DuPage voters favoring election commission consolidation

 
 
Updated 3/21/2018 6:06 AM

DuPage County voters appear to be signaling they want elections handled by the county clerk's office instead of by the separate election commission.

In unofficial totals with 100 percent of 930 precincts reporting, 76,887 voters, or about 56 percent, said the DuPage Election Commission should be consolidated into the DuPage County Clerk's office.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The question is nonbinding. But if it passes, county officials say they plan to use the favorable results to encourage legislators to change state law.

An amendment to a 1970s law that created the election commission would be the easiest way to merge the two governmental offices, officials say.

The county estimates a merger could save roughly $300,000 a year and the clerk's office could handle election duties.

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