- Published: Friday, February 17, 2017 01:31 PM
VILLA PARK- DuPage County will now be able to honor a series of voter referendums from the November 2016 election.
Villa Park Democrat State Senator Tom Cullerton’s law to correct a mistake made by the DuPage County Election Commission last fall was signed into law today.
“The referendums passed with overwhelming support,” Cullerton said. “This is a small step to guarantee the will of the people is the law of the land.”
State law currently requires notice to be published no more than 30 days and not less than 10 days before an election. However, the notice was published in the local papers 33 days in advance due to a clerical error made by the election commission.
“This is a one-time deal to avoid costly litigation,” Cullerton said. “Voters voiced their opinions in good faith, now it is time to abide by their wishes.”
This law is a one-time correction that only applies to DuPage County for the November 2016 elections.
Senate Bill 3319 passed the Senate and House with bipartisan support.