June 13, 2017 - The Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 13. For the first time, Chief Judge Paul Gilfillin sat in on the meeting. The Board approved training for both Director Tom Bride and his assistant Elizabeth Gannon. Tom will be attending an Annual Conference where he will gain recertification. Elizabeth will receive four days of training on new software.
The Governor has indicated that he will sign automatic registration into law (he had not yet as of this writing). Tom Bride is looking forward to receiving registrations electronically instead of on paper. This will lead to cheaper processing and fewer errors, omissions, etc.
Although the rent on the Brandywine property has increased from $3,000 to $3,075 per month, the contract with Dewberry is ready to be signed. This is pending the acceptance of the asbestos removal and anything else that the landlord was to repair.
Tom will be preparing a budget to send to the County Board by August, as per the intergovernmental agreement. He is also looking to compare election costs before and after consolidation.
-- Observer Irene Pritzker
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