New Precinct Maps Postponed for DuPage County

At an Emergency Meeting on Friday, January 14th, 2022, the DuPage County Board voted down the proposed new precinct maps that were created by the DuPage County Clerk’s Office for all nine DuPage Townships.

The IL State Legislature voted into law on November 15, 2021, that all Illinois County Boards were to reduce the number of precincts, per township, by midnight, Saturday, January 15, 2022.

However, the DuPage County Board voted not to approve and implement the proposed maps that would’ve reduced the DuPage number from the current from 930 to 661 precincts. All Townships will now remain with the current precinct configurations through the General Election in November, 2022.

Addison Township currently has 69 precincts. During the primaries every other year, each precinct holds an election for both a Democratic and a Republican Precinct Committeeperson.

A Precinct Committeeperson (PC) is the neighborhood representative of the Democratic Party in Addison Township. PCs are critical to ensuring strong, local support for Democratic candidates, issues, and initiatives. Any registered Democrat is eligible to be a PC in their home precinct, so ATDO is encouraging all interested to either run as a PC in your own precinct, or become an ‘Appointed PC’ to cover any precincts that do not have an Elected PC if someone else is already elected in your precinct.

ATDO will be scheduling meetings over the next few weeks for all members to understand which Precincts they are assigned to as well as determine who is interested in running to be an ‘Elected PC’. All PC Candidates have to get their own petition signed by at least 7 other people in your precinct by March 7th, so now is the time to GET INVOLVED to serve your immediate neighborhood!

Interested in representing your neighborhood? Good for you!

For more information on becoming a PC, contact ATDO leadership via the Become a PC page.

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