Cook County Board Finance Committee Budget Hearings on 2020 Cook County Budget
The Finance Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners will be holding Budget Hearings with the various departments and elected officials of the county on the 2020 Proposed Executive Budget in the County Board Room on October 28, 29, 30 and Nov. 4.
Public hearings on the budget are also being held at 6:30 pm on October 28 at the Skokie Court House, at 6:30 pm on October 30 at the Maywood Court House; 10:30 am on November 4 in the Cook County Board Room; and at 6:30 pm on November 4 at the Markham Court House.
LWVCC will also be observing the hearings and will post Observer Reports HEREwhen they are available.
New Voting Equipment for Cook County Elections Paper Ballots for all Votes
Members of the LWVCC Voter Services Committee met with Edmund Michalowski, Cook County Deputy Clerk of Elections on October 15 to see the new equipment that will be used throughout suburban Cook County and Chicago starting with the March Primary. After the voter uses the touch screen to make the choices for each office, the touch screen will print out a marked ballot for the voter to check and then insert into a scanner. Voters who mark paper ballots will use this same scanner to record their votes.
Rahul Patel, Elections Information Security Officer for both the Chicago Board of Elections and the Cook County Clerk’s Office, also met with the group to discuss the security in place to insure the integrity of the elections. Having paper ballots for all votes is one way to ensure the integrity of the election.