The below was sent by the local GOP, Democrats likely sent it out too. People who demand the law be followed are needed, BEC needs a watchdog.
Here is the news release from the BEC.
DATE: November 24, 2021
SUBJECT: Announcing commissioner position vacancy on the City of Bloomington Board of Election Commission
The Bloomington Board of Election Commissioners will have a commissioner position vacancy effective January 1, 2022.
All interested applicants should send a letter of interest to the City of Bloomington Board of Election Commissioners, c/o Judge Rebecca Foley, 104 W. Front Street, Bloomington, IL 61701. All letters must be postmarked by December 17, 2021 for consideration.
Qualifications to serve as a commissioner:
· Must be a resident of the State of Illinois for the last two years
· Must be a legally registered voter in the City of Bloomington
· Must be a person of well-known political convictions (verified by voting history)
· Must be a person of integrity and capacity
· Must not hold any other political office
· Must be available to attend board meetings, elections, and other necessary commission functions.
As both major political parties are currently represented on the board, this position may be filled by a person of any political affiliation. The charge of the Election Commission is to conduct elections in a fair, non-partisan manner. Please contact Executive Director Suzanne Fahnestock at 309-888-5136 with any questions about the position.
4 thoughts on “Since eliminating BEC isn’t on the ballot:”
Was one of the commissioners appointed the new director?
No idea, doesn’t sound legal
The whole vacancy was handled poorly and without transparency.
As for the requirement that the potential vacancy be filled by an individual “Must be a person of integrity and capacity” , can’t wait to see who the Dems attempt appoint… WILL be challenged publicly on those criteria ^-^
The BEC needs to be eliminated!! The BEC is a one-off and ineffective duplicate of services offered through the McLean County elections office.
The last time “eliminating the BEC” appeared on the ballot – the question was worded as a double negative and voters could not easily determine if yes meant yes or no.