Voters are preparing to cast their ballots for Tuesday’s primary, where there are several dozen contested races featuring candidates vying for their party’s nomination. Voters in some areas also will decide referendums.
Candidates are vying to be the nominee for their party on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
For information on where to vote for those who wish to vote early before March 15 or to receive a vote by mail application, 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.
Early voting runs through March 14. The last day to apply to vote by mail is Thursday.
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Polls are scheduled to be opened from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 15.
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 make its current property tax rate permanent.
▪ 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.