Last Minute Agenda Change to Make Primary Election Valid
As reported earlier, state law requires the County Board to approve changes in polling places.
McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan, an attorney running for Circuit Judge, however, apparently failed to figure that out.
Reasons the General Assembly might have enacted that law could include that County Board members might object to making people drive six or more miles to vote. That was the case during previous elections.
I know I heard such a complaint from a veteran Republican Precinct Committeeman over the past few months.
In any event, it is obvious that the legislature did not desire to give dictatorial power to a
County Clerk to select polling places.
Now comes Board Chairman Jack Franks to the rescue.
At 3:53 Friday afternoon, Monday’s County Board agenda was changed to add
“Resolution ratifying the 2018 Primary Election polling locations.”