By: Diane Benjamin
If early voting had been started on February 8th, a Democrat running for Attorney General could have been disenfranchised. Scott Drury won in court and will be on the ballot.
How many early voters would not have voted for him because he might be kicked off the ballot? How many people have even looked at their ballot 40 days before an election?
Early voting will start on February 20th. The actual election is March 20th.
I wonder if the community bus is ready to transport the uninformed to the polls to vote early? A LOT of news will be out between now and March 20th early voting can lead to big regrets.
The media may have reached a new low. WGLT created a CLOSED Facebook page called Elections 2018 in McLean County. They will “lightly” moderate it. First you have to kneel and ask permission to join the group however. Maybe WGLT will let us know who can’t join. If anybody can join, why is the group closed?
Get ready for silly season fun to begin. Bruce Rauner has sent multiple flyers claiming Jeanne Ives is Madigan’s candidate. He must really think the voters are stupid.
Lies will intensify on all sides as we get closer to March 20th. We’ve got some fun races shaping up locally, will leftist or off-the-chart leftist win?
Please don’t early vote until you know ever race on your ballot. I don’t want to hear: I don’t want to declare a party either! Eating beef doesn’t make you a cow – picking which primary to vote in doesn’t make you a member of any political party either. Illinois doesn’t have registered members of any party.
Get out and vote against the people you don’t want to see on the ballot in November. It’s Term Limits time.
The Bloomington Election Commission hasn’t posted a specimen ballot yet. Funny how voting was supposed to start 40 days before the election but their site says the ballot will be posted 30 days before the election. Nikita? It will be here: http://www.becvote.org/wordpress/electiondatesandoffices/specimen-ballot/
Outside of Bloomington, pull out your Voter ID card and look up you ballot here: http://mcleancountyil.gov/index.aspx?NID=692
There is also a non-partisan ballot for referendums.
Staying home isn’t an option, neither is voting uniformed.