State of Illinois underfunds election
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thousands of election judges are hired each election to open and close the polls and to ensure the smooth operation of an election; State has shorted the fund by $2.5 million
Here’s a new twist to Illinois’ ongoing budget woes: The same politicians who are running around looking for your vote failed to actually pony up enough money to fully pay for the election.
According to state and local election regulators, the state budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 shorted the fund that pays for local election judges by about $2.5 million.
While the shortfall is not expected to interfere with the Nov. 6 balloting, it could mean the state’s 102 counties will have to cover the difference if the state doesn’t come through with additional cash.