The Republican Parties in all of the five largest townships in McHenry County seem to have decided or soon will decide to hold primary elections in February, rather than hold caucuses.
Those five are
Paperwork apparently has to be filed first with a local township official, who is supposed to forward it to the McHenry County Clerk’s Office.
According to the County Clerk’s Office as of mid-Friday afternoon, none of the five has jumped through all of the loops yet.
Salaries have to be set prior to the election, before November 21st, according to Algonquin Supervisor Dianne Klemm.
The legislative intent for the law was so that those running would know what they would be paid, plus, if someone won a primary that the incumbents didn’t like, they couldn’t cut the salary.
Unfortunately, the Township Central commitees have until November 15 to file the paperwork. Interesting that Algonquin Township has yet to have its paperwork filed, given they decided back in April to go with a primary.
So who decides the township salaries?
The township boards make that decision.