Deputy Registrars


  • Deputy Registrars are responsible for registering voters in the State of Illinois. Deputy Registrars must be trained, take an oath, and be appointed as provided by state law.
  • Deputy Registrars must be registered to vote in the jurisdiction in which they are appointed.
  • Deputy registrars must not engage in any form of electioneering while registering voters. This includes working for or against a proposition or candidate while conducting voter registration.
  • Deputy registrars can be removed for cause.
  • Deputy registrars must complete registration forms neatly and follow the specific directions of the election authority.
  • Deputy registrars must return completed registration materials within 7 days of completion.


Appointments of deputy registrars, except precinct committeemen, shall be for 2-year terms, commencing on December 1st following the general election of each even-numbered year; except that the mid-term appointments shall be until December 1 following the next general election. Appointments of precinct committeemen shall be for 2-year terms commencing on the date of the county convention following the general primary at which they were elected.

There is no quota for registrations.


The following are automatically appointed as deputy registrars by the election authority:

  • Municipal Clerks
  • Township/Road District Clerks
  • Precinct Committeepersons
  • Secretary of State Drivers license facility employees.

Any registered voter willing to serve as a Deputy Registrar may be appointed after completing training.


Deputy Registrars serve voluntarily. There is no compensation.


Contact our office at  309-324-2300.

Deputy Registrar Downloadable Pamphlet 

Deputy Registrar Pamphlet