TAZEWELL COUNTY, Ill. — Wednesday, the first-ever conference between clerks in Tazewell County was hosted at Tazewell County Emergency Management Agency.
It allowed them to share ideas and work closely to improve their services.
A couple of the topics discussed were cybersecurity and secure voting ahead of election season.
Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman said the offices provide several pertinent services. The conference is a crucial part of helping neighbors the best they can.
Ackerman also mentioned that Tazewell County will be receiving a grant from the Illinois State Board of Elections to boost election security.
Tazewell County was originally allocated $29,000 in grant money, but the amount has increased.
“After working with them and showing the need for what areas we need for the proposals, they’ve accepted that and increased that grant to over $65,000,” Ackerman said.
Ackerman mentioned neighbors should be proud that he and his counterparts are taking steps toward protecting information, infrastructure and elections.