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Apr 01

Decision - 2022 Primary Election Filing Objections

Posted on April 1, 2022 at 10:07 PM by Robert Watson

On Friday, April 1, 2022, the McLean County Officers Electoral Board met in the Law and Justice Center to complete the hearings of the Verified Objector's petition of Jill Blair, Shanya Watchinski, Anna Darrow, Cara McMorris and Sarah Breeden directed toward the Nominating Petitions of Candidates for the Office of McLean County Board Members and to deliberate and pass its decision on the hearings.

Read the full decision.

Mar 30

Public Notice - County Officers Electoral Board Reconvened Meeting

Posted on March 30, 2022 at 11:11 AM by Robert Watson

PUBLIC NOTICE 

 

OF THE COUNTY of MCLEAN 

COUNTY OFFICERS ELECTORAL BOARD

RECONVENED MEETING

            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the Illinois Open Meeting Act, you are hereby notified that the McLean County Officers Electoral Board shall reconvene on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 503 of the McLean County Law and Justice Center, 104 W. Front Street, Bloomington, Illinois where, pursuant to the Illinois Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/10-10, the Board shall reconvene its meeting where it will hear and pass upon an objection to nomination papers, in Case 2022-01, and issue a ruling on all objections received by the County Clerk’s Office regarding certain candidates seeking County office. 

AGENDA

A.        Call to Order

B.        Roll Call

C.        Adoption of Minutes from the March 28, 2022 meeting. 

D.        Objection to be heard and passed upon in the following case:

2022-01           Blair vs. Fellows

E.         Public Comment

F.         Deliberation and ruling of the Electoral Board on the following cases: 

2022-01           Blair vs. Fellows

2022-02           Watchinski vs. Schultz

2022-03           Darrow vs. Metsker

2022-04           McMorris vs. Blumenshine

2022-05           Breeden vs. Blumenshine

2022-06           Breeden vs. McIntyre

2022-07           McMorris vs. McIntyre

F.         Adjourn 

 

Posted:  March 30, 2022 by Kathy Michael, County Clerk

Mar 28

McLean County Candidate Petitions Update

Posted on March 28, 2022 at 7:50 PM by Robert Watson

On Monday, March 28, the McLean County Officers Electoral Board met in the Law and Justice Center to hear remarks regarding five challenges to County Board candidate petitions.

The board decided to delay decisions until at least Friday. One of the candidates being challenged could not be present on Monday so all decisions have been delayed until that candidate's case can be heard.

Read WGLT's story for more information: McLean County panel hears ballot challenges involving County Board candidates


Mar 25

Public Notice of Meeting and Hearing

Posted on March 25, 2022 at 7:55 AM by Robert Watson

PUBLIC NOTICE 

 

COUNTY of MCLEAN 

COUNTY OFFICERS ELECTORAL BOARD

MEETING

 

            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the Illinois Open Meeting Act, you are hereby notified that the McLean County Officers Electoral Board shall convene on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 503 of the McLean County Law and Justice Center, 104 W. Front Street, Bloomington, Illinois where, pursuant to the Illinois Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/10-10, the Board shall hear and pass upon objections to nomination papers filed by certain candidates seeking County office. 

AGENDA

A.        Call to Order

B.        Roll Call

C.        Consider and adopt Rules of Procedure for Electoral Board Hearings 

D.        Objections to be heard and passed upon in the following order:

2022-01           Blair vs. Fellows

2022-02           Watchinski vs. Schultz

2022-03           Darrow vs. Metsker

2022-04           McMorris vs. Blumenshine

2022-05           Breeden vs. Blumenshine

2022-06           Breeden vs. McIntyre

2022-07           McMorris vs. McIntyre

 

E.         Public Comment

 

F.         Adjourn 

 

Posted:  March 24, 2022

 

 

Kathy Michael

County Clerk

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Mar 19

Voter Registration Card

Posted on March 19, 2022 at 8:44 PM by Robert Watson

DID YOU GET YOUR NEW VOTER CARD? Attention McLean County IL registered voters. Every two years each election jurisdiction is required by law to send out voter registration cards to all registered voters in their database. This is called "the Purge" used to clean up/update voter rolls. Because of the 10-year redistricting, this was required as well. Some voters will have been re-mapped in different districts Check your voter card. Here's an example. It will tell you each district you reside in and then you can follow who is running for election and who you will see on your ballot on the upcoming June 28 Primary. Your card also shows you where your Polling Place is. IF YOU DID NOT GET A NEW CARD, OR HAVE QUESTIONS, GIVE US A CALL AT 309.888.4035. The County Clerk's office does not handle City of Bloomington voters. Bloomington residents please contact the Bloomington Election Commission at becvote.org.


Voter registration card

Mar 18

2022 Primary Election Lottery Results

Posted on March 18, 2022 at 5:19 PM by Robert Watson

County Board District 10 member and candidate for re-election Chuck Erickson attended the Lottery drawing today for "first on the ballot" position. There were four lottery drawings, where we literally draw names out of a hat to see who will be first on the ballot on the June 28 Primary ballots. Here are the ballot positions for the four County Board District candidates who qualified to be in the Lottery drawing.

Candidates had to be in line to file on the first day to file, on or before 8:00 am to qualify for the Lottery drawing for ballot position. Thank you Election Program Manager and our Cybersecurity Specialist Bradley Beyer for organizing this detailed process. 

COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT 4

  • First on the Democratic ballot: Matt Coates (D)
  • Second on the Democratic ballot Jim Rogal (D)

COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT 8

  • First on the Republican ballot: Gary Stevens (Withdrawn)
  • Second on the Republican ballot: Vicki Schultz

COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT 9

  • First on the Republican ballot: Annette Fellows
  • Second on the Republican ballot: Susan Schafer

COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT 10

  • First on the Republican ballot: Chuck Erickson
  • Second on the Republican ballot: William C. Holditch

Election Lottery 2022 Primary

 L-R: Chuck Erickson, Deputy Clerk Deborah Hutchins and ISU Intern majoring in Political Science, Jackson Thiel.

Jan 09

Announcing 2022 Election Judge Training

Posted on January 9, 2022 at 9:29 PM by Robert Watson

All new and veteran judges are required by state statute to complete our training course. The 2022 elections are the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 28 and the General Election on Tuesday, November 8. We look forward to introducing you to our new election equipment which will continue to provide for the safety, security, and ease of use for our election process.

If you are interested in becoming an election judge, or continuing as an election judge, please visit our Election Training web page for more information and to register for training.

You must complete training to work the Primary or General Elections this year.

Jan 04

Introducing ES&S

Posted on January 4, 2022 at 10:21 PM by Robert Watson

We are happy to announce that the contract between the McLean County Clerk’s office and Election Systems and Software (ES&S) has been unanimously approved by the McLean County Board. McLean County election staff are moving forward with delivery of equipment and preparing for training over 500 election judges and staff ahead of the June 28, 2022 Primary election.


We’re proud to have the opportunity to partner with ES&S to further secure elections for the voters of McLean County and invite you to read the full article to learn more about ES&S.

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Dec 17

Announcement: Approval for Election Equipment Contract

Posted on December 17, 2021 at 9:11 AM by Robert Watson

At the McLean County Board meeting, Thursday, December 16, the County Board approved the request for purchase (RFP) of new election equipment by the McLean County Clerk’s office.

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Dec 17

Investing for the Integrity and Security of McLean County Elections

Posted on December 17, 2021 at 9:03 AM by Robert Watson

In 2021, the process of investing in new election equipment was a challenging and intense one but it had to be accomplished to further secure the integrity of our elections in McLean County. This article walks through the detailed process of selecting a vendor.

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