Voters within Rock Island County overwhelmingly support reducing the number of county board members from 25 to 15.
However, theresult of the proposed advisory referendum is non-binding and no action is required.
A total of 43,423 voters, or 71 percent, supported the election of 15 board members from three districts, according to unofficial Rock Island County election results.
A total of 16,954 voters, or 28 percent, were in favor of retaining the current board size.
Rock Island County Republicans collected more than 5,800 signatures to get the advisory referendum question on the size of the county board on the ballot.
The size of the board normally is set once a decade after redistricting.
Voters in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties weighed in on a conceal and carry advisory referendum question.
Out of 62,242 votes cast in Rock Island County, 35,715 voters, or 57 percent supported the proposition. A total of 26,527 voters cast ballots against conceal and carry.
In Henry County, 16,526 voters, or 73 percent, supported the advisory referendum, and 5,974 voted against it.
In Mercer County, 6,373 voters, or 78 percent, supported conceal and carry, and 1,789 were against it.
The city of Geneseo also posed an advisory referendum question: should video gaming should be prohibited in the city? Seventeen votes separated the results: 1,713 votes were cast to prohibit video gaming and 1,730 votes were to allow video gaming, according to unofficial Henry County election results.
Today is Saturday, May 25, the 145th day of 2013. There are 220 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The annual review of the fire department of this city took placeyesterday and made a fine showing with machines and hose carts in tip-top order. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Last night's prayer meeting at Central Presbyterian Church wascalled off due to water in the basement, residue of last week's flood. 1913 -- 100 years ago: The junior class of Rock Island High School will hold a riverexcursion on the steamer St. Paul next Tuesday. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The 75th Anniversary of the Rock Island Arsenal today finds thenation's largest ordinance manufacturing plant filling many important orders for the army. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Miss Patrice Daly, Rock Island, a senior at Rock Island HighSchool, won second place in the recent state public speaking contest held in Peoria underthe auspices of the Knights of Pythias. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Hampton's sesquicentennial committee and the Hampton HistoricalSociety have scheduled a full slate of activities, which will be held throughout the year, to celebrate the village's 150th birthday. The first celebration will be the Memorial Dayprogram at 10 a.m. May 30, at the Brettun and Black Store Museum on River Road. Therewill be a sesquicentennial display.