On March 20, Lemont voters will head to the polls for the Illinois primary.
Confused about what district you fall in to after the lines were redrawn? We've got you covered. Wonder how long you can procrastinate before mailing in your absentee ballot? We'll tell you that, too.
Our handy guide will help you keep track of important dates and information. Click a race below to read profiles of each of the candidates. Scroll down the guide for all the latest news from the campaign trail.
This is also a chance for you to get involved. Got a question for a candidate? Have some election-related news to share? Post it in the comments section, or email Lemont Patch Editor Amanda Luevano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know the dates
Feb. 27-March 15: Early voting window
March 13: Last day of grace period registration and voting
March 15: Last day the Cook County Clerk will send out absentee ballots. Call 630-407-5600 as soon as possible if you need one.
March 16: In-person absentee voting begins at the Clerk's downtown Chicago office and five suburban courthouse mini-centers
March 19: Postmark deadline for absentee ballots; last day of in-person absentee voting at the Clerk's downtown Chicago office and five suburban courthouse mini-centers
March 20: Illinois primary
Know your district
Because of the 2011 redistricting, parts of Lemont now fall within different districts than they did before. Find out which districts you live in with the state board of election’s interactive map.
Know your polling place
Your polling place depends on which precinct you live in. To find your polling place, visit the Cook County Clerk's website. Voters in Lemont can also visit the websites of the DuPage County Clerk and the Will County Clerk, or the Illinois State Board of Elections.
If you know your precinct, we've put together a list of polling places you can refer to:
|Location||Address||Handicap Accessible||Precinct #|
|Centennial Community Center||16058 W. 127th St.||Yes||9, 11, 13|
|Lemont Township||1115 Warner Ave.||Yes||6|
|Lemont High School||800 Porter St.||Yes||4, 5|
|Lithuanian World Center||14911 127th St.||Yes||3, 14|
|Our Lady of Victory Convent||11400 Theresa Drive||Yes||2|
|Slovenian Cultural Center||14252 Main St.||Yes||1, 12|
|VFW Post 5819||15780 New Ave.||Yes||7, 8, 10
Know the races
- 3rd Congressional District
- Illinois Senate, 41st District
- Illinois House, 82nd District
Know the issues
Electric Aggregation Referendum
Lemont residents will be asked to vote on a referendum that would authorize electric aggregation, an option under state law that allows municipalities to bundle residential and commercial accounts and negotiate with third-party suppliers for the lowest price.
The referendum will appear on on the March 20 ballot in this form:
“Shall the Village of Lemont have the Authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?”
3rd Congressional District
Illinois Senate, 41st District
Illinois House, 82nd District