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(10 ILCS 5/5-5)
(from Ch. 46, par. 5-5)
For the purpose of registering voters under this Article 5, in
addition to the method provided for precinct registration under Sections
5-6 and 5-17 of this Article 5, the office of the county clerk shall be
open between 9:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m. on all days except Saturday,
Sunday and holidays, but there shall be no registration at such office
during the 35 days immediately preceding any election required to be held
under the law but if no precinct registration is being conducted prior to
any election then registration may be taken in the office of the county
clerk up to and including the 28th day prior to an election. On
the hours of registration shall be from 9:00 a. m. to 12:00 p. m. noon.
During such 35 or 27 day period, registration of electors of
subdivisions wherein a regular, or special election is required to be held
shall cease and shall not be resumed for the registration of electors of
such political subdivisions until the second day following the day of such
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 the election.
Each county clerk shall appoint one deputy for the purpose of
accepting the registration of any voter who files an affidavit that he
is physically unable to appear at any appointed place of registration.
The county clerk shall designate a deputy to visit each person with a disability
and shall accept the registration of each such person as if he had
applied for registration at the office of the county clerk.
The offices of city, village, incorporated town and town clerks shall
also be open for the purpose of registering voters residing in the
territory in which this Article is in effect, and also, in the case of
city, village and incorporated town clerks, for the purpose of registering
voters residing in a portion of the city, village or incorporated town not
located within the county, on all days on which the
office of the county clerk is open for the registration of voters of
such cities, villages, incorporated towns and townships.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)