The work of Deputy Registrars is a vital contribution to American democracy. Registering voters encourages voter participation and enhances our electoral process.
Illinois Statutes provide the Will County Clerk shall appoint:
ALL municipal or township clerk’s (or their deputies)
ALL Precinct Committeemen
UPON WRITTEN REQUEST may appoint designees from
- labor or civic organizations
- Departments of Healthcare and Family Services and Employment Security
- the President of any corporation as defined by the Business Corporation Act of 1983
Appointments of Deputy Registrars should be submitted to the Will County Clerk:
- on your district or organization’s letterhead
- with the name(s) and home address(es) of your staff or appointed person to be trained*
- signed by the Director or the person authorized to sign to designate employees
*We verify appointees voter registration status because Deputy Registrars must be registered voters in the county they are appointed.
Organizations seeking certification as a Bona Fide State Civic Organization for the purpose of appointing Deputy Registrars must apply to the Illinois State Board of Elections no later than 90 days prior to the election for which they wish to register voters.
The State Board of Elections provides a list for those organizations currently certified.
In order to accommodate the busy schedule for perspective Registrars, the Will County Clerk’s Office will be holding training classes every Wednesday*, at the Will County Clerk’s Office either 9:30 AM or 2:30 PM. If an organization would like to schedule a training class other than these times, we would be happy to work with you by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
*The Will County Clerk’s Office will make no appointments or provide training within 60 days prior to each election due to the close of registration 28 days prior to an election or within 30 days following an election due to the canvassing of the votes.