Members of the Forest Park Electoral Board approved a motion on July 30 to certify a question regarding video gaming for the upcoming November election ballot.
“We will hereby direct the village clerk to certify the public question regarding video gaming to appear on the ballot at the next regular election in the village of Forest Park,” Mayor Anthony Calderone said at the brief public hearing on the matter.
The electoral board is composed of Mayor Calderone, Village Clerk Vanessa Moritz and Commissioner Thomas Mannix. Moritz has now certified a binding referendum question related to video gaming for the ballot on Nov. 6.
The question, “Shall video gaming be prohibited in the village of Forest Park?” is binding, which means that if a majority of Forest Parkers were to vote against the practice, video gaming — which is now allowed — will be outlawed in the village.
There was no public comment and no discussion among board members at the short hearing.