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We, the undersigned voters in Kane County (Illinois), believe that the recent actions of the County Clerk's Office disenfranchise the 13,533 voters who approved the Elgin and Dundee Townships mental health referenda on March 17, 2020. 

Furthermore:

  • We believe that the Clerk's Office failed to provide local and county officials in Kane County an essential public service by verifying that referenda language put forth to voters would meet the Clerk's Office criteria for tax levies. As a result, litigation between the two townships and the Clerk's Office will occur at the expense of taxpayers.
  • We believe that the Clerk's Office has been disingenuous with voters and local government officials by certifying results of a proposition and then nullifying these same results by not executing related tax levies.
  • We believe that the Clerk's Office, having experienced a similar lawsuit related to referenda and property tax levies, should have review procedures in place to prevent administrative barriers from enacting the wishes of voters. 

We implore the Kane County Board to seek appropriate remedy for the breach of trust that now exists between the Clerk's Office and Kane County voters.

To begin rebuilding trust with the voters, we ask that the Board request that the Clerk’s Office send letters by June 30, 2021 to all registered voters and taxpayers in Elgin and Dundee Township articulating the specific objections and legal implications in the referenda language used. Additionally, we request that the letter be posted on the County Clerk's website through December 31, 2021 as a source of information for all Kane County voters.