The Aurora Election Commission could cease existence by as early as the middle of May. A planned appearance on May 15 by all parties involved before 16th Circuit Court Judge David Akemann could result in Akemann entering an order confirming the results of the March primary referendum in which Aurorans voted to eliminate the commission. If he enters that order, the Election Commission would have 24 hours to dissolve. As it is, Election Commission representatives have been working with people from the Kane County Clerk’s Office and the city of Aurora to take care of things before the commission ceases operations. All parties involved met before Akemann last week for a status update.
“Everyone’s working cordially together,” said Ross Secler, of Odelson Sterk, Ltd., of Evergreen Park, the firm hired by the city to represent its interests in the dissolution. “It’s been professional. Everyone knows the job they have to do.”
One of the main jobs is to make sure all voter registrations are transferred from the commission to the county clerks offices in Kane, Kendall and Will counties, which will be handling elections in Aurora from now on. The DuPage Election Commission has already been handling election in Aurora from thay county.