The November election will be the last one until Rupert Borgsmiller retires. Borgsmiller is executive director of the Illinois State Board of Elections, to be succeeded Jan. 1. by Steve Sandvoss, who is now general counsel.

Technology has changed greatly in Sandvoss' quarter century of involvement, including online registration.


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“I think the opportunities have been greatly expanded,” says Sandvoss. “The turnout doesn't always reflect that, but I think that's just more of a result of, perhaps, some cynicism among the electorate.”

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