Voting for special election primaries to start this week

SPRINGFIELD - Sangamon County officials are reminding residents of the 18th Congressional District that voting will begin on May 28 for the July 7 special primary election to replace former Congressman Aaron Schock.

According to Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray, registered voters may begin voting on Wednesday either by mail or in person at the Sangamon County Election Office.  Individuals who wish to submit a ballot by mail are encouraged to visit to submit a ballot application electronically.

Gray adds that Congressional primaries are considered partisan, meaning voters will have to choose between a Republican or Democratic ballot.  Four Republican candidates and two Democratic candidates will seek their party's nomination during this primary.

In-person voting hours have been listed below:

From May 28 through June 27:
8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday

From June 29 through July 3:
8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

July 4:
8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

July 5:
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

July 6:
8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

For more information, call (217) 753-8683.
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