Thursday, November 15, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump made a stop in Southern Illinois Saturday, Oct. 27 to campaign for incumbent Congressman Mike Bost. The president spoke at the Southern Illinois Airport near Murphysboro with more than 10,000 people attending.

General Election Day set for Tuesday, Nov. 6

Election Day is set for Tues., Nov. 6, and there are several categories on the ballot.

At the state level, Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates include: JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton (Democrat); Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti (Republican); Grayson Kash Jackson—formerly known as Benjamin Adam Winderweedle until named changed Aug. 29, 2017—and Sanjeev Mohip (Libertarian); William “Sam” McCann and Aaron Merreighn (Conservative).

Attorney General candidates include Kwame Raoul (Democrat), Erika Harold (Republican) and Bubba Harsy (Libertarian).

Secretary of State candidates include Jesse White (Democrat), Jason Helland (Republican), and Steve Dutner (Libertarian).

Comptroller candidates include Susana A. Mendoza (Democrat), Darlene Senger (Republican) and Claire Ball (Libertarian).

Treasurer candidates include Michael W. Frerichs (Democrat), Jim Dodge (Republican) and Michael Leheney (Libertarian)

Candidates for Representative in Congress, for the 15th Congressional District, include Kevin Gaither (Democrat) and John M. Shimkus (Republican).

Candidates for State Senator, for the 59th Legislative District, include Steve Webb (Democrat) and Dale Fowler (Republican).

For Representative in the General Assembly, 118th Representative District, candidates include Natalie Phelps Finnie (Democrat) and Patrick Windhorst (Republican).

The standalone candidate for Johnson County Clerk is Robin Harper-Whitehead (Republican).

The standalone candidate for Johnson County Treasurer is Brent A. Williams (Republican).

Candidates for Johnson County Sheriff include Pete Sopczak (Republican) and Daniel Lewis (Independent).

The standalone candidate for Johnson County Assessor is Daniel Mott (Republican).

The candidates for Johnson County Commissioner include Jason Taylor (Republican) and Patricia Kalicki (Independent).

For Judge of the Appellate Court, 5th Judicial District, to fill the vacancy of the Honorable Richard P. Goldenhersh, the candidates include Kevin T. Hoerner (Democrat) and David K. Overstreet (Republican).

For Judge of the Circuit Court, First Judicial Court, to fill the vacancy of the Honorable James R. Moore, candidates include Jason A. Olson and Carey C. Gill.

For Judge of the Circuit Court, First Judicial Court, to fill the vacancy of the Honorable Mark H. Clarke candidates include Tyler R. Edmonds (Democrat) and Amanda Byassee Gott (Republican).

The ballot for judicial candidates seeking retention in office, whereas no one judge is running against another judge but are just seeking to remain in office, include Mark M. Boie and Brad K. Bleyer.

On County Gun Rights, the question on the ballot is as follows: Shall Johnson County become a sanctuary county for law abiding gun owners to protect them from unconstitutional gun laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly?

Absentee voting by mail began Sept. 27 and lasts until Nov. 1. vGrace Period Voting began Oct. 10 and lasts until Nov. 6. Early voting in off sites and the election office began Sept. 27 and lasts until Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.

On Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. Nursing Home Voting will take place. On Nov. 3, the election office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

On Nov. 5, the election office will be open until 6 p.m. On Nov. 6, the election office will open at 5 a.m., but the closing time has not been determined. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For people in the hospital, they can request a ballot be delivered to them. A doctor will be required to sign a form.

For additional information on the election, contact Robin or Pam at 618-658-3611, 618-967-9528 or 618-759-2268. Residents can also visit the Johnson County Clerk/Recorder Election Authority office at 117 N. 5th Street, Vienna.

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