election Commission of the City of...., Illinois.
    The cancellation certificate shall be mailed immediately by the clerk of the Election Commission to the county clerk, (or Election Commission as the case may be) where the applicant was formerly registered. Receipt of such certificate shall be full authority for cancellation of any previous registration.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/6-35.01

    (10 ILCS 5/6-35.01) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-35.01)
    Sec. 6-35.01. If an applicant for registration reports a permanent physical disability which would require assistance in voting, the board of election commissioners shall mark all his registration cards in the right margin on the front of the card with a band of ink running the full margin which shall be of contrast to, and easily distinguishable from, the color of the card. If an applicant for registration declares upon properly witnessed oath, with his signature or mark affixed, that he cannot read the English language and that he will require assistance in voting, all his registration cards shall be marked in a manner similar to the marking on the cards of a voter who requires assistance because of physical disability, except that the marking shall be of a different distinguishing color. Following each election the cards of any voter who has requested assistance as a disabled voter, and has stated that the disability is permanent, or who has received assistance because of inability to read the English language, shall be marked in the same manner.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3524.)

10 ILCS 5/6-35.02

    (10 ILCS 5/6-35.02) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-35.02)
    Sec. 6-35.02. Upon the issuance of a disabled voter's identification card as provided in Section 19-12.1, the board of election commissioners shall cause the identification number of such card to be clearly noted on all the registration cards of such voter.
(Source: P.A. 78-320.)

10 ILCS 5/6-35.03

    (10 ILCS 5/6-35.03) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-35.03)
    Sec. 6-35.03. The State Board of Elections shall design a registration record card which, except as otherwise provided in this Section, shall be used in triplicate by all election authorities in the State, except those election authorities adopting a computer-based voter registration file authorized under Section 6-79. The Board shall prescribe the form and specifications, including but not limited to the weight of paper, color and print of such cards. Such cards shall contain boxes or spaces for the information required under Sections 6-31.1 and 6-35 of this Code; provided, that such cards shall also contain a box or space for the applicant's social security number, which shall be required to the extent allowed by law but in no case shall the applicant provide fewer than the last 4 digits of the social security number, and a box for the applicant's telephone number, if available.
    Except for those election authorities adopting a computer-based voter registration file authorized under Section 6-79, the original and duplicate cards shall respectively constitute the master file and precinct binder registration records of the voter. A copy shall be given to the applicant upon completion of his or her registration or completed transfer of registration.
    Whenever a voter moves to another precinct within the same election jurisdiction or to another election jurisdiction in the State, such voter may transfer his or her registration by presenting his or her copy to the election authority or a deputy registrar. If such voter is not in possession of or has lost his or her copy, he or she may effect a transfer of registration by executing an Affidavit of Cancellation of Previous Registration.
    In the case of a transfer of registration to a new election jurisdiction, the election authority shall transmit the voter's copy or such affidavit to the election authority of the voter's former election jurisdiction, which shall immediately cause the transmission of the voter's previous registration card to the voter's new election authority. No transfer of registration to a new election jurisdiction shall be complete until the voter's old election authority receives notification.
    Deputy registrars shall return all copies of registration record cards or Affidavits of Cancellation of Previous Registration to the election authority within 7 working days after the receipt thereof. Such copies or Affidavits of Cancellation of Previous Registration received by the deputy registrars between the 35th and 28th day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy registrars within 48 hours after receipt thereof. Such copies or Affidavits of Cancellation of Previous Registration received by the deputy registrars on the 28th day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy registrars to the election authority within 24 hours after receipt thereof.
(Source: P.A. 91-73, eff. 7-9-99; 91-533, eff. 8-13-99; 92-816, eff. 8-21-02.)

10 ILCS 5/6-36

    (10 ILCS 5/6-36) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-36)
    Sec. 6-36. The board of election commissioners shall supply deputy registrars and judges of registration with registration forms and shall fully instruct them in their duties. Each deputy registrar and judge of registration shall receipt to the board of election commissioners for all blank registration record cards issued to them, specifying therein the number of the blanks received by them, and each such deputy registrar and judge of registration shall be charged with such blanks until he returns them to the board of election commissioners. If for any cause a blank registration record card is mutilated or rendered unfit for use in making it out, or if a mistake therein has been made, such blank shall not be destroyed, but the word "mutilated" shall be written across the face of such blank, and such blank shall be returned to the board of election commissioners and shall be preserved in the same manner and for the same length of time as mutilated ballots. When any registration shall have been completed, each deputy registrar and judge of registration shall return all registration record cards to the board of election commissioners whether such cards have been filled out and executed or whether they are unused, or whether they have been mutilated. Deputy registrars and judges of registration shall make personal delivery of the registration records to the board of election commissioners, after the close of each registration and before they separate. Each deputy registrar and judge of registration shall certify the registration records in substantially the following form:
    "We, the undersigned deputy registrars and judge of registration in .... County of .... in the State of Illinois, do swear (or affirm) that at the registration of electors on the .... day of .... there was registered by us in the said election precinct the names which appear on the registration record cards, and that the number of voters registered and qualified was and is the number of .....
...............(Judge of Registration)
...............(Deputy Registrar)
     
...............(Deputy Registrar)
      Date ........."
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-37

    (10 ILCS 5/6-37) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-37)
    Sec. 6-37. Except as otherwise provided for in Section 6-29 of this Article, no person shall be registered unless he applies in person to a registration officer, answers such relevant questions as may be asked of him by the registration officer, and executes the affidavit of registration. The registration officer shall require the applicant to furnish two forms of identification, and except in the case of a homeless individual, one of which must include his or her residence address. These forms of identification shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following: driver's license, social security card, public aid identification card, utility bill, employee or student identification card, lease or contract for a residence, credit card, or a civic, union or professional association membership card. The registration officer shall require a homeless individual to furnish evidence of his or her use of the mailing address stated. This use may be demonstrated by a piece of mail addressed to that individual and received at that address or by a statement from a person authorizing use of the mailing address. The registration officer shall require each applicant for registration to read or have read to him the affidavit of registration before permitting him to execute the affidavit.
    The registration officer shall satisfy himself that each applicant for registration is qualified to register before registering him. Any voter of the ward, village or incorporated town in which such applicant resides, shall be permitted to be present at the place of registration, and shall have the right to challenge any applicant who applies to be registered.
    In case the officer is not satisfied that the applicant is qualified he shall forthwith in writing notify such applicant to appear before the board of election commissioners to furnish further proof of his qualification. Upon the card of such applicant shall be written the word "incomplete" and no such applicant shall be permitted to vote unless such registration is satisfactorily completed as hereinafter provided.
    Any person claiming to be an elector in any election precinct in such city, village or incorporated town and whose registration is marked "incomplete" may make and sign an application in writing, under oath, to the board of election commissioners in substance in the following form:
    "I do solemnly swear that I,.... did on .... make application to the board of registry of the .... precinct of .... ward of the city of ....(or to the board of election commissioners of ....) and that said board refused to complete my registration as a qualified voter in said precinct, that I reside in said precinct, am a duly qualified voter and entitled to vote in said precinct at the next election.
....(Signature of Applicant)"
    In all cities, villages or incorporated towns having a population of less than 200,000 all such applications shall be presented to the board of election commissioners by the applicant, in person, between the hours of nine o'clock a.m., and five o'clock p.m. on Tuesday or Wednesday of the second week prior to the week in which such election is to be held, and in all municipalities having a population of more than 200,000 and having a board of election commissioners and in all cities, villages and incorporated towns within the jurisdiction of such board, all such applications shall be presented to the board of election commissioners by the applicant, in person between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and five o'clock p.m., on Monday and Tuesday of the third week prior to the week in which such election is to be held.
(Source: P.A. 96-317, eff. 1-1-10.)

10 ILCS 5/6-38

    (10 ILCS 5/6-38) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-38)
    Sec. 6-38. The 2 deputy registrars provided by this Article 6 for registration in each precinct preceding the election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1936, and for the last day of registration provided for in Section 6-49.1, shall be the canvassers of the precinct for which they are appointed.
    The Board of Election Commissioners shall furnish to each deputy registrar a verification list of registered voters approved by the Board of Election Commissioners or a blank book which shall be named "Verification List", each page of which shall be ruled into 4 columns, and to be marked thus:
StreetRemarks
NumberStreetNamesO.K. - Died - Moved, etc.
    Such book shall contain pages sufficient to allow 6 pages for each street, avenue, alley and court in the precinct in question. During the progress of the registration, or immediately thereafter, each deputy registrar shall transfer all the names upon the registration record cards to such verification list; arranging them according to streets, avenues, alleys or courts, beginning with the lowest residence number, and placing them numerically, as near as possible, from the lowest up to the highest number.
    They shall first write the name of such street, avenue, alley or court, at the top of the second column, and then proceed to transfer the names to such "Verification Lists" according to the street numbers as above indicated.
    If, during either day of registration, any registered voter of the ward, village, or incorporated town shall come before the deputy registrars and the judge of registration and make oath that he believes that any particular person whose name has been entered upon the registry is not a qualified voter, such fact shall be noted; and after the completion of such "Verification Lists" one of the registrars, or judge of registration, shall make a cross or check mark in ink opposite such name. If the deputy registrars or the judge of the registration know any person so complained of is a qualified voter and believe that such complaint was made only to vex and harass such qualified voter, then such name shall be placed upon such lists without such cross or check mark but such cross or check mark shall be placed upon such lists in case either of the registrars or the judge of registration desires.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

10 ILCS 5/6-39

    (10 ILCS 5/6-39) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-39)
    Sec. 6-39. Upon the Wednesday and Thursday following the last day of registration, and upon the Wednesday and Thursday following the last day of precinct registration provided for in Section 6-49.1 of this Article, if so much time is required, the 2 deputy registrars shall go together and canvass the precinct for which they have been appointed, calling at each dwelling place or each house from which any one is registered in such precinct and each dwelling place as indicated upon said "Verification Lists"; and if they shall find that any person whose name appears upon their verification lists does not reside at the place designated thereupon, they shall make a notation in the column headed "Remarks" as follows: "Changed Name"; "Died", or "Moved", as the case may be, indicating that such person does not reside at such place.
    Whenever deemed necessary by the canvassers, or either of them, he or they may demand of the person having command of the police in such precinct to furnish a policeman, to accompany them and protect them in the performance of their duties; and it shall be the duty of the person having command of the police in such precinct to furnish a policeman for such purpose. In such canvass no person shall refuse to answer questions and give the information asked for and known to him or her, or shall knowingly give false information, or make false statements. In making such canvass the canvassers shall make special inquiry at the residence or place designated on the verification lists, as to all the persons registered as qualified voters, and shall receive information from judges of election, party canvassers, or other persons.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2987.)

10 ILCS 5/6-40

    (10 ILCS 5/6-40) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-40)
    Sec. 6-40. Where verification lists are furnished to the canvassers by the Board of Election Commissioners, immediately upon completion of the canvass, the canvassers, or one of them, shall file with the Board of Election Commissioners the list of registered voters upon which the canvassers have made notation in the column headed "Remarks" as follows: "O. K.", if they still reside at the address shown on the registration list, or "Died", "Moved", or "Changed Name" as the case may be. Such lists shall be attested to by the canvassers in an attached affidavit. No canvasser shall be remunerated for services as canvasser until such signed affidavit is filed with the Board of Election Commissioners.
    Upon receipt by the Board of Election Commissioners of the completed list and the attached affidavit as to the correctness of the list, the Board of Election Commissioners shall prepare post card "Notices to Show Cause Why Registration Should not be Cancelled" to send to each voter on each list after whose name the canvassers have written "Died", "Moved", or "Changed Name". They shall be sent by mail, and electronic mail if the person whose registration is questioned has provided the election authority with an e-mail address, to those whose registration is questioned by the Board of Election Commissioners not later than 10 P.M. on Friday of the week of the canvass. The affidavits made by the canvassers showing the names and addresses of such canvassers shall be a public record for 60 days.
    The Board of Election Commissioners shall also prepare a correct list of those registered voters in each precinct who are designated "O.K." in the remarks column by the canvassers and supplemental lists after the hearings on "Notices to Show Cause Why Registration Should Not be Cancelled"; such lists to be called "Printed Register of Registered Voters" of a given date and supplements thereto.
    It shall be the duty of the Board of Election Commissioners when complaint is made to them, to investigate the action of such canvassers and to cause them or either of them to be brought before the circuit court and to prosecute them as for contempt, and also at the discretion of the Board of Election Commissioners, to cause them to be prosecuted criminally for such wilful neglect of duty.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

10 ILCS 5/6-41

    (10 ILCS 5/6-41) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-41)
    Sec. 6-41. The canvassers, or one of them, shall prepare a list of the names of the parties designated as aforesaid, and to whom such notice has been sent, given, or left at the address, and make and attach his or their affidavit or affidavits thereto, stating that notice, duly stamped, was mailed to each of said parties at the places designated on the list, on or before 10 o'clock p. m. of the Thursday following the canvass, and that notice was also personally left at the said address of each of the parties named in the lists so attached, if there be such address; and such canvassers shall also file in the office of the Board of Election Commissioners on or before 6 o'clock p. m. on the Friday following the canvass, an exact duplicate of such list with the affidavit or affidavits attached thereto. Blank affidavit forms shall be furnished by the board for the purpose aforesaid; but if none are furnished, such canvassers shall cause the same to be drawn, and they shall swear to such affidavit before the judge of registration of such precinct, or a member of the Board of Election Commissioners, or the executive director thereof.
    In cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of over 200,000 and having a Board of Election Commissioners and in cities, villages and incorporated towns within the jurisdiction of the Board of Election Commissioners, the Board of Election Commissioners shall remain in session from 10 o'clock a.m. to 9 o'clock p.m. for 10 days following the last day of the canvass for the sole purpose of revising their registry. No new name shall be added to the registry at such session of the Board of Election Commissioners.
    In cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of less than 200,000, the hearing herein provided and the final revision of the registry, shall be by the Board of Election Commissioners for such city, village or incorporated town. The commissioners shall meet for this purpose upon the Monday and Tuesday following the canvass, and shall remain in session between the hours of 8 o'clock a.m. and 10 o'clock p.m., and the precinct election officials who made the canvass of the precinct shall meet with them as may be required by the Board of Election Commissioners.
    If any person to whom such notice has been sent, shall appear before the Board of Election Commissioners during the session, he shall make oath and sign an affidavit in substance as follows:
    "I do solemnly swear that I am a citizen of the United States and that I have resided in the .... precinct of the .... Ward of the City of ...., in the State of Illinois, since the .... day of ....; and that I have never been convicted of any crime (or if convicted, state the time and when pardoned by the Governor of any State)."
    This affidavit shall be signed and sworn to before one of such Board of Election Commissioners, or the clerk of the board, and it shall be filed in the office of the Board of Election Commissioners and be preserved for 60 days.
    Thereupon the Board of Election Commissioners shall further examine him and shall also swear such canvassers or the precinct election officials as the case may be, and hear them upon the question, and the Board of Election Commissioners shall have the power to send one or both of the canvassers or precinct election officials, as the case may be, to make further examination and inquiry at the place claimed by such person to be his residence, and again examine such canvassers or precinct election officials touching the same; and if after such further examination and hearing, the majority of the board in question are of the opinion that such person is not a qualified voter in such precinct, they shall indicate in the proper manner that the card of such person shall be removed from the precinct file.
    At the close of any such session, if any person so notified to appear at such session has not appeared and shown cause why the card bearing his name should not be withdrawn from the precinct file, the same shall be withdrawn from the file.
    The Board of Election Commissioners shall, however, keep the cancelled cards in a suspense file for 2 years and reinstate them at any time within such 2 year suspense period, when a person's registration is cancelled under this or other Sections of this Article for failure to apply for reinstatement or to appear in proper time, and there is sufficient subsequent showing that he is a duly qualified elector.
    Either of said canvassers shall have the power and right of both in the matter pertaining to such canvass; but in case either refuses or neglects to make such canvass as aforesaid, then the other may make such canvass alone.
    In case of the temporary disability upon the part of either canvasser, the remaining canvasser shall appoint a temporary canvasser who shall represent and be affiliated with the same political party as the canvasser whose place is being filled, and shall administer to him the usual oath of office for canvassers. Such temporary canvasser shall perform all the duties of the office until the disability of the regular canvasser is removed.
(Source: P.A. 82-373.)

10 ILCS 5/6-42

    (10 ILCS 5/6-42) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-42)
    Sec. 6-42. With respect to those who register at the office of the Board of Election Commissioners preceding the election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1936, as provided by Section 6-29 of this Article, and preceding the last day of registration as provided for in Section 6-49.1, such board shall, immediately after completion of the precinct registration, or by the last day of such registration, transmit to the deputy registrar of each precinct the original registration record cards of each person who has registered at the office of the Board of Election Commissioners as a qualified elector of such precinct; and the provisions of Sections 6-38, 6-39, 6-40 and 6-41, of this Article shall apply to the persons registered at such office in the same manner as if they had registered in the precinct. The Board of Election Commissioners shall have power to provide by rule for the manner of returning such original registration cards and for a separate report upon electors who have registered at its office.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1806.)

10 ILCS 5/6-43

    (10 ILCS 5/6-43) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-43)
    Sec. 6-43. Immediately after the completion of the revision by the Board of Election Commissioners, the board shall cause copies to be made of all names upon the registration record cards not marked or erased, with the address, and shall have the same arranged according to the streets, avenues, courts, or alleys, commencing with the lowest number, and arranging the same in order according to the street numbers, and shall then cause such precinct register, upon such arrangement, to be printed in plain, large type in sufficient numbers to meet all demands, and upon application a copy of the same shall be given to any person applying therefor. Provided, however, that in municipalities having a population of more than 500,000 and having a Board of Election Commissioners, as to all elections, excepting any elections held for the purpose of electing judges of the circuit courts, registrations for which are made solely before the Board of Election Commissioners, and where no general precinct registrations were provided for or held within 27 days before the election, the Board of Election Commissioners shall cause, within 10 days after the last day of registration before such board, copies to be made of all names of qualified electors appearing upon each registration record card in like manner as hereinabove provided, and upon application a copy of the same shall be given to any person applying therefor: Provided, further, that whenever an election is held within 90 days after a preceding election, or when any elections are held for the purpose of electing judges of the circuit courts, the printed list and the supplement thereto provided for the last preceding election shall constitute the Printed Precinct Register for the ensuing election, subject to such changes as shall be made, if any, as herein provided, which changes, if any, and the contents of any supplemental list, insofar as the latter have not been changed pursuant to this Act, shall be printed in a new supplemental list which shall supplant the prior supplemental list and shall be delivered to the judges of the respective precincts, with the printed register and the certification, in the manner and at the time provided in Sections 6-48 and 6-60 of this Article. Such list shall have printed on the bottom thereof the facsimile signatures of the members of the Board of Election Commissioners certifying that the names on the list are the names of all voters entitled to vote in the precinct indicated on the top thereof. Such list shall be termed the "Printed Precinct Register" and shall be prima facie evidence that the electors whose names appear thereon are entitled to vote. Provided that if, on order of the Board of Election Commissioners a corrected or revised precinct register of voters in a precinct or precincts is printed, such list or lists shall have printed thereon the day and month of such revision and shall be designated "Revised Precinct Register of Voters."
    Any elector whose name does not appear as a registered voter on such printed precinct register, supplemental list or any list provided for in this Article and whose name has not been erased or withdrawn shall be entitled to vote as hereinafter in this Article provided if his registration card is in the master file. Such elector shall within 7 days after the publication of such printed precinct register, file with the Board of Election Commissioners an application stating that he is a duly registered voter and that his registration card is in the master file. The Board shall hold a hearing upon such application within 2 days after the filing thereof and shall announce its decision thereon within 3 days after the hearing. If the name of such applicant appears upon the registration card in the master file, the board shall issue to such elector a certificate setting forth that his name does so appear and certifying that he has the right to vote at the next succeeding election. Such certificate shall be issued in duplicate, one to be retained in the files of the board, and the other to be issued to the elector.
    The Board of Election Commissioners upon the issuance of such certificate shall see that the name of such elector appears upon the precinct registry list in the precinct.
(Source: P.A. 92-816, eff. 8-21-02.)

10 ILCS 5/6-44

    (10 ILCS 5/6-44) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-44)
    Sec. 6-44. Any voter or voters in the ward, village or incorporated town containing such precinct, and any precinct committeeman 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.
(Signed)....
    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. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

10 ILCS 5/6-45

    (10 ILCS 5/6-45) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-45)
    Sec. 6-45. A docket of all applications to said board of election commissioners, whether such application shall be made for the purpose of being registered or restored, or for the purpose of erasing a name on the register or for completing registration shall be made out in the order of the wards and precincts as the case may be. Such docket shall show the disposition of each case and be available to the public. In cities, villages or incorporated towns having a population of less than 500,000 the commissioners shall sit to hear such applications between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m., and 9 o'clock p. m. on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday immediately preceding such election, and in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of over 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 commissioners shall sit to hear such applications between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and 9 o'clock p. m., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the second week prior to the week in which such election is to be held. At the request of either party to such applications, the board shall issue subpoenas to witnesses to appear at such hearings, and witnesses may be sworn and examined upon the hearing of said application. Each person appearing in response to an application to have a name erased shall deliver to the board a written affidavit, which shall be, in substance, in the words and figures following:
    "I do solemnly swear that I am a citizen of the United States; that I have resided in the State of Illinois since the .... day of .... and in the county of .... said State, since the .... day of .... and in the .... precinct of the .... ward, in the city of .... said county and State, since the .... day of .... and that I am .... years of age; that I am the identical person registered in said precinct under the name I subscribe hereto."
    This answer shall be signed and sworn to or affirmed before any person authorized to administer oaths or affirmations. The decision on each application shall be announced at once after hearing, and a minute made thereof, and when an application to be registered or to be restored to such register or to complete registration shall be allowed the said board of election commissioners shall cause a minute to be made upon the original and duplicate registration records. And where an application to erase a name shall be allowed, the board of election commissioners shall cause the name to be erased forthwith, and the registration record card withdrawn.
    In cities, villages and incorporated towns of 500,000 or more inhabitants, having a board of election commissioners, and in cities, villages and incorporated towns within the jurisdiction of such board of election commissioners, applications under this section and hearings or citations under Sections 6-56, 6-59 and 6-60 hereof, may be heard by individual commissioners or by persons specially designated by the commissioners for this purpose, and a decision by such individual commissioner or person so designated, shall become the decision of the board of election commissioners upon approval of such board.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 899.)

10 ILCS 5/6-46

    (10 ILCS 5/6-46) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-46)
    Sec. 6-46. The circuit court of the county in which such city, village or incorporated town shall be located, shall, on Friday and Saturday of the week prior to the week in which such election is to be held, especially sit to hear such applications as shall be made to it to be placed upon the registry in any particular precinct: Provided, however, that the circuit court of any county in which a municipality is located having a population of over 200,000 and having a board of election commissioners, and in cities, villages and incorporated towns within the jurisdiction of such board, shall especially sit to hear such applications on Monday and Tuesday of the first week prior to the week in which such election is to be held. Such application shall be sworn to, and shall state that the party making the same has applied to the precinct registration officers, or to the board of election commissioners, and that said precinct registration officers, or board of election commissioners, as the case may be, refused to place his name upon such registry or to complete his registration or has stricken his name from such registry. Application shall be made on or before the opening of the court on Friday or Monday last aforesaid, as the case may be, and the court shall cause a docket of such applications to be made out, arranged by wards and precincts, and the same shall be heard, summarily and evidence may be introduced for and against such application. Each case shall be decided at once on hearings and the clerk of the court shall make a minute of the disposition of each application; a copy of such minute shall at once be given to the board of election commissioners which shall forthwith cause such name to be placed upon the original and duplicate registration records if the court has so ordered, and indicate that it was entered by order of court. After the entry of the order to be restored, or to be registered or to complete registration, no further change shall be permitted in the original and duplicate registration records by the board of election commissioners, and such records shall constitute the official registration for the election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1936. No person admitted to the register by order of such court shall be protected by such order from a criminal prosecution for any violation of the provisions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3481.)

10 ILCS 5/6-47

    (10 ILCS 5/6-47) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-47)
    Sec. 6-47. In case said court shall refuse any such application, an order shall be entered accordingly on the Wednesday following the session of the court held for the purpose aforesaid. Appeals may be taken as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 79-1364.)

10 ILCS 5/6-48

    (10 ILCS 5/6-48) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-48)
    Sec. 6-48. A supplemental list of all persons whose registration shall have been ordered restored or completed by order of the board of election commissioners or by order of the circuit court, under Sections 6-45 and 6-46 of this Article, and a supplemental list of all persons erased or withdrawn from such register by order of the board, under Sections 6-45 or 6-60 of this Article, shall be printed by such board in sufficient quantity to accommodate each precinct, and the board shall cause copies thereof to be delivered to all persons demanding the same. If the names of no persons have been added, erased or withdrawn, a supplemental list shall be printed stating that fact. The board of election commissioners shall post one copy of the printed register in each polling place not later than the fifth day before the election and one copy of the supplemental list on the day before the election. Before the opening of the polls on the day of election, the board of election commissioners shall deliver to the judges of each precinct where such election is to be held, the printed register required by Section 6-43 of this Article and the supplemental list or lists aforesaid, together with a certification thereof bearing the facsimile signature of the executive director of the board attesting that the persons whose names appear on such printed register as revised or corrected by the supplemental list or lists, are qualified to vote at such election in the precinct indicated at the top of the list. The printed register, and supplemental list or lists, together with the certification of the executive director shall be firmly attached to each other.
    In case the printed register or supplemental list or lists, together with the certification by the executive director of the board be lost or destroyed, the board of election commissioners shall furnish a duplicate thereof upon request of any judge of election.
    The original and supplemental lists may be consolidated into one list. In the event of such consolidation the certification herein required by the executive director shall be attached to such consolidated list.
(Source: P.A. 82-373.)

10 ILCS 5/6-49

    (10 ILCS 5/6-49) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-49)
    Sec. 6-49. The registration hereinabove provided preceding the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1936, shall constitute a permanent registration, subject to revision and alteration in the manner hereinafter provided. However, except as provided in Section 6-49.1 of this Article, the registration hereinabove provided for shall constitute a permanent registration only until September 15, 1961, in municipalities having 3 days of precinct registration preceding the 1962 primary election and only until the last day of precinct re-registration in 1970 in other municipalities, at which time such registrations shall become null and void and shall be cancelled immediately thereafter by such Board.
    All registrations subsequent to that hereinbefore provided shall be upon registration record cards provided by the Board of Election Commissioners in accordance with the provisions of Section 6-35 of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2987.)

10 ILCS 5/6-49.1

    (10 ILCS 5/6-49.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-49.1)
    Sec. 6-49.1. In municipalities of 500,000 or more inhabitants having a Board of Election Commissioners and in all cities, villages and incorporated towns under the jurisdiction of such Board of Election Commissioners there shall be 3 days of registration in each precinct preceding the April 10, 1962 State and County Primary Election. The first of such 3 days of registration shall be on Friday, September 15, 1961; the second of such 3 days of registration shall be on Friday, October 13, 1961; and the third of such 3 days of registration shall be on Tuesday, March 13, 1962. Any registration received by the Board of Election Commissioners after July 15, 1961 shall be considered a part of the re-registration required by this Section and shall constitute a permanent registration subject to revision and alteration in the manner hereafter provided in this Article. In all other cities, villages and incorporated towns the registration heretofore in effect shall continue unless the Board of Election Commissioners for any such other cities, villages or incorporated towns files with the clerk of such other city, village or incorporated town, prior to October 15, 1969, a resolution, or copy thereof, expressing the need for a general registration therein preceding the June, 1970, State and county primary election. If such resolution is so filed, there shall be a re-registration in 1969 and 1970 as hereinafter in this Section provided. The registration herein provided in this Section 6-49.1 shall constitute a permanent registration subject to revision and alteration in the manner hereinafter provided in this Article.
    In municipalities having fewer than 500,000 inhabitants and having a board of election commissioners and in which a resolution expressing the need for a general registration preceding the June, 1970, primary has been filed as provided in this Section, there shall be 3 days of registration in each precinct preceding the primary election of June 9, 1970. The first of such 3 days of registration shall be Friday, November 21, 1969; the second, Friday, December 19, 1969; and the third, Tuesday, January 15, 1970. Any registration received by the board of election commissioners after September 1, 1970, shall be considered a part of the re-registration required by this Section and shall constitute a permanent registration subject to revision and alteration in the manner hereinafter provided in this Article.
    The place of registration in each precinct shall be designated by the Board of Election Commissioners and public notice thereof given, and the provisions of Article 11, Section 11-4 of this Act shall apply thereto. The registration places so designated shall be open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on each of such days of registration. All of the provisions of this Article 6 shall apply to such registration.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2987.)

10 ILCS 5/6-50

    (10 ILCS 5/6-50) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-50)
    Sec. 6-50. The office of the board of election commissioners shall be open during ordinary business hours of each week day, from 9 a.m. to 12 o'clock noon on the last four Saturdays immediately preceding the end of the period of registration preceding each election, and such other days and such other times as the board may direct. There shall be no registration at the office of the board of election commissioners in cities, villages and incorporated towns of fewer than 200,000 inhabitants during the 27 days preceding any primary, regular or special election at which the cards provided for in this article are used, or until the second day following such primary, regular or special election. In cities, villages and incorporated towns of 200,000 or more inhabitants, there shall be no registration of voters at the office of the board of election commissioners during the 35 days immediately preceding any election; provided, however, where no precinct registration is being conducted prior to any election then registration may be taken in the office of the board up to and including the 28th day prior to such election. In any election called for the submission of the revision or alteration of, or the amendments to the Constitution, submitted by a Constitutional Convention, the final day for registration at the office of the election authority charged with the printing of the ballot of this election shall be the 15th day prior to the date of election.
    The Board of Election Commissioners shall appoint one or more registration teams, each consisting of one member from each of the 2 leading political parties, for the purpose of accepting the registration of any voter who files an affidavit, within the period for taking registrations provided for in this Article, that he is physically unable to appear at the office of the Board or at any appointed place of registration. On the day or days when a precinct registration is being conducted such teams shall consist of one member from each of the 2 leading political parties who are serving on the precinct registration board. Each team so designated shall visit each disabled person and shall accept the registration of such person the same as if he had applied for registration in person.
    The office of the board of election commissioners may be designated as a place of registration under Section 6-51 of this Article and, if so designated, may also be open for purposes of registration on such day or days as may be specified by the board of election commissioners under the provisions of that Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-816, eff. 8-21-02.)

10 ILCS 5/6-50.1

    (10 ILCS 5/6-50.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-50.1)
    Sec. 6-50.1. In addition to registration at the office of the board of election commissioners, the board of election commissioners shall provide the following methods of registration:
    (1) The appointment of deputy registrars as provided in Section 6-50.2;
    (2) The establishment of temporary places of registration as provided in Section 6-50.3.
    The board of election commissioners may provide for registration pursuant to Section 6-51.
(Source: P.A. 83-1059.)

10 ILCS 5/6-50.2

    (10 ILCS 5/6-50.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-50.2)
    Sec. 6-50.2. (a) The board of election commissioners shall appoint all precinct committeepersons in the election jurisdiction as deputy registrars who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State, except during the 27 days preceding an election.
    The board of election commissioners shall appoint each of the following named persons as deputy registrars upon the written request of such persons:
        1. The chief librarian, or a qualified person
    
designated by the chief librarian, of any public library situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any qualified resident of the State, at such library.
        2. The principal, or a qualified person designated by
    
the principal, of any high school, elementary school, or vocational school situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any resident of the State, at such school. The board of election commissioners shall notify every principal and vice-principal of each high school, elementary school, and vocational school situated in the election jurisdiction of their eligibility to serve as deputy registrars and offer training courses for service as deputy registrars at conveniently located facilities at least 4 months prior to every election.
        3. The president, or a qualified person designated by
    
the president, of any university, college, community college, academy or other institution of learning situated within the State, who may accept the registrations of any resident of the election jurisdiction, at such university, college, community college, academy or institution.
        4. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona
    
fide labor organization, or a reasonable number of qualified members designated by such official, who may accept the registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
        5. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona
    
fide State civic organization, as defined and determined by rule of the State Board of Elections, or qualified members designated by such official, who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State. In determining the number of deputy registrars that shall be appointed, the board of election commissioners shall consider the population of the jurisdiction, the size of the organization, the geographic size of the jurisdiction, convenience for the public, the existing number of deputy registrars in the jurisdiction and their location, the registration activities of the organization and the need to appoint deputy registrars to assist and facilitate the registration of non-English speaking individuals. In no event shall a board of election commissioners fix an arbitrary number applicable to every civic organization requesting appointment of its members as deputy registrars. The State Board of Elections shall by rule provide for certification of bona fide State civic organizations. Such appointments shall be made for a period not to exceed 2 years, terminating on the first business day of the month following the month of the general election, and shall be valid for all periods of voter registration as provided by this Code during the terms of such appointments.
        6. The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or
    
a reasonable number of employees designated by the Director and located at public aid offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the election jurisdiction at any such public aid office.
        7. The Director of the Illinois Department of
    
Employment Security, or a reasonable number of employees designated by the Director and located at unemployment offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified resident of the election jurisdiction at any such unemployment office. If the request to be appointed as deputy registrar is denied, the board of election commissioners shall, within 10 days after the date the request is submitted, provide the affected individual or organization with written notice setting forth the specific reasons or criteria relied upon to deny the request to be appointed as deputy registrar.
        8. The president of any corporation, as defined by
    
the Business Corporation Act of 1983, or a reason