Message of the Day – Trash Cans

McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield must feel that votes in her district’s precinct at Indian Prairie School ended up in the trash can. Two precincts vote there. One from State Rep. David McSweeny’s district; the other one from the … Continue reading

Aavang, McCann Township Consolidation Votes Ruled Invalid, But Motion to Kill Stands

On October 6, 2015, the McHenry County the McHenry County Board voted down proposals to allow citizens to vote on whether they wanted to consolidate various townships. The vote was defeated 9-13. In early December, Wonder Lake’s Bob Anderson filed … Continue reading

17% Voter Turnout for McHenry County Primary Election Pathetic

The voter turnout figures for McHenry County’s March 18, 2014, Primary Election are below. Let’s look at those precincts and see where 25% or more of the voters turned out. 40.2% – Grafton 15 (Margo Bunda ran uncontested for committeeman, … Continue reading

McHenry County Townships’ Population & Voter Stats

After reading about State Rep. David McSweeney’s bill to freeze the amount of money that the Town Funds of township government can get for one year, a friend of McHenry County Blog did some research on population and voting information … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Vote

From the Way Back Machine comes a 1968 envelope and real estate tax bill that I mailed in 1968 when I was McHenry County Treasurer. Next to the six cent metered postage is the following message: Here’s what the envelop … Continue reading

Early Votes in McHenry County

Here’s the report from McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz: As of the close of voting [Saturday] there have been 3702 absentee ballots applied for. Of these 2770 were early voters. February 2010 3233 total absentee—2409 early voters February 2008 6235 … Continue reading

Engaging the Chicago Board of Elections on Ballot Security

Barrington Hills resident Sharon Meroni has made ballot integrity a major goal in her life. Colleague Steve Boulton attended her presentation to the Chicago Board of Elections and wrote the following article, reprinted here with permission of the author Defend … Continue reading

Chicago Board of Elections Security Found “Wholly Inadequate”

A press release from Defend the Vote: AUDIT REPORT PEER REVIEWED AND PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL SECURITY DOWNLOAD THE EXPLOSIVE REPORTĀ  How difficult is it for the dead to vote in Illinois? Defend the Vote tested this question … Continue reading