A referendum question will be included on the November 8, 2022 ballot asking voters of the Village of Campton Hills to vote whether the Village Clerk shall be an appointed or an elected position.
The Village Clerk is currently an elected position responsible for calling the roll during public meetings, taking minutes at the Village Board and Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals meetings, overseeing the local election process, signing Village documents, and administering oaths of office for Village officials. The Village Clerk does not vote during board meetings and is not a policy-making member of the Village Board.
What does it mean if I vote yes?
Voting yes to the referendum question indicates your preference for the Village Clerk to be appointed by the Village President with the concurrence of the Board. The appointed Village Clerk would be a Village staff member that has the technical training to perform the duties of Village Clerk. The Village would consider individuals for the position based on qualifications and abilities. The person in this position must be able to take minutes, have knowledge of state laws regarding record keeping and be familiar with the processes and procedures in the Village.
What does it mean if I vote no?
Voting no would indicate your preference for the position to be elected. In this case, a candidate would need to run for the position in April of 2023 and be successfully elected to the office. The requirements for someone to become an elected Village Clerk include being a Campton Hills resident, filing a petition packet to appear on the ballot, and receiving the majority vote. There is no requirement for relevant expertise.
Local communities who have appointed Village Clerks include Burlington, Elburn, Gilberts, Hampshire, Lily Lake, Maple Park, Pingree Grove, Sugar Grove