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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

DuPage County Board Approves Three Referendum Questions for November Ballot

The DuPage County Board voted Tuesday to put three referendum questions on the November 2020 General Election ballot.

Two questions seek the voters’ opinion on law enforcement issues: The first asks about funding for law enforcement while the second asks about law enforcement training methods. The third question asks voters about whether the County should stockpile personal protective equipment to protect against a further outbreak of COVID-19.

“Residents have expressed a great deal of interest in these topics in recent months. Voters will share their opinions about public safety, weighing in on questions of public safety and actions we take to ensure the public health.  Residents will provide us important feedback as we continue to work through the challenges presented by these unprecedented times,” said Chairman Dan Cronin.

The referendum questions will appear on the ballot as follows:

  • “Shall DuPage County continue to consider financial support of law enforcement and public safety its top budgeting priority?”
  • In order to fight the spread of COVID-19, shall DuPage County obtain a stockpile of personal protective equipment for distribution to nursing homes, first responders, health care providers, and at risk communities who are not otherwise able to obtain personal protective equipment?”
  • “Shall DuPage County continue to fund and support training methods that decrease the risk of injury to officers and suspects for local law enforcement agencies?”

The 2020 General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.