2 thrown off ballot in South Elgin

Updated 1/14/2019 5:37 PM

Two candidates running for the South Elgin village board were thrown off the ballot, leaving an uncontested race for three seats.

An electoral board unanimously ruled Monday in favor of resident Paula Trigger, who filed objections against the nominating papers for candidates Shane Hamilton and Bill DiFulvio, saying they listed village hall's address as their own residence, Village Clerk Margo Gray said.


Trustees Scott Richmond, Lisa Guess and Mike Kolodziej also are running for three seats open in the April 2 election.

The electoral board comprised of Gray, Village President Steve Ward and Scott Erdman, an election law attorney in Chicago appointed to the panel by the acting chief judge in Kane County. Typically the most senior member of the board not running for office serves on the panel, but Trustee John Sweet recused himself, Gray said.

Attorney Jeff Meyer, who represented Hamilton and DiFulvio, said he disagrees with the decision.

"On each and every single sheet of their nominating papers their proper address is listed. It's just not at the heading," he said. "The standard should be reviewing the nominating papers as a whole as they were filed. I cited six or seven cases including from the state appellate court and other electoral board decisions."

Hamilton and DiFulvio can file an appeal with the Kane Count circuit court.

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