(10 ILCS 5/6-31)
(from Ch. 46, par. 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
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.)