Programming error trigger of hold off in Ogle Co. final results for 90th Representative District

OGLE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) – On Nov. 3, 2020, after the polls closed, the Ogle County Clerk’s Office was contacted by an Election Judge who noticed the vote counts  related to the 90th District Representative race appeared to be unusual.

An election worker prepares "I Voted" stickers at a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Ballwin, Mo.

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An election worker prepares “I Voted” stickers at a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Ballwin, Mo.

Ogle County Clerk Laura Cook notified the Democratic and Republican Party Chairpersons who were present at the Ogle County Courthouse that evening and  informed them that a potential problem with vote tabulation had been reported in regards to the 90th District Representative race, in accordance to Cook.


“Since this challenge was documented, the county clerk’s business office has done and learned that a programming error shifted the oval positions for the candidates in the 90th District Representative race,” Prepare dinner said. “The programming mistake was confined to this race only and no other races have been afflicted.”

The programming error has been corrected and in accordance with Illinois law, the county clerk’s office will conduct a public test of the re‐programmed electronic tabulation equipment on Monday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the courthouse in Oregon, according to Cook. 

The retabulation procedure will then get started on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. The community is invited to show up at both of these occasions, but thanks to COVID‐19 limitations, room is confined. As a final result, people who would like to show up at are asked for to contact the County Clerk at [email protected] prior to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 9.

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