Deputy Registrars

The work of Deputy Registrars is a vital contribution to American democracy.  Registering voters encourages voter participation and enhances our electoral process.

Illinois Deputy Registrars Pamphlet from State Board of Elections


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

  • libraries
  • schools
  • 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

Illinois Deputy Registrar Guidelines from State Board of Elections


Appointments of Deputy Registrars should be submitted to the Will County Clerk:

  • via mail on your district or organization’s letterhead
  • via email from your district or organization’s email account to
  • with the name(s), home address(es), phone number(s) and email 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 at 9:30 AM.  If an organization would like to schedule a training class other than these times, we would be happy to work with you by emailing

    *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.