Discovery recounts scheduled

May 6, 2009
Press Release

Ten candidates who were within five percent of winning their contest in the April 7, 2009 Consolidated Election have requested discovery recounts of the election results.

The discovery recount allows a losing candidate to petition the Clerk’s office to recount the ballots in up to 25 percent of the precincts within the relevant jurisdiction.

For example, in a race with three trustee vacancies, if the third place candidate received 100 votes and the candidate in fourth place received 96, the candidate in fourth place has the right to a discovery recount. If that candidate received only 94 votes, he or she would have no statutory right to a discovery recount.

The request must list the precincts the petitioner wishes to have recounted and include a payment of $10 per precinct. The deadline to request a discovery recount was May 4.


Tuesday, May 12, 9 a.m.
Broadview Village Clerk
Petitioner: Donna Barber

Wednesday, May 13, 9 a.m.
Franklin Park Village Trustee
Petitioner: Gregory P. Fisher

Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m.
School District 81, unexpired 2-year term
Petitioner: Robert E. Pritz

Friday, May 15, 9 a.m.
Hazel Crest Mayor
Petitioner: Vernard L. Alsberry, Jr.
Hazel Crest Park District
Petitioner: LaShaun Tate
Hazel Crest Village Trustee
Petitioner: Jane P. Brown

Monday, May 18, 9 a.m.
Berwyn Township Trustee
Petitioner: James F. Cervantes

Tuesday, May 19, 9 a.m.
Village of Lynwood home rule referendum question
Petitioner: Richard Stephens
City of Berwyn Alderman, Ward 8
Petitioner: Joel Erickson

Wednesday, May 20, 9 a.m.
Palos Heights City Clerk
Petitioner: Colleen Mannix-Devine

Discovery recounts are open to the public.