Election Notice

Election Notice
Posted on 09/24/2018
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The Chester-East Lincoln CCSD #61 Board of Education voted on a resolution to elect board members at large without restriction by township of residence within the district which passed unanimously. Therefore, a public question will be on the November 6 ballot. The question will read, "Shall members of the Board of Education of Chester East Lincoln Community Consolidated School District No. 61, Logan and DeWitt Counties, Illinois, be elected at-large and without restriction by area of residence within the School District, rather than in accordance with 105 ILCS 5/10-10.5(a) for mandatory board representation?". If it passes, board members will be elected at-large without restriction by area of residence within the district.
Why are we doing this? Chester-East Lincoln CCSD #61 has struggled to find board members due to the limitation of board seats per township. By becoming an at-large district, it would allow the townships to no longer be an issue when filling the seats on the board. It would essentially mean anyone residing within the district boundaries would be eligible to be a board member regardless of the township in which they live.  
Please VOTE on November 6!