2020 Election Results: Referendums — Graduated Tax Loses, Batavia Voters OK Sale of Cannabis

2020 Election Results: Referendums — Graduated Tax Loses, Batavia Voters OK Sale of Cannabis


The graduated income tax amendment referendum has lost. To be passed, it needed 60% of the vote or more, and it’s far short of that. With 98% of the vote recorded, it’s 2,747,250 “no” and 2,242,164 “yes”.

The referendum to raise the Dundee Township limiting rate lost dramatically.

Batavia voters are in favor of the sale of marijuana within city limits.

Voters in Algonquin are saying the Algonquin village clerk position should be elected rather than appointed.


Graduated Income Tax Amendment

The proposed amendment grants the state authority to impose higher income tax rates on higher income levels, which is how the federal government and a majority of other states do it. The amendment would remove the portion of the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution that is sometimes referred to as the “flat tax,” that requires all taxes on income to be at the same rate.

STATEWIDE (98% of vote)

  • Yes — 2,242,164

  • No — 2,747,250

KANE COUNTY (291 of 291 precincts reporting)

  • Yes — 98,148

  • No — 127,187


Algonquin Village Clerk

Shall the Clerk of the Village of Algonquin be appointed by the Village President, with the advice and consent of the Village Board, rather than be elected, effective May 1, 2021?

(6 of 6 precincts reporting in Kane, n/a in McHenry)

  • Yes — 5,132 (Kane County 1,187 + McHenry County 3,945)

  • No — 9,998 (Kane County 2,980 + McHenry County 7,018)

Dundee Township Limiting Rate

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Township of Dundee, Kane County, Illinois, be increased an additional amount equal to .037005% above the limiting rate for levy year 2019 and be equal to 0.109815% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2020?

(35 of 35 precincts reporting)

  • Yes — 5,635

  • No — 18,225

Batavia Cannabis Question

Shall the City of Batavia allow the sale of recreational adult-use cannabis within its jurisdiction, subject to statutorily permissible restrictions?

(22 of 22 precincts reporting)

  • Yes — 9,692

  • No — 5,711

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For questions, visit the Kane County Clerk’s Office Elections website or call 630-232-5990.

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