Remember it's 40% of ALL voters, so if you don't vote it's the same thing as a YES vote to retain the judge.
That's why so many, if not all of the judges are retain: few bother to vote on the issues.
So, which is it?? ALL voters or all voters in the judicial election? Does abstaining mean YES or NO? What you and Bob claim differ. From where I stand, the water is just muddier. What's the value of "exercising" one's right to vote when one doesn't understand the full implications (as in the so-called Safe Roads Admentment) or is not at all familiar with the vast majority of candidates as in the case of the litany of judges and the Potemkin exercise of various bar associations "qualifying" candidates.
Personal note -- I am looking forward to boning up on the various candidates running for Metropolitan Water Reclamation Board!
Illinois Constitution, Article 6, Section 12(d)
The affirmative vote of three-fifths of the electors voting on the question shall elect the Judge to the office for a term commencing on the first Monday in December following his election.
Thanks for the research.
NO (252) Paula Marie Daleo.