If you are voting in the Republican primary this year, youâ€™d better do your homework. We have six candidates each for (federal) senator and lieutenant governor, and seven candidates for governor. Your local district may have other hotly contested races. If you simply walk into the booth with no preparation, youâ€™ll probably have no idea who to vote for in the stateâ€™s most important contests.
If you live in Kane County, go to www.kanecountyelections.org, and get an advance copy of your ballot (elsewhere you can get a list of candidates from www.evoter.com. Then find all these candidatesâ€™ websites and do your homework. It will take you a few hours, but it will be worth it to know what youâ€™re doing when you vote.