Five Things to Know for Election Day
Tomorrow is the primary election in Illinois. Here's a quick list of things you'll need to know.
Tomorrow is election day, and we want you to stay right here on Montgomery Patch for all your news and results. So here’s your step-by-step guide to everything you need to know for tomorrow’s election.
1. Polls open at 6 a.m., and they close at 7 p.m. We’ll be out there early (well, relatively early) taking pictures and talking to folks to get a sense of things. Say hi if you see us.
2. There are eight polling places in Montgomery and Boulder Hill. Two of them—Village Hall, at 200 N. River St., and the VFW Hall at 121 N. River St.—are in Kane County, while the other six are in Kendall County. They are: Lakewood Creek Clubhouse, 2799 Lakewood Creek Drive; Lakewood Creek Elementary School, 2301 Lakewood Creek Drive; Boulder Hill Elementary School, 163 Boulder Hill Pass; Boulder Point, 0 Boulder Hill Pass; St. Luke’s Lutheran School, 63 Fernwood Drive; and Long Beach Elementary School, 67 Longbeach Drive.
3. If you live in the 11th Congressional District and you want to vote Republican, you should know that votes cast for Jack Cunningham will not count. Cunningham was removed from the ballot last week, although his name will still appear, since there wasn’t time to reprint ballots. Signs will be posted in the polling places as a reminder.
4. You can choose a Republican ballot, a Democratic ballot, or a non-partisan ballot that just includes the local referendum questions. If you want to do some last-minute cramming before casting your ballot, our comprehensive election guide is here. We have profiles of candidates for congress, state representative, state senator, and county races, in both Kane and Kendall. Plus you’ll find links to all our stories on the primary election.
5. We’ll be posting an election blog tomorrow morning, and updating it throughout the day. If you have trouble at your polling place, or if you just have an interesting story to share, give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you witness potentially illegal election activity in Kane County, you can call State’s Attorney Joe McMahon’s election complaint line, at 630-208-5328. In Kendall County, call State's Attorney Eric Weis' office at 630-553-4157.
Once the polls close at 7 p.m., results will be posted in one handy place on Montgomery Patch’s front page. We'll have stories about individual races tomorrow night and Wednesday.
Happy Election Day, Montgomery. Check back with us throughout the day for all the news you need, and the most up-to-the-minute results. Thanks, and don’t forget to vote!