Primary Election 2018

Tuesday is primary election day in Illinois.

There are no local races in Bond County.

Bond County Clerk Meg Sybert reported that as of late Monday afternoon, there had been 269 early voters in Bond County and 16 people had used the grace voting method to register and vote.

There are approximately 13,000 registered voters in Bond County.

The only races are on the state level.

Four men are running for the Republican nomination to seek the Illinois 54th District senate position.

They include George Barber of Greenville, Jason Plummer of Edwardsville, Rafael Him of New Baden and Benjamin Stratemeyer of Centralia.

Incumbent Kyle McCarter is not seeking re-election.

Two candidates are running on the Republican ticket for the 107th District Illinois House seat.

They include Laura Myers of rural Greenville and Blaine Wilhour of Beecher City.

John Cavaletto is not seeking another term to the House.

Republican U.S. congressmen Rodney Davis and John Shimkus have no opposition in the primary.

Two men are seeking the Democratic nomination in Shimkus’ 15th District.

They include Carl Spoerer of Mahomet and Kevin Gaither of Charleston.

Five candidates are on the Democrat ballot in Davis’ 13th District.

They are Betsy Dierksen Londrigan of Springfield, Erik Jones of Edwardsville, Jon Ebel of Urbana, David Gill of Bloomington and Angel Sides of Springfield.

Each party has races for governor and attorney general.

On the Republican ballot, incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner of Winnetka is seeking re-election. He is opposed by Jeanne Ives of Wheaton.

The Democrat governor candidate are J.B. Pritzker of Chicago, Chris Kennedy of Kenilworth, Daniel Biss of Evanston, Bob Daiber from Marine, Tio Hardiman of Calumet City and Robert Marshall of Burr Ridge.

Republican candidates for attorney general are Erika Harold of Urbana and Gary Grasso of Burr Ridge.

Six of the 8 Democrat candidates for attorney general live in Chicago. They are Pat Quinn, Renato Mariotti, Kwame Raoul, Jesse Ruiz, Sharon Fairley, and Aaron Goldstein.

The other two are Scott Drury from Highwood and Nancy Rotering of Highland Park. Incumbent Lisa Madigan is not seeking re-election.

The polls are open until 7 PM Tuesday.

WGEL will broadcast results after the polls have closed.