DuPage Election Commission merger question OK’d for spring ballot

For years Jean Kaczmarek has been calling for the consolidation of the DuPage County Election Commission and the Clerks Office. As an unpaid DuPage government watchdog for a decade, Jean has closely watched the Election Commission. Jean has uncovered glaring problems there including double-dipping pensions and practices violating the Ethics Ordinance and Personnel Policy. In March of 2018 the residents of DuPage County will have a say in the matter.

The Chicago Tribune reports the following:

Gary Gibula

DuPage County officials approved an advisory referendum for the March primary ballot Tuesday asking residents if they support merging the county election commission into the county clerk’s office.

While the results will not be binding, DuPage officials said they hope the outcome will provide the impetus Springfield lawmakers need to pass a stalled bill to consolidate the two county offices.

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Liz Chaplin

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