The Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners met on March 11, with Dr. Arun Pinto absent and Marl Ketterer attending by phone.
The canvas for the primary election was to be signed later that day. There was a 15.57% turnout for that election, with 40% voting early, either in person or by mail. With a two vote difference in the election for Township Supervisor, there could be a discovery recount. Frank Abdnour has five days from March 16, to ask for up to 25% of 88 precincts to be recounted. If discovery shows a discrepancy, then his campaign can go to court.
In the report of Director Tom Bride on the April 6 general election, he said that 71 ballots have been mailed to county residents and 2000 will need to be sent to city residents. There are 306 different ballot styles in the County.
Staff will be setting up polling places on the Monday before the election, as they did during the primary. This helped things go more smoothly on election day. They have started seeing problems with the sixteen year old election machines.
Canvas will be held on April 21.
Irene Pritzker, Observer
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