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Shelbyville Township Electoral Board Cancels Meeting –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On December 28, 2016

Shelbyville, IL. (ECWd) –

On our way to Chatham, Illinois for their city council meeting, we stopped off at the Shelbyville Township Electoral Board Meeting where they were to discuss a petition objection.

On our arrival, we noticed there was neither a Notice nor an Agenda posted as required under Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Once the meeting was called to order, we informed the board of their failure to place the Notice and Agenda for public viewing 48 hours prior to the meeting.

On being notified of the alleged violations of the OMA, they did the right thing and canceled the meeting.

This shows what should happen when proper notice is not given, the opposite of the unprofessional conduct of the Bloomington Election Commission and their attorney, who have multiple previous violations of the OMA and don’t seem to care about it (see our previous articles on them here, here, and here). Maybe they could get a lesson from the Shelbyville Township Electoral Board on proper conduct.

We understand another meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. for review the objection.

Video of this meeting is below:

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