(10 ILCS 5/6-29)
(from Ch. 46, par. 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 person with a disability 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 registration by mail
and vote by mail 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.
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 .........)
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; 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)