Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman

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As top national security officials point to Russian and Iranian meddling in the upcoming general election, Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman is working to reassure voters their ballots are safe.

During a news conference Thursday outside the Tazewell County Courthouse in Pekin, Ackerman said his office fielded numerous calls from concerned residents after the reports of foreign interference spread.

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More voters than ever before in Peoria and Tazewell counties are choosing to cast their ballots before Election Day, leading to some long lines at polling locations.

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A letter sent by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office is forcing local election officials to reassure citizens that they are not required to vote by mail for the November election.

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If you've voted in a recent election, you may have received a vote-by-mail application in the mail recently.

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Tazewell County election authorities are taking extra steps to ensure all voters can cast a ballot, despite challenges posed by the coronavirus.

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Local election authorities are reminding people that voting by mail is an option as fears about the coronavirus, the flu, and other illnesses dominate the headlines in the lead-up to March 17's primary.

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The Tazewell County Board reconsidered its vote not to censure county clerk John Ackerman last month, and voted almost unanimously to reprimand him over employee pay raises.

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Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman narrowly dodged a formal county board censure last night.

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The Tazewell County Board is in a furor after County Clerk John Ackerman gave his employees raises after the board approved a budget next year. 

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Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman says Illinois is at the forefront of election security following the 2016 elections. 

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A newly signed law will allow Illinois county clerks to unseal military discharge papers after 62 years. 

Concerns have been raised about election hacking in the wake of the 2016 elections. As the next presidential race approaches, Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman said there’s no need to worry about somebody changing your actual vote.

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The Tazewell County Board voted Wednesday to cut down on the number of election precincts after a lengthy debate over whether they had the authority to do so under Illinois statute.