llinois hosts primary tomorrow

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Polls open at 6 a.m. tomorrow for the Feb. 2, 2010 primary election. The polls will close at 7 p.m. Voters will have a chance to hone down candidates vying for Illinois governor, lieutenant governor and 14th Circuit Court judge candidates on the Democratic ballot. Most other positions on the ballot have only one candidate running.

Local Mercer County races are for County Clerk, Treaurer, Sheriff; County Board seats in Districts  1, 2, 3, 4 and  5. There are also individuals running for precinct committeemen.

Voters must choose either a Democratic, Republican or Green primary ballot at the polls. There is also a non-partisan ballot for public questions, such as the Mercer Carnegie Library District $2.8 million bond question, and for the city of New Boston residents for alderman candidates.

For the judicial race, three attorneys are vying for Judge James Vandersnick’s seat in the 14th Judicial Circuit Court on the Democratic primary ballot. They are Trish Joyce of Sterling, Clarence “Mike” Darrow of Rock Island and Maritial Quinn of Moline. The 14th Judicial Circuit includes Rock Island, Henry, Mercer and Whiteside counties.

Another question some voters have is whether there is support for a $2.8 million bond issue affecting voters in the Mercer Carnegie Library District. Voters are being asked to approve the library issuing $2.8 million in bonds to repair, remodel, improve and add to the existing library building and its library materials and electronics.