(10 ILCS 5/4-1)
(from Ch. 46, par. 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.)