Voting Dates, Ballot Races and More – NBC Chicago
As June begins, we are less than four weeks away from the primary election, with dozens of fascinating races on the ballot to kick off the summer.
These elections include the hotly contested Republican primary in the Illinois gubernatorial race, as well as the race to replace Secretary of State Jesse White.
At Congress level, 1st District Representative Bobby Rush is not seeking re-election and the Democratic primary to replace him is heating up. The incumbent members of Congress also face each other in the primaries of the 6e and 15e neighborhoods too.
Here’s all the information you need to know ahead of the June election.
When is the Illinois primary?
Early voting has already begun for the Illinois primary, which is scheduled for June 28.
The election was originally scheduled to be held in March, but was moved so lawmakers could use census data to redraw the maps. This data has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Which races are on the ballot?
Illinois voters will have the opportunity to have their voices heard at the state government level in the 2022 election, with all state offices set to vote this year.
That includes the gubernatorial race, with incumbent Governor JB Pritzker vying for re-election. Secretary of State Jesse White has announced he will not run, and the race to replace him in the role has intensified in the Democratic and Republican primaries.
Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Treasurer Mike Frerichs and Comptroller Susana Mendoza are also up for re-election.
Federally, all 17 congressional districts in the state are in contention, with a few primary clashes pitting two lawmakers against each other thanks to redrawn maps and the state losing a congressional seat thanks to the 2020 census.
In the 6e District, Reps. Sean Casten and Marie Newman will face off in the primary. The holders will also face off in the 15e District, as Republican Representatives Rodney Davis and Mary Miller face off in the primary.
Senator Tammy Duckworth will also seek re-election for another six-year term in the Senate.
The Illinois House will see all of its districts up for re-election this year, and the Illinois Senate will also see many of its seats up for a vote.
Some justices of the Illinois Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Circuit Court are also up for election this year, as they are every even-numbered year.
Can I vote earlier?
Under Illinois law, early voting can begin 40 days before the election, and most counties hold early voting at their county clerk’s offices or other community buildings.
Here is a list of information about the counties in the Chicago area.
As the election nears, many counties will be adding satellite voting sites, and more information can be found on a resident’s respective county website.
Postal voting is also available. Residents can submit ballot requests by mail until June 23 before the primary. Nominations can be found on the State Board of Elections website, but must be submitted to the voter’s local county clerk’s office by the above deadline.
More information can be found on the state’s website.
When is the general election?
This year’s election will take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, which falls on November 8 this year.