The 2022 Illinois Primary Election will be held on June 28. Because of the problems with redistricting the state, the primary election was delayed much later than usual. Early voting begins on May 19 in this election season. Vote by mail ballots will also be going out from the County Clerk's office for those who have requested them. Vote by mail applications are being accepted now until June 23. Candidates are making the rounds in their new districts and everyone in White County is in a new representative and senate district, as well as a new U.S. congressional district. White County is now in the 12th Congressional District, currently with Mike Bost (R) as the Congressional representative. He has no challenger in the primary election. The 12th district consists of all or parts of 33 counties in the southern Illinois area.
White County has been divided in half from east to west, which means everyone is in a new district. The county now consists of the 116th and 117th IL representative districts, and the 58th and 59th IL senate districts. Fortunately, the whole county is still in one appellate district: the fifth. Yes, there is an Appellate Judge race also. You can find maps of the new districts here and everyone should have received new voter registration cards to help them determine what district they are in.
The Villagers' Voice will be running a series of posts about all the candidates that will appear on White County ballots, whether state or local. Keep looking for updates on all the candidates in the 2022 Primary Election section on this site.