PEORIA, IL -- From a news release:
Public invited to League of Women Voters Committee meeting to hear County Auditors of the present, the past, and those seeking election share what they think about the referendum on the Peoria County ballot to change the Auditor's position from elected to appointed.
League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria is looking at this issue to determine if we: support, oppose, or stay neutral on this referendum.
Approved ballot language: "Shall the elected Office of the Peoria County auditor be eliminated, effective December 1, 2018, and replaced with a professional County Auditor qualified and appointed by the County Board with a 5-year term during which such appointed County Auditor can only be removed from office for malfeasance or official misconduct? 'yes' or 'no' "
Thursday January 11 at 10:30am
Peoria Public Library Main Library at 107 NE Monroe, second floor, Monroe room
We anticipate similarly, that Tazewell County may have a referendum on the November 2018 ballot.
Confirmed to attend: Kent Rotherham, Shelly Hranka, Carol Van Winkle, Steve Sonnemaker, and (invited) candidates running for the office.
The County Auditor position is not constitutionally required office. Of the 102 counties in Illinois, twenty meet the population requirement to have the elected position. Of those, three do not have elected County Auditors.
The League is a non-partisan, issues-oriented, volunteer, member-directed organization committed to open, responsive and effective government brought about by informed, involved citizens with membership open to both men and women in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties. For more information, go to www.lwvgp.org.