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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bill Would Return Election Authority to Lake County Clerk

A few months ago, we reported on P.A. 98-115, which amended the Illinois Election Code to, among other things, establish a county board of election commissioners in Lake County. The board of election commissioners would assume the county clerk's responsibilities over the administration of elections in Lake County. The bill was controversial, and almost immediately after it became effective, there was a legal challenge to its constitutionality. There was also talk about repeal of the statute.

House Bill 3656, introduced to remove the contested provisions requiring the establishment of the county election commission, unanimously passed out of committee today.  
We will keep you posted on this proposed legislation.


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