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 […]

Miller Remains Silent on Debate with Lange in IL-15

By Benjamin Cox on September 30, 2022 at 9:11am

It appears like voters in the new 15th Illinois Congressional District won’t be hearing a debate from candidates before Election Day in November. A press release from Democratic candidate Paul Lange’s campaign says Lange has expressed enthusiasm for the opportunity to debate his Republican opponent and incumbent Mary Miller. So far, Lange says Miller has […]

Greene County Getting New Voting Machines Ahead of November General Election

By Benjamin Cox on September 20, 2022 at 5:39am

Greene County is replacing its voting machines just ahead of the November General Election. The Greene County Board passed an ordinance during special session in the first week of September granting $400,000 to be used for replacing the now-outdated machines. Greene County Clerk Debbie Banghart says the current machines date back to 2004 and reached […]

Frivolous Election FOIA Requests Hit County Clerks in West Central Illinois

By Benjamin Cox on September 8, 2022 at 9:09am

Local election authorities across the state are fielding a wave of FOIA requests related to election integrity KSDK reports that in recent weeks ramping up to the November General Election a variety of form letters and emails, most of them including the same language, have started arriving in county clerks’ inboxes around Illinois. The letters […]

Jacksonville Municipal Election Petitions Available

By Benjamin Cox on September 8, 2022 at 8:46am

The City of Jacksonville will have 7 offices up for election in the 2023 Consolidated Elections coming up next April. City Clerk Skip Bradshaw has announced that Jacksonville citizens interested in running for an aldermanic position or City Treasurer may obtain information and documents at his office at the Jacksonville Municipal Building, located at 200 […]

Workers Rights Amendment To Be November Ballot Question in Illinois

By Benjamin Cox on August 29, 2022 at 6:53pm

An amendment to the Illinois Constitution will appear on the ballot this November after some groups worked to get it taken off. The 4th District Appellate Court ruled in favor of keeping a Workers Rights Amendment on the ballot after a suit field in April by the Liberty Justice Center fought to keep it off. […]

Three Downstate Counties to Consider Non-Binding Secession Referendum in November

By Benjamin Cox on August 23, 2022 at 1:37pm

Brown County, Hardin County, and a northeast portion of Madison County will be voting this November on a non-binding referendum to split the state in two. According to the website Red State Secession, if the majority of voters in these counties vote for the split they will join 24 other counties in southern and central […]

Defeated Republicans in Tuesday U.S. Senate Primary Refuse to Concede

By Benjamin Cox on July 2, 2022 at 8:30am

The Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate race in November is being contested by a number of defeated candidates. Mundelein’s Kathy Salvi was declared the winner of the 7-person race, taking a shade over 30% of the little over 705,000 votes cast in Tuesday’s primary. Salvi defeated hear next closest challenger, Belleville’s Peggy Hubbard, by […]