The League of Women Voters of DeKalb County (LWVDC) and Northern Illinois University’s All in Democracy Challenge will host a virtual town hall meeting with DeKalb County Clerk Doug Johnson tonight (09/08/2020).
The primary reason for this virtual event is to question Doug Johnson on hoe the County Clerk’s office will regulate and control the mail-in process.
In a telephone interview with Johnson, he assured the DeKalb voters that his office was going to be professional, safe, secure, fair, and most of all accessible to those in the county.
“Our office is striving to make the mail-in process as smooth as possible while keeping with the federal and state requirements”, said Johnson. “We have had over 11,000 requests for mail-in ballots. It is important for people to know when you request a mail-in ballot, this is ‘your official’ ballot and you can’t change your mind and vote in person without returning in your mail-in ballot.”
“We are concerned that some people (mostly students) may request a mail-in ballot while already receiving a ballot from another source (student’s hometown)”, Johnson commented.
Johnson confirmed that his office has requested information from the DeKalb State’s Attorney’s office on what actions can be taken when people commit voter fraud.
The meeting will be via Zoom from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. The link is http://bit.ly/DeKalbTownHall or viewers can call into the meeting at 312-626-6799.