Elections / Government / Politics

Tribune: Broadview Term Limit Referendum Results On Hold Pending Supreme Court Decision

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Friday, November 11, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Residents of Broadview may still be wondering about the results of a referendum they voted on regarding mayoral term limits. Visit the Cook County Clerk’s website to search the results of the ballot question and you’ll ultimately see this:

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The Cook County Record reported on Nov. 7 that a Chicago appeals panel, by a 2-1 vote, ruled that Broadview residents can vote on a binding ballot referendum on mayoral term limits.

The referendum reads:

“Shall the terms of office for those persons elected to the office of Village President in the Village of Broadview, at the April 4, 2017 consolidated election, and at each election for said office thereafter, be limited such that no person shall be eligible to seek election to or hold the office of Village President where that person has been previously elected to the office of Village President of the Village of Broadview for two (2) consecutive full four (4) year terms?”

The results of the ballot measure, however, still haven’t been released, since the Illinois Supreme Court hasn’t decided on whether the question is valid.

The Chicago Tribune reported on Nov. 10 that Broadview’s mayor, Sherman Jones, noted that the ballot measure is designed to get rid of him due to his opposition of a strip club.

Jones, who is approaching the end of his second term in office, could be prohibited from seeking a third term in the April 4, 2017 elections if the referendum passes.

According to the Tribune, “If the higher court agrees the question is valid, the election results will become public. If not, voters will not see the results.”

To read the complete Tribune report, click here. VFP

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