The DuPage County Board voted on Jan. 15 to officially dissolve the DuPage Election Commission into the County Clerk’s Office, completing a multi-year process to consolidate the sixth unit of government under the County’s ACT Initiative. The action comes as a result of the enactment of Public Act 100-0628, which was passed by the General Assembly in May 2018 and signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner in July 2018.

“Today marks the conclusion of our efforts to bring greater oversight to the Election Commission and the election process by folding its operations into the County Clerk’s Office,” said County Board Chairman Dan Cronin. “The Election Commission staff performed admirably during the latest election, and we have faith the transition to the Clerk will be a smooth process.”

DuPage County began soliciting public input on the proposed consolidation of the DuPage Election Commission in 2017. In March 2018, a majority of DuPage County voters said they were in favor of consolidating the Election Commission into the Clerk’s Office.

Through this merger, DuPage County taxpayers can expect the County to save at least $300,000 annually. The County Board approved the consolidation by a vote of 11-7.

 

 

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