The Volunteer Deputy Registrar Program offers a
convenient method of voter registration for residents of the City of
Bloomington. It has proven to be
the most effective and efficient means of reaching eligible citizens who are
not yet registered to vote. Deputy Registrars may register voters who
reside anywhere in the State of Illinois, and the Board of Elections will
forward the registrations to the proper jurisdiction.
Who can serve as a Volunteer Deputy
A Volunteer Deputy Registrar must be:
A citizen of the United States.
A registered voter in the City of Bloomington.
Able to speak, read and write the English language.
Sponsored by a qualified organization or agency including:
The chief librarian or designated person(s) from any
public library. Deputy registrars
sponsored by libraries may take registrations only at the library location.
The principal or designated person(s) from any high
school or vocational school. Deputy registrars sponsored by schools may take
registration only at the sponsor school.
The president or designated person(s) at any university,
college, community college, academy or other institution of learning. Deputy
registrars sponsored by the above learning institutions may take registrations
only at the sponsor location.
An elected or appointed official of a bona fide labor
organization or qualified member(s). Deputy registrars sponsored by labor
organizations may take registrations anywhere in McLean County.
Certain state agencies. The Director of the Illinois
Department of Public Aid, the Director of the Illinois Department of Employment
Security and the Secretary of State may designate employees to accept voter
registrations at such offices.
The president or designated employee(s) of any
corporation. Deputy registrars
sponsored by corporations may take registrations anywhere in McLean County.
How long does a Volunteer Deputy Registrar serve?
A deputy registrar is appointed for a two-year term which
ends on the first business day of December in even-numbered years.
Volunteer Deputy Registrars must be trained by the Board
and are issued registration materials. For
additional information contact our office.
The Board of Election Commissioners
115 E. Washington St., Room 403
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone (309) 888-5136
Fax (309) 888-5776