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Polls open for consolidated primary election

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Polls are open in Decatur Tuesday for the consolidated primary election. 

It is the first city council primary election in ten years. Voters will narrow down the candidates for three city council seats from 12 to six. 

The top six will advance to the general election on April 6.  

Candidates on the ballot this year include:

  • Chuck Kuhle, incumbent
  • David Horn, incumbent
  • Ed Culp, challenger
  • Aldophis Cooper, challenger
  • Elijah England, challenger
  • Jacob Jenkins, challenger
  • Marc Girdler, challenger
  • John Phillips, challenger
  • Hardik Shah, challenger
  • Will Wetzel, challenger
  • Marty Watkins, challenger
  • Eric Summerlott, write-in 
Incumbent Pat McDaniel is not seeking reelection.
Challenger Anthony Chapple withdrew from the race a few weeks ago due to family concerns.

The initial number of candidates, 13, is what triggered a primary election.

Although there are now only 12 in the field, Chapple's name was withdrawn too late to be removed from the ballot.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

To find your polling place, click HERE

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