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Morgan County Circuit Clerk - Republican Nominee

Julia Anderson (I) -

Jennifer Bonjean -

Morgan County Coroner - Republican Nominee

Marcy Patterson (I) -

Alan McClellan -

Morgan County Commissioner (1 seat) - Republican Nominee (Fanning Vacancy) (Select 1)

Mike Lonergan -

Donny "Racer" Wood -

Tim Hughes -

Garrett Waggener -

99th District - Illinois House of Represeentatives (Frese Vacancy) Republican Nominee

Kyle Moore -

Eric Snellgrove -

Greene County State's Attorney - Republican Nominee (Briscoe Vacancy)

Donald " Donnie" Schaaf -

Dayna Church-Switzer -

13th District - U.S. House of Representatives Republican Nominee

Thomas Clatterbuck -

Joshua Loyd -

Pike County Board - Republican Nominee (Select 3)

Jim Sheppard (I) -

Lance Kendrick -

Joseph Cobb (I) -

Derek Ross (I) -

Brown County Circuit Clerk - Republican Nominee (Johnson Vacancy)

Brooke Robinson -

Niki Maxwell -

Brown County Board - Republican Nominee (Select 4)

Courtney Garfield (I) -

Robert J. Akright -

Robert L. Willis (I) -

Karl H. Groesch (I) -

Mark Richard Yingling (I) -

Michael B. Myers -

7th Judiciary Circuit - Judge Kenneth Diehl Vacancy

Aaron E. Bellhm -

Thomas D. Denby -

Jonathan B. Verticchio -

Proposition: Shall the Waverly Fire Protection District be formed and have an aggregate extension under Property Tax Extension Limitation Law not to exceed $190,000 for the 2024 levy year?

Yes -

No -

Lannerd Launches Re-Election Bid to Appellate Court

By Benjamin Cox on July 23, 2023 at 6:42am

Fourth District Appellate Court Justice Amy Lannerd has officially launched her campaign for a full term. The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Lannerd, formerly an 8th Judicial Circuit Judge in Adams County, to the appellate bench in December after Justice John W. Turner decided not to seek retention. Lannerd began her law career in private practice […]

McClellan Announces Candidacy For Morgan County Coroner

By Benjamin Cox on July 12, 2023 at 2:43pm

A Morgan County Correctional Officer and bailiff has announced his candidacy for Morgan County Coroner. South Jacksonville resident Alan McClellan today announced he will seek the Republican nomination for coroner in Morgan County. According to a press release, McClellan previously worked as a paramedic for LifeStar Ambulance in Springfield beginning in 1990. He later moved […]

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 […]