Update: The Town of Normal can not pay staff to review the signatures, that would be electioneering and illegal!
Close to 2200 signatures will be submitted to the Town of Normal this afternoon. Signing the petition only gets a Yes or No question on the November ballot.
Next the real fun starts! Let’s see who is going to stop at nothing to keep voters from choosing their own government.
The fight has already started. The Town Clerk gets to decide the date where the number of registered voters is derived. The Town is threatening to use a two year old number insteads of the current number. Registered voters two years ago was around 3500 higher than now.
That’s hilarious since those 3500 people aren’t here to sign petitions!
I doubt a court would side with them when the voters no longer exist. Remember Normal is a college town? Not everybody stays where they registered two years ago.
Regardless of the number I’m told the group that collected signatures have enough verified registered voters to survive a challenge.
How much time will Normal staff waste trying to eliminate signatures? The citizens of Normal should email their elected At-Large Trustees and tell them to direct their employee Pam Reece to stop wasting time. Address:
(Your email will prove why Districts are needed)
See this website if you have questions: https://betternormal-il.com/