Election Day reports, insights and observations from Geneva Patch Editor Rick Nagel, Batavia Patch Editor Charles Menchaca and St. Charles Patch Editor Ted Schnell.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
5 p.m.— Batavia-area voters are moving through the polls quickly and painlessly. Here's what some of them had to say on the Batavia Patch Facebook page: Vicki Dvorak Islely: "I voted at lunchtime. Only a couple people were ahead of me. No long delays. Was basically in and out." Wendy Coyle: "Line of 10 around noon, I was voter #460; ran out of 'I Voted' stickers, but that's probably a good thing:)" St. Charles Patch: I spent the early afternoon at the St. Charles Police Department picking up police reports and waiting as folks posted to my Facebook query on their voting experiences on Tuesday. I got home and made a pot of coffee, filled up my Thermos, set up my laptop and am ready for the “fun” to begin later this evening. I am not certain…
As we start a new week, it's always good to get caught up on state politics. Here's an easy guide to what happened last week.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Illinois Watchdog, formerly Illinois Statehouse News. SPRINGFIELD – Voter purges and other campaign news began to take center stage in Illinois as September drew to a close and the November election looms. Southern Illinois counties purge 4,000 from voter rolls Two cash-strapped counties in far southern Illinois purged more than 4,000 names from the voter rolls ahead of the November presidential election. Alexander and Massac counties at the southern tip of the state culled the voters from the rolls for reasons like death and relocation. State elections officials say they are continuing efforts to clean up Illinois’ lists of registered voters. “Having good, clean …