2018 Election Resources

ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH

 

 Voter Registration NEVER closes in Illinois. 

 

Online registration closes on October 21st. If you miss this deadline, you can still register to vote in person at the County Clerk's Office--EVEN on the day of the election. 

 

If you are not sure if you are registered or where your polling place is, you can check at Vote.org

 

This page is dedicated to aggregating Candidate information and websites, so that you, the voter, can review the sample ballot and review each candidate to make the most informed vote you can. 

 

Here is a collection of helpful websites regarding the election.

The Coles Progressives held a Virtual Forum, emailing all candidates a set of three questions. Head Here to read the candidates responses to the questions. 

 

Here is your Sample Ballot.

 

And now

The Candidates

 

STATE

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

Grayson Kash Jackson and Sanjeev Mohip (Libertarian)

  • Campaign Website Here

Willaim "Sam" McCann and Aaron Merreighn (Conservative) 

  • Campaign Website Here

 

Watch the 1st Forum with all four candidates Here

Watch the Rauner-Pritzker Debate: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Watch the final Rauner-Pritzker Debate Here

 

Attorney General

Erika Harold (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

Kwame Raoul (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

Bubba Harsy (Libertarian)

  • Campaign Website Here

 

The Attorney General Race: Talk About The Speaker Dominates by DAISY CONTRERAS

Illinois Attorney General election, 2018 via Ballotpedia

 

Secretary of State

Jason Helland (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

Jesse White (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

Steve Dutner (Libertarian) 

  • Campaign Website Here

 

Is Age Just A Number? The Race For Illinois Secretary Of State by JACLYN DRISCOLL

Illinois Secretary of State election, 2018 via Ballotpedia 

 

Comptroller

Darlene Senger (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

Susana A. Mendoza (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

Claire Bell (Libertarian)

  • Campaign Website Here

 

The Race For Comptroller, Treasurer: The Story Of How One Office Became Two By SAM DUNKLAU

Illinois Comptroller election, 2018 via Ballotpedia 

 

Treasurer 

Jim Dodge (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

Michael W. Frerichs (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

Michael Leheney (Libertarian)

  • Campaign Website Here

 

The Race For Comptroller, Treasurer: The Story Of How One Office Became Two By SAM DUNKLAU

Illinois Treasurer election, 2018 via Ballotpedia

 

CONGRESSIONAL

For Representative in Congress Fifteenth (15th) Congressional District

John M. Shimkus (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

Kevin Gaither (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

 

Illinois' 15th Congressional District election, 2018 via Ballotpedia

 

REPRESENTATIVE

For Representative in the General Assembly One Hundred and Tenth (110th) Representative District 

Chris Miller (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

Shirley A. Bell (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

 

Pensions focal point for 110th state rep prospects by Jarad Jarmon

 

COUNTY

For County Clerk and Recorder

Julie Coffey Coe (Republican) 

  • Campaign Website Here

No Candidate (Democratic)

 

For County Treasurer 

George E. Edwards (Republican)

No Candidate (Democratic)

 

For Sheriff

James "Jimmy" Rankin (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

Gregory R. Voudrie (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICE REGION

For Regional Superintendent of Schools (Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, and Shelby Counties)

Kyle Thompson (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

No Candidate (Democratic)

 

COUNTY BOARD*

*Your ballot will only show the race within your district. To determine which district you are in, refer to the Coles County Maps HERE.

For Members of the County Board District Three

Paul W. Stranz (Republican)

Juan Nevarez-Barron (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

 

For Members of the County Board District Four

Jeremy Doughty (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

No Candidate (Democratic)

 

For Members of the County Board District Six

Paul Daily (Republican)

No Candidate (Democratic)

 

For Members of the County Board District Seven

Nancy Purdy (Republican)

Robert C. Wells (Democratic)

 

For Members of the County Board District Nine

Denise Corray (Republican)

  • Campaign Website Here

Jonathan Blitz (Democratic)

  • Campaign Website Here

 

For Members of the County Board District Ten

Stan Metzger (Republican)

Christine (Chris) McCormick (Democratic)

 

JUDICIAL

For Judge of the Appellate Court Fourth Judicial District

(To fill the vacancy of the Hon. M. Carol Pope)

Thomas M. Harris, Jr. (Republican)

Information on Judge Harris can be found Here and Here.

No Candidate (Democratic)

 

For Judge of the Appellate Court Fourth Judicial District

(To fill the vacancy of the Hon. Thomas R. Appleton)

Pete Cavanagh (Republican)

Information on Judge Cavanagh can be found Here and Here

No Candidate (Democratic)

 

For Judge of the Circuit Court Fifth Judicial Circuit 

(To fill the vacancy of the Hon. Claudia J. Anderson)

Charles "Charlie" Hall (Republican)

Information on Judge Hall can be found Here.

No Candidate (Democratic)

 

For Judge of the Circuit Court Fifth Judicial Circuit Coles County

(To fill the vacancy of the Hon. Teresa K. Righter)

Mark E. Bovard (Republican)

Information on Judge Bovard can by found Here.

No Candidate (Democratic)

 

JUDICIAL RETENTION

"Vote on the Proposition with respect to all or any of the Judges listed on this ballot. No Judge listed is running against any other Judge. The sole question is whether each Judge shall be retained in his present office."

Circuit Court Judge

Shall Craig H. DeArmond be retained in office as Judge of the Circuit Court Fifth Judicial Circuit?

Information on Judge DeArmond can be found Here.

Shall Nancy S. Fahey be retained in office as Judge of the Circuit Court Fifth Judicial Circuit?

Information on Judge Fahey can be found Here.

Shall Brien J. O'Brien be retained in office as Judge of the Circuit Court Fifth Judicial Circuit? 

Information on Judge O'Brien can be found Here. 

 

PROPOSITION

Oakland Community Unit School District No. 5 Referendum Regarding Board Membership at Large*

*This will only appear on your ballot if you live within the Oakland Community Unit School District No. 5.

Shall members of the Board of Education of Oakland Community School District No. 5, Coles, Douglas, and Edgar Counties, Illinois, be elected in 2019 and thereafter, at large and without restriction by area of residence within the district instead of the current restriction that not more than three (3) members of the board of education may be selected from one (1) congressional township in the school district?

 

Coles County Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Should the Illinois General Assembly pass legislation protecting a citizens right to keep and bear arms as defined by the second amendment of the United States Consitution?