Primary Election Is Tuesday

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The Illinois primary election is Tuesday.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only registered voters are able to visit the polls and cast ballots. Bond County Clerk Randy Reitz said there are approximately 12,100 registered voters in the county.

In Bond County, three referendums will be decided by voters. They include the Bond County Unit 2 school district one-cent facility sales tax, a proposed increase in the tax rate in the Shoal Creek Fire Protection District, and a bond issue in the Hillsboro School District.

If the sales tax referendum is approved, not only Unit 2, but Mulberry Grove Unit 1 and other surrounding districts that have students who live in Bond County, would receive portions of the sales tax money.

Bond County Clerk Randy Reitz told WGEL that residents can vote on referendums without declaring their politics by asking for a non-partisan ballot.

Grace and early voting are still available to residents.

Grace voting is for those who are not registered to vote. They can visit the county clerk’s office in downtown Greenville and register. At the same time they must vote.

Grace voting will be allowed Monday and Tuesday.

Early voting is for those who are registered, but do not want to go to the polling place on Election Day.

Monday is the final day for early voting at the county clerk’s office.

WGEL Radio will have live election night coverage Tuesday starting after polls close at 7PM.