A/C Central School Board Looking to Fill Vacancy

By Benjamin Cox on April 21, 2023 at 7:08am

The AC-Central School Board is looking for a new member after the April Consolidated Election. Incumbents Troy DeFord and Jennifer Knapp did not seek re-election in April. Incumbents Jason Smith won a 2-year unexpired term after being appointed in 2021. Jennifer Fanning won another term to the school board. Newcomer Carissa Myers also gained a […]

Arenzville Board Has Vacancy After Consolidated Election

By Benjamin Cox on April 10, 2023 at 6:56am

Another area village has vacancies on their board of trustees. The Village of Arenzville will be looking to fill one vacancy as soon as possible. Current Arenzville Village Board members David Beard, Gary Beard, and Dan Morrell did not seek re-election during April 4th’s consolidated election. Morrell served 2 years on the board as an […]

Consolidated Election Turnout A General Mix Over the Years

By Benjamin Cox on April 4, 2023 at 6:49am

Turnout for municipal and school board elections in early April has traditionally been a mixed bag in Morgan County. The similar election four years ago saw just over 2,500 voters go to the polls, which was a turnout of 11.3%. In 2013, the turnout was closer to 26%. Turnout was just 18% two years ago […]

Macoupin Co. April Consolidated Election Races

By Benjamin Cox on February 20, 2023 at 5:17am

Early voting starts on Thursday in the state for the April Consolidated Election. We have already given you a rundown of Sangamon, Morgan, and Scott counties. We are still awaiting ballots to be finalized in Greene & Cass. Macoupin County finalized their ballot over the weekend. Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan told Riverbender he expects […]

Early Voting for April Consolidated Election Begins Next Week

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 15, 2023 at 10:03am

Election time is fast approaching once again and early voting is set to kick off next week. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says her office is just about ready to go for the April Consolidated Election. “On February 23rd we will begin early voting here in our office from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday […]

Salvi Seeks Court Injunction Over Incorrect Ballots in Schuyler County

By Benjamin Cox on November 2, 2022 at 9:16am

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Kathy Salvi is going to court over a ballot error that was discovered in Schuyler County last month. WMAY reports that Salvi’s campaign is seeking a court injunction to order Schuyler County not to count any votes for Senate that were cast with an erroneous ballot. Salvi’s name was erroneously left […]

IL Congressman Sues To Stop Counting of VBM Ballots Received After Election Day

By Benjamin Cox on October 28, 2022 at 11:35am

A Southern Illinois Congressman has filed a federal lawsuit could possibly invalidate tens of thousands of vote-by-mail general election ballots cast in the state. The lawsuit seeks to invalidate ballots received by local election authorities after Election Day but are postmarked on or before Election Day, potentially affecting ballots cast by members of the military […]

Early Voting Going Well in Morgan County, Clerk Addresses Marking VBM Ballots

By Benjamin Cox on October 26, 2022 at 10:20am

Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says that early voting in the county is going well. Election Day is officially less than two weeks away, and Waggener says numbers are steady at the courthouse: “Early voting is going very well. Right now, as of Tuesday afternoon, we’ve had 409 voters and grace-period voters coming into the […]

Salvi Files FOIA Request in Schuyler County Over Incorrect Ballots

By Benjamin Cox on October 21, 2022 at 9:23am

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kathi Salvi is requesting information into the workers involved in the printing of erroneous ballots in Schuyler County. WCIA reports that Salvi filed a Freedom of Information Act request Thursday for he names, addresses and contact information of employees of the Schuyler County Clerk’s Office involved in printing ballots that incorrectly […]

Incorrect Schuyler County Ballots Raise Ire of Salvi Senate Campaign, ILGOP

By Benjamin Cox on October 13, 2022 at 6:35pm

A ballot issue in Schuyler County raised the ire of the Illinois Republican Party last night. The Schuyler County Clerk’s Office was notified yesterday that they had printed an incorrect person’s name as the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate challenging Democrat incumbent Tammy Duckworth. Rather than having Kathy Salvi’s name printed as the candidate, Salvi’s […]