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Petition circulation period for underway for March 2018 primaries

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Petition circulation for the March 20, 2018 primary election for Democratic and Republican candidates started Tuesday, according to Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser. The ballot access campaign for both major parties began Tuesday morning and will continue until the filing period for nominating papers and petition signatures, which will be from Monday, November 24 through Monday, December 4.

County offices to be nominated in the primary election includes:

  • a two-year unexpired term for State’s Attorney to fill the vacancy created by former State’s Attorney Chris Matoush, who was appointed to a Circuit Court judge in early August;
  • county executive offices for Sheriff, County Treasurer and County Clerk;
  • the Regional Superintendent of Schools (dependent on where you are in Montgomery County);
  • 11 of 21 seats on the Montgomery County Board, representing all 7 county board districts;
  • precinct committeemen

The primary will also determine the nomination for U.S. Representative – 13th District, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, State Senate – 48th District, State Representative – 95th District and, if applicable, any judge vacancies. State central committee representatives for the Democratic Party will also be elected.

The general election will take place on November 6, 2018.

Interested parties seeking more information about the upcoming elections are encouraged to contact Leitheiser by calling her office (217) 532-9530.

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- Jake Leonard is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed and general manager of Heartland Internet Media Networks. He is an active contributor to the Nokomis Free Press-Progress in Nokomis, IL. He currently serves as chairman of Tri-Counties Libertarian Party, as deputy communications director for the Libertarian Party of Illinois and as chairman and co-founder of the Libertarian Party Millennial Caucus. He has also been politically active since 2015, having run for city council, state representative, school board and is currently running for state senator for the 2018 election season.

Petition circulation period for underway for March 2018 primaries