AMENDED PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION
April 4, 2012
Contact: Willard R. Helander
E-Filing Offered for Statement of Economic Interests
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - County Clerk Willard Helander announces e-filing as an option for government employees and officials who are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests. E-filing is fast, easy, reduces paper and postage costs, and is good for the environment.
"Recent legislative action has doubled the county's costs for voting by mail, so e-filing is one way to offset some of those new costs while making the process more convenient for filer," said Helander.
Historically, the filing process involved stacks of out-going letters, forms and postage, return of the completed forms, and mailing receipts to filers. Now, this can be done online.
The e-file program was designed and created by county staff at no additional cost. Plans for phase II include governmental agencies updating their list of required filers online and e-filers generating their receipts once the filing is successfully submitted.
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