CHESTER AND RANDOLPH COUNTY
GENERAL ELECTION 

NOVEMBER 6">

CHESTER AND RANDOLPH COUNTY
GENERAL ELECTION 

NOVEMBER 6, 2012

Registered Voters: 21,863     Ballots Cast: 14,535

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

NOTICE
THE FAILURE TO VOTE THIS BALLOT MAY BE THE EQUIVALENT OF A NEGATIVE VOTE, BECAUSE A CONVENTION SHALL BE CALLED OR THE AMENDMENT SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE IF APPROVED BY EITHER THREE-FIFTHS OF THOSE VOTING ON THE QUESTION OR A MAJORITY OF THOSE VOTING IN THE ELECTION.
(THIS IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A DIRECTION THAT YOUR VOTE IS REQUIRED TO BE CAST EITHER IN FAVOR OF OR IN OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSITION HEREIN CONTAINED.)
WHETHER YOU VOTE THIS BALLOT OR NOT YOU MUST RETURN IT TO THE ELECTION JUDGE WHEN YOU LEAVE THE VOTING BOOTH."
CONSTITUTION BALLOT PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION

Explanation of Amendment
Upon approval by the voters, the proposed amendment, which takes effect on January 9, 2013, adds a new section to the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. The new section would require a three-fifths majority vote of each chamber of the General Assembly, or the governing body of a unit of local government, school district, or pension or retirement system, in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system. At the general election to be held on November 6, 2012, you will be called upon to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution.
If you believe the Illinois Constitution should be amended to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system, you should vote "YES" on the question. If you believe the Illinois Constitution should not be amended to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system, you should vote "NO" on the question. Three-fifths of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting in the election must vote "YES" in order for the amendment to become effective on January 9, 2013.
For the proposed addition of Section 5.1 to Article XIII of the Illinois Constitution.

YES
NO

Votes: 5,347
Votes: 6,579

FEDERAL

For President

Barack Obama (D)
Mitt Romney (R)
Gary Johnson (L)
Jill Stein (G)

Votes: 5,753
Votes: 8,284
Votes: 227
Votes: 116

CONGRESSIONAL

12th District US Congressional District

William Enyart (D)
Jason Plummer (R)
Paula Bradshaw (G)

Votes: 6,527
Votes: 7,078
Votes: 610

REPRESENATIVE

58th District State Senator of Illinois

Michael Bigler (D)
David Luechtefeld (R)

Votes: 4,677
Votes: 9,556

REPRESENATIVE

116th District State Representative of Illinois

Jerry Costello II (D)
Julie Bigham Eggers (R)

Votes: 9,270
Votes: 4,995

COUNTY OF RANDOLPH
County Clerk Sherry Johnson (D)
Kevin C. Wilson (R)
Votes: 8,303
Votes: 5,779
States Attorney Jeremy R. Walker (D)
David H. Friess (R)
Votes: 7,898
Votes: 6,247
County Coroner Randy W. Dudenbostel (D)
Tonia Heinemeyer (R)
Votes: 9,710
Votes: 4,348
County Commissioner Michael J. Armstrong (D)
Marc Kiehna (R)
Votes: 6,572
Votes: 7,437
JUDICIAL BALLOT
Judge of the Appellate Court
Fifth Judicial District
(To fill the vacancy of the
Hon. James K. Donovan)
Judy Cates (D)
Stephen McGlynn (R)
Votes: 7,282
Votes: 6,383
Judge of the Appellate Court
Twentieth Judicial District
(To fill the vacancy of the
Hon. Michael J. O'Malley
Vincent Lopinot (D)
Ronald Duebbert (R)
Votes: 6,290
Votes: 7,071
Judge of the Appellate Court
Twentieth Judicial District
(To fill the vacancy of the
Hon. Milton S. Wharton)
Zina R. Cruse (D)
Laninya A. Cason (R)
Votes: 6,955
Votes: 6,374
"Vote on the Proposition with respect to all or any of the Judges listed on this ballot. No Judge listed is running against any other Judge. The sole question is whether each Judge shall be retained in his present office."
SHALL EACH OF THE PERSONS LISTED BE RETAINED IN OFFICE AS JUDGE OF THE APPELLATE COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT?
Melissa Ann Chapman YES: 9,447
NO: 3,445
SHALL EACH OF THE PERSON LISTED BE RETAINED IN OFFICE AS JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, TWENTIETH JUDICIAL COURT? Jan Fiss YES: 9,366
NO: 3,433
RANDOLPH COUNTY ADVISORY QUESTION
Shall any individual who is not prohibited from possessing firearms under the law be allowed to conceal, possess, carry and or transport firearms in any manner free from infringement. Yes:
No:
Votes: 10,071
Votes: 3,319
EDEN PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT
A proposition to dissolve the water district Yes:
No:
Votes: 100
Votes: 20
PROPOSITION ON ELECTRICITY AGGREGATION
Village of Steeleville Yes:
No:
Votes: 705
Votes: 336
Village of Coulterville Yes:
No:
Votes: 233
Votes: 134
City of Chester Yes:
No:
Votes: 1,410
Votes: 569
City of Sparta Yes:
No:
Votes: 1,026
Votes: 752