McHenry County Government Change Question (November 2012)

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A McHenry County Government Change Question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in McHenry County, where the measure was defeated.

This measure sought to change the county government to an executive form of government. This change would have allowed residents to vote for their county representatives as well as an executive who would run the day to day business. This measure was brought to the ballot through a petition drive by residents who wanted the ability to elect the chairman, rather than have the council choose. Supporters tried to get the county to place this issue on the ballot, but after repeated attempts failed they moved to a petition drive to qualify the issue on the ballot.[1]

Election results

McHenry County Government Change Question
Defeatedd No75,11864.38%
Yes 41,563 35.62%

Election results from McHenry County 2012 election results

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:[2]

Shall the County of McHenry adopt the County Executive Form of Government and elect not to become a home rule unit?[3]

See also

External links


  1. 'Northwest Herald, "Question makes the Nov. 6 ballot," August 16, 2012
  2. McHenry County 2012 election referendum," accessed November 23, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.