About

Our mission is to serve the public by conducting impartial, honest elections and to maintain a system of permanent registration of voters as dictated by Illinois and Federal laws.

The Aurora Board of Election Commissioners is responsible for election operations within the city limits of Aurora, IL within the counties of Kane, Kendall, and Will. The commission was established by a vote of the citizens of Aurora in order to provide an accurate and unbiased election as well as maintain an accurate, up to date list of registered voters.

The Commission is an independent body. The Commissioners are appointed by the Chief Judge of the 16th Circuit Court and serve a three year term. The terms are staggered with one commissioner up for re-appointment each year.

The commission, through its Executive Director Linda M. Fechner, oversees for the city of Aurora in the Counties of Kane, Kendall, and Will:

  • Recruiting and training of Election Judges.
  • Training and certification of Deputy Registrars.
  • Voter Registration
  • District re-mapping
  • Precinct re-districting
  • Maintaining and safeguarding records including signature cards and ballots.
  • Election Operations

By statute, the Election Commission is run under the auspices of a bi-partisan commission consisting of three persons. Presently they are Leah Anderson, Chairman, Michael McCoy, Vice Chair and Lillian Perry, Secretary. The Commission is an independent body. The Commissioners are appointed by the Judge of the 16th Circuit Court and serve a three year term. The terms are staggered with one Commissioner up for re-appointment each year.