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