According to a report filed with the State Board of Elections yesterday, the money behind the group opposing today's Champaign County auditor referendum is the Illinois Association of County Auditors, based in Alton.
The group is opposed to the effort -- pushed by several county board members -- to have the auditor appointed by the county board instead of elected by the voters.
The pro-elected auditor group put up $3,500 on March 23. There's no indication who gave the money to the Illinois Association of County Auditors.
That's all there is to that story unless you have doubts that everything that is supposed to be filed is filed with the board of elections, and don't think there is anything that should be filed there but hasn't.
It seems that some local candidates know how to raise campaign contributions, but don't know how to abide by the state's election laws on disclosing them.
And when they're asked to voluntarily disclose, they refuse to do so.
In cases like that voters should know that it's not illegal, immoral or unethical to undervote in a particular race.