IMG 0098RSSPRINGFIELD – Villa Park Democrat Tom Cullerton is working to ensure government in DuPage County is as efficient as possible and no bigger than necessary.

According to DuPage County, Cullerton’s House Bill 5123 would help create at least $300,000 a year in taxpayer savings by allowing the county to merge its county board of election commissioners with the county clerk’s office.

“Eliminating redundant functions of government saves valuable tax dollars and leads to lower property tax bills,” Cullerton said. “This measure will empower the people of DuPage County to make active decisions on how government will work for them. This is a win for everyone involved.”

The bill would require an ordinance or resolution from the county board to dissolve a county board of election commissioners. Most election authorities are run through the county clerk’s office and DuPage is one of only two counties in Illinois that currently has a board of election commissioners at the county level. 

Cullerton said the DuPage County Election Commission has had issues the last few elections which increases the need for the measure.

House Bill 5123 is a measure supported by the DuPage County Board, Better Government Association, Metropolitan Planning Council and the city of Aurora.

“Senator Tom Cullerton has been a leader on consolidation issues that have saved the taxpayers of DuPage County millions," said Dan Cronin, Chairman of the DuPage County Board.

In March, voters in DuPage approved a nonbinding referendum, with 56 percent, to merge the DuPage County Election Commission with the DuPage County Clerk's Office.

House Bill 5123 passed the Senate’s Executive Committee with bipartisan support and now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

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