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 Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.