CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
Last day for regular registration or transfer of registration within the offices of the election authority.
Grace period registration and voting will be available after this date. Area and precinct registration
may apply to the City of Chicago and Cook County. Please check with these jurisdictions for
registration deadlines. (10 ILCS 5/4-6, 4-16, 5-5, 5-23, 6-29, 6-50, 6-53, 6-54)
NOTE: Pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), 52 U.S.C. § 20501 et seq., agency and motor vehicle offices will continue to accept registration after the statutory close of registration. Only those registration applications completed no later than 27 days (16 days for Motor Vehicle Offices) before the election will be processed for the next ensuing election. Applications for registration completed within 5 days of the registration deadline at Motor Vehicle Offices and qualified agencies will be transmitted within 5 days of completion and must be processed for the election. (Id. at § 20506(d)(2))
A mail registration application shall be deemed timely filed if postmarked prior to the close of registration. If no postmark exists or if the postmark is illegible, the application shall be considered timely filed if received by the election authority no later than five calendar days after the close of registration. (10 ILCS 5/19-8)
CLOSE OF REGISTRATION – DEPUTY REGISTRARS
Last day for registration of voters by deputy registrars, including municipal, township, road district
clerks, and precinct committeepersons. Area and precinct registration may apply to the City of
Chicago and Cook County. Please check with these jurisdictions for registration deadlines.
(10 ILCS 5/4-6.2, 5-16.2, 6-50.2)
NOTE: Deputy Registrars must return completed forms to the election authority within 7 days of the day on which they are completed. Deputy Registrars must return all registration materials within 48 hours of registration/cancellation if such registration/cancellation was accepted between the 35th and 28th day preceding an election.