2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election
Election Day Poll
Primary Ballot Issues
It's not your imagination: the Cook County and Chicago ballots are particularly confusing this year, which is why early voting started late. Issues to be aware of:
Democratic Candidates for Assessor Listed on Ballot
Joseph Berrios - Frederick “Fritz” Kaegi - Andrea A. Raila
The Illinois Election Board voted to strike Ms. Raila from the ballot; her appeal of that decision was denied. However, because paper ballots have already been printed, her name will appear.
Update - On March 14 a 3 judge panel of the 1st District Illinois Appellate Court ruled that Andrea Raila can be on the ballot and votes for her will count - barring any further court intervention.
The electoral board also voted to strike Cook County Clerk candidate Jan Kowalski McDonald from the Democratic ballot.
Ms. Kowalski McDonald's name may appear on some printed ballots, and the candidate is appealing the decision. As it currently stands, a vote for Jan Kowalski McDonald will not be counted. The other candidate in the Democratic primary race for this office is Karen Yarbrough.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Bradford vacancy - 2-year term
Due to Commissioner Timothy Bradford’s death 3 days before the candidate filing deadline, no candidates will be named on the ballot for this seat. Instead, you must write in the name of your choice on the line marked "Bradford vacancy." Write-in candidates are required to file with the election authority for the jurisdiction in which they are running. Not all candidates filed with both the Chicago Board of Elections and the Cook County Clerk therefore the lists of eligible write-in candidates are different for Suburban Cook County and the City of Chicago.
Valid Democratic write-ins in Suburban Cook County
Valid Democratic write-ins in Chicago
Valid Green write-in in Suburban Cook County