(10 ILCS 5/5-24)
(from Ch. 46, par. 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.
Present address ....
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
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
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
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.)