McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio
Monday marked the last day for candidates and parties to file for vacant ballot spots that did not see anybody nominated during the primary.
McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio on his office's priorities: "While we can’t control what happens on a federal level, I know we can continue to deliver elections that the people of our county can trust." Read Tirio's full election questionnaire here.
Voting information cards with new polling locations went out before the McHenry County Board voted on the changes
The McHenry County clerk did not have the authority to throw out a McHenry Township ballot question, Illinois Supreme Court said in a decision Wednesday.
McHenry County’s elections this year will include new processes – including hand counts of randomly selected races – which officials hope will improve both election integrity and voters’ confidence in the system, the County Clerk’s Office said.
McHenry County political candidates lined up Monday morning outside the county clerk’s office for their chance to have their name first on the ballot, as part of the tradition tied to the first day of election filing.
Democrats have criticized the maps for cutting up neighborhoods, saying that could confuse voters about where they should go vote
“When you look at the maps as were initially contrived and now this one, the concerns we presented to the County Board are not addressed,” the chair of the Democratic Party of McHenry County said.
A presidential visit, a double homicide in Algonquin and an ‘American Idol’ semi-finalist all made headlines in McHenry County this past year.
Democratic leaders said the map making process lacked transparency after it was unveiled Thursday ahead of Tuesday's vote
"We cannot afford to have doubts about the way our elections are conducted and managed, but those doubts have begun to creep into McHenry County’s elections," Mahady said