Voting is now underway in Illinois. Illinois presidential primaries could play a meaningful role in deciding who will be the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees for the Nov. 8 general election.
County clerks in St. Clair and Madison counties said they were expecting a large voter turnout on Tuesday. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m. Meanwhile, primaries are taking place Tuesday in four other states, with the outcome of the vote to have a critical impact on the unfolding presidential race.
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For information on the location of your polling place, or whether you are registered, go to the St. Clair County Clerk’s website at http://www.countyclerk.co.st-clair.il.us/Pages/default.aspx, the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners website at http://eslelections.org/, or the Madison County Clerk’s website at www.Madisonvotes.com.
At a glance
Here are the competitive primary races on the ballot:
- Republican: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich
- Democratic: Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
- Republican: Mark Kirk and James Marter
- Democratic: Tammy Duckworth, Napoleon Harris and Andrea Zopp
- Republican: Rodney Davis and Ethan Vandersand
- Republican: John Shimkus and Kyle McCarter
State Senator 58th District
- Republican: Paul Schimpf and Sharee Langestein
St. Clair County Board
- District 2 Democratic: Joan McIntosh and Harry Hollingsworth
- District 5 Democratic: Lonnie Mosley and Jacqueline Perkins
- District 6 Democratic: Roy Mosley Jr. and Christine Eastern
- District 14 Democratic: Bob Trentman and Jaynie Wells
- District 15 Republican: Bobby Deadmond Sr. and John West
- District 25 Republican: Ron Gerlach and Jerry Nichols Sr.
- District 26 Democratic: Larry Stammer Jr. and Scott Tieman
- Democratic: Amy Meyer and Shannon Bradford
Madison County Board
- District 2 Republican: Roger Alons and Donald Moore
- District 3 Republican: Bill Meyer, Philip Chapman and Rodney Dustmann
- District 6 Republican: Raymond Wesley and David Baker
- District 19 Democratic: Harry Briggs, Michael Charles Parkinson and Donna Davis
- Republican: Myron A. Hanna and Chris Hitzemann
- Democratic: Dennis M. Fields and Heather Wescoat Dabler
- Republican: Bob Hill and Wayne Kohlmeier
- Republican: Mark Altadonna and Vicki Koerber
- Freeburg Fire Protection District is asking to issue $3.95 million in bonds for a new fire station.
- Cahokia is asking voters whether to annex the Parkfield Terrace subdivision.
- St. Libory Community Unit School District 30 seeks to increase and establish a 2.4508 percent tax rate.
- Voters in the Cottage Hills Fire Protection in Madison County are voting on two referendums, one to increase the maximum property tax rate from .3 percent to .4 percent, and one to levy a special property tax rate of .05 percent for the cost of emergency and rescue crews and equipment.
- Voters in Monroe County are being asked whether to approve a 1-cent sales tax to help pay for infrastructure needs in schools in the county’s three public school districts.
- Randolph County is asking to be allowed to borrow $2.95 million to renovate and repair the county courthouse.
- The city of Carlyle has a sales tax referendum to pay for public infrastructure. If approved the sales tax rate would increase by .5 percent.