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Kane County Clerk's Office helps streamline election law

Kane County Clerk John Cunningham
Kane County Clerk John Cunningham

GENEVA – Cost-saving legislation related to Illinois elections has been signed into law, Kane County Clerk John Cunningham announced.

The law amends the Illinois Election Code to permit counties to run their elections more efficiently and use a more reasonable number of election judges in polling places in the upcoming March 2018 election, a news release stated.

“I am proud that this new law has the potential to save thousands of dollars for Kane County taxpayers without negatively impacting the voting experience or significantly increasing the amount of time spent by voters at polling places on Election Day,” Cunningham said in the release.

Cunningham and his staff worked with legislators on both sides of the aisle in Kane County and throughout the state to introduce, sponsor and support the bipartisan legislation, the release stated.

The clerk’s office offered testimony and support of the bill in the Illinois General Assembly, the release stated.

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