The campaigning is over, and the voting has begun.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday as voters have their final shot at casting ballots in a host of races from Illinois governor down to local referendums.
The governor's race features a contest between incumbent GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democratic challenger JB Pritzker and two minor-party candidates, Libertarian Grayson "Kash" Jackson and state Sen. Sam McCann of the Conservative Party.
Longtime Attorney General Lisa Madigan is retiring, and she'll be succeeded by either state Sen. Kwame Raoul, a Democrat, by Republican Erika Harold, or by Libertarian Bubba Harsy.
Other statewide offices are also on the ballot, as are several local congressional and legislative seats.
In other contests:
The "battle of the Brians" will highlight Peoria County's ballot, with appointed incumbent Republican Sheriff Brian Asbell and Bartonville police Chief Brian Fengel, a Democrat, seeking a four-year term as sheriff. Meanwhile, Jessica Thomas, a Democrat, and Alan Paredes, a Republican, each seek to fill out the final two years of the county auditor's term. Many Peoria voters will also decide whether to give the park district permission to sell Racoon Lakes, a closed-to-the-public property located near Mapleton. And all county voters will weigh in on whether to boost sales taxes by 0.5 percentage points to pay for millions of dollars in road repairs.
Voters will select a replacement for retiring longtime County Clerk Christie Webb, who leaves after nearly a quarter-century in office. Vying for the post are Republican John Ackerman and Democrat Brittany Miller. Someone will also be chosen to fill the remaining two years of the county coroner's term. Republican Charlie Hanley and Democrat Chuck Friend are competing for the post. The elected auditor's post could be eliminated and made appointive in one referendum, and another asks if the county should add 1 percentage point to the sales tax to help fund schools.
For the first time in recent memory, voters in all County Board districts will have contested general elections. The historically Republican-leaning county has at least one Democrat slated in each board district. Some voters in the northern portion of the county, as well as in Marshall County, will weigh in on a $29 million bond referendum for school construction in the Fieldcrest schools.
Still have a question?
For other questions about the election, including sample ballots showing all offices up for election, where you vote, and other election details, you can check with your local election office or with the State Board of Elections.
In Peoria County: peoriaelections.org or 309-324-2300
In Tazewell County: tazewell.com/CountyClerk/CountyClerkElections or 309-477-2267
In Woodford County: woodford-county.org/338/Election-and-Voting-Information or 309- 467-2822
State Board of Elections: https://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForVoters.aspx
Complaints about election fraud or voting rights abuses can be directed to Assistant U.S. Attorney Darilynn J. Knauss, 309-671-7050