SHAKMAN COMPLIANCE November 14, 2019 - Letters with suggested questions were sent to the members of the Litigation Subcommittee of the Cook County Board to utilize during their November 19, 2019 meeting on the status of the offices of the Assessor, Clerk of the Court, and Recorder of Deeds coming into substantial compliance with the requirements of the Shakman case. (Cook County Board Agenda Item 19-6671, the Shakman Compliance Officers Quarterly Update) The Questions can be viewed here
2020 COOK COUNTY BUDGET October 24, 2019 - Questions were submitted to the Cook County Board Finance Committee to ask during the departmental budget hearings on the Proposed 2020 Cook County Budget. The questions can be viewed here. Letters in response to the questions are posted on the Cook County Board Legistar Meeting Schedule as attachments to the Meeting Details for the Departmental BudgetHearings.Available HERE.
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.