When I went to bed at 4:30 AM, there were precinct results posted for 144 out of 212 precincts.
Now, there are precinct results for 144 out of 212 precincts.
I called the Clerk’s Office.
The first time, calling “registration,” the only election-related choice, I got Yolanda’s answering service.
The second time, I pressed the something other button.
After 57 rings, the phone was answered.
Mary McClellan was “not available.”
I was transferred to Linda.
I pointed out that no new results had been posted in almost six hours and asked when other votes might be put up.
“I can’t tell you that.”
I pointed out that all of the Republican Precinct Committeeman results are available on-line and told her I could not understand how they could be up, but the candidate votes from the same precincts were not.
“I can tell you they are working on it,” she said.
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Billy Bob observed under this article:
I voted for Joe Tirio, but I am having real second thoughts about his plan to have the McHenry County Clerk take over the duties of the McHenry County Recorder of Deeds.
Mary McClellan obviously cannot handle the current responsibilities of her job.
Her head might explode if she were asked to do more.
Cautious Voter left this comment:
Simple, someone else to run for Clerk.
It appears we have gotten rid of Miller on the County Board.
Now, we need to replace McClellan.
It was not directly her fault that some of the electronic poll books did not work but it is her fault for not having proper backup plans in place.
What if we had a catastrophic power failure?
I worked on computer systems for years.
I installed many NEW and modified systems.
I was a beta tester for IBM software.
We NEVER installed any new process or system without a backup plan if anything went wrong.
Yesterday’s fiasco was due to sheer lack of proper implementation of a new system.
I am also told that the phone number provided for the judges to report problems was not correct.