Public comments needed – $10 million Election Equipment.

This Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021, 10 am,  the DuPage County Board has on their agenda the approval of $10 million to buy new vote counting equipment.  Have the county board members had a chance to properly review the proposal? Are they aware that the equipment that they plan to buy does not meet the certification required of the RFP?  See: Op-ed: There are ‘concerns’ with DuPage County’s planned voting system purchase  $10,000,000 will be devastating if the machines cannot be certified. 

We know the reason given for needing new machines is that the existing ones are “old” and no longer supported.  But, I wonder why they could not be used for the primary (which has been moved from March to June). if new, certified equipment cannot be found, would it be possible to hire enough people to hand count the low-turn-out primary ballots?

You can submit public comments in person by attending the meeting or electronically by going to https://dupageco.org/ and clicking on “Meeting Public Comment Form” in the left column.

This item is on the agenda under “9. Finance B… B.            FI-P-0347-21 : Recommendation for the approval of a contract to Hart InterCivic, for the purchase of a voting equipment system and services license maintenance, for the DuPage County Clerk – Election Division, for the period September 14, 2021 through November 30, 2031, for a contract total amount of $10,641,635.98, per RFP #21-052-CC.”

The goal for all Election Authorities should be “Easy to vote, but hard to cheat.”  How does the equipment and their processes achieve this goal?

As I find out more, I will post more – watch this site.

Your Property taxes are about to go up, unless the community speaks-up

Did you vote for this? Are you even aware of it? It was barely covered in the news.

If you want to help STOP this new tax, come to Milton Township’s Special Township Board Meeting

  • Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
  • 6:15 P.M.
  • Board Room, Milton Township Hall
  • 1492 N. Main Street, Wheaton, Illinois 60187

A NEW TAX was on the Milton Township April 6 Ballot:

Shall Milton Township establish and maintain community mental health facilities and services including services for the person with a developmental disability or substance disorder and levy, therefore, an annual tax of not to exceed .15%?

A flyer that was distributed prior to the election gave the following reasons to vote “NO”:

Continue reading “Your Property taxes are about to go up, unless the community speaks-up”

DuPage Rain Tax

On Aug 13, 2013 Governor Quinn signed HB1522, allowing DuPage County to enact a stormwater “utility fee” on all properties in the county. The fees, if enacted by the county, will have an adverse impact on property rights as well as being one more mandatory expense, with no guaranty of alleviating flooding.

  • Fees would be placed on ALL properties in DuPage County including homes, businesses, schools, churches and the forest preserves.
  • The fee-waiver system is designed to push property owners into installing and maintaining expensive green infrastructure on their property.  Once installed, unelected county staff will have control of it and your property.
  • Administering the new fee-waiver program will greatly increase the cost of storm water management.
  • Granting fee-waivers could open the door for corruption.
  • This new fee could be the largest tax increase in DuPage County history. Continue reading “DuPage Rain Tax”