Noet that the electronic voting machine did not record the votes of two Crystal Lake members voting against Chairman Jack Franks’ wishes. Votes from both Jim Heisler and Donna Kurtz were not recorded by the expensive machine, which was purchased without County Board permission.
Above is one of the votes taken electronically at Thursday’s McHenry County Board Committee of the Whole meeting.
A technician tried to fix the problem for Jim Heisler, but failed.
At least two times, the tote board did not show Jim Heisler’s vote.
Donna Kurtz could not get her voting switch to work either.
One member suggested the meeting could have been over a half an hour earlier had oral roll calls been conducted.
Jack Franks has the same advantage over ordinary members that House Speaker Mike Madigan has in Springfield. He can see how a vote is progressing. At least in Springfield, House members can see how people are voting before the tally is taken.
And, Jack Franks would not have know who was voting how before each vote was cast, as he can with the current system.