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5 ILCS 312/2-102

    (5 ILCS 312/2-102) (from Ch. 102, par. 202-102)
    Sec. 2-102. Application. Every applicant for appointment and commission as a notary shall complete an application in a format prescribed by the Secretary of State to be filed with the Secretary of State, stating:
        (a) the applicant's official name, as it appears on
his or her current driver's license or state-issued identification card;
        (b) the county in which the applicant resides or, if
the applicant is a resident of a state bordering Illinois, the county in Illinois in which that person's principal place of work or principal place of business is located;
        (c) the applicant's residence address, as it appears
on his or her current driver's license or state-issued identification card;
        (c-5) the applicant's business address if different
than the applicant's residence address, if performing notarial acts constitutes any portion of the applicant's job duties;
        (d) that the applicant has resided in the State of
Illinois for 30 days preceding the application or that the applicant who is a resident of a state bordering Illinois has worked or maintained a business in Illinois for 30 days preceding the application;
        (e) that the applicant is a citizen of the United
States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States;
        (f) the applicant's date of birth;
        (g) that the applicant is able to read and write the
English language;
        (h) that the applicant has never been the holder of a
notary public appointment that was revoked or suspended during the past 10 years;
        (i) that the applicant has not been convicted of a
        (i-5) that the applicant's signature authorizes the
Office of the Secretary of State to conduct a verification to confirm the information provided in the application, including a criminal background check of the applicant, if necessary; and
        (j) any other information the Secretary of State
deems necessary.
(Source: P.A. 99-112, eff. 1-1-16; 100-809, eff. 1-1-19.)