Tom Bride

Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria City/County Election Commission is preparing to move next month. The office on South West Adams is moving to a new location on Brandywine Drive.

Early Voting in Full Swing in Peoria County

Oct 26, 2016
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria County voters are casting votes by mail and early in person, more than any other election.

Election Commission says it expects nearly a third of voters will have already cast their votes by Election Day. As of Monday afternoon, a total of 3,000 Peoria County residents voted early in person. Commission Executive Director Tom Bride says he’s not surprised by the spike.

“Because it’s the first time we’ve really had it in a presidential election,” Bride said.

Nate Hofer / Flickr/Creative Commons

The Peoria County Election Commission is planning to move. But not until after the November Election.  

Election Commission Executive Director Tom Bride says the downside of that is the new location will be much better for voting.

“But we’ll get there. And this way, I just don’t think we’re going to have the time to get the buildout done and done well," Bride said. "And it’s not something we want to rush just to get in there and not do right.”  

eTransparency Unveiled in the Tri-County Area

Apr 13, 2016

  The Peoria Area League of Women Voters has a new e-Transparency survey. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:


The survey covers about 40 local government's websites. Rick Fox is the eTransparancy project chair for the league. He says the 20 question survey looked at website details for each governing body including meeting schedules and agendas, financial information and Freedom of Information ACT particulars.


The Peoria County Election Commission has found a new home.

The Board of Elections Commissioners is expected to vote on the newly proposed location at 4422 N Brandywine Dr. next week.

The merger of the Peoria City and County elections offices means the agency needs a bigger, more suitable location.