Let The Voters Decide the Fate Of the Recorder Of Deeds Office

Why not let voters of DuPage County decide if they want to eliminate the Recorder of Deeds Office and transfer the duties to the Clerk’s Office? Some Republicans are opposed to letting the voters decide. They want a “study” first.

The people of DuPage County should be allowed to vote on whether they want to keep an elected office that is not constitutionally mandated. An office that has been eliminated by 87% of Illinois counties including the Cook County, the largest county in the state.

Let the DuPage County voters have a say in their government. It’s what our democracy was founded on.

The Daily Herald, Robert Sanchez, reports the following here.

DuPage officials plan to study whether the recorder’s office should be merged with the county clerk’s office.

But one county board member says she already wants the consolidation idea taken to voters, with or without a study.

Elizabeth Chaplin is calling for a binding question about the proposed merger to appear on the March primary election ballot. The full board is expected to discuss Chaplin’s plan during its Oct. 8 meeting.

“If the voters want to keep the recorder’s office, great,” the Downers Grove Democrat said. “If they don’t want the recorder’s office, it should be eliminated. But we should let the people decide.”

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Liz Chaplin

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