Final results for the 2022 Midterm General Election were posted on the Clerk's website at this link as of November 22, 2022. Click the images below to see how local media reported results
This item is adapted from a News-Gazette article by Jeff D'Alessio on Friday, November 11, 2022. See the article for more details.
Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons said that the tabulating of mail ballots will resume Monday because of Veterans’ Day. Only the race for the 6th Circuit judgeship remains too close to call. The number of mail ballots yet to be counted could grow if more are postmarked by election day arrive by Nov. 22.
This item was adapted from a News-Gazette article by Jeff D'Alessio on November 10, 2022. For full details, see the News-Gazette story.
The Champaign County Clerk and Recorder’s office urged patience as “connectivity issues and server performance” slowed down voting at some polling locations on election day. The Clerk attributed the problems to cyber attacks on the network and servers.
Champaign County is one of three out of 108 election jurisdictions in the state where voters can vote at any polling place. A “custom ballot” is printed out on the spot for each voter, which might also have been a factor in the delays at some locations.
This item was adapted from a News-Gazette article by Dave Hinton on November 10, 2022. For full details, see the News-Gazette story.
After a tax hike proposal designed to alleviate overcrowding in Mahomet-Seymour public schools failed by a 60 to 40 percent margin, school officials will reflect how to proceed. The measure would have raised taxes by $59.4 million to build a new junior high school. “The significant overcrowding and substandard conditions at our junior high will continue to be critical issues that we will work with our community to address,” said school board President Max McComb.
This item was adapted from a News-Gazette article on November 6, 2022 by Mary Schenk. The full article is at this link or on page A8.
“A Champaign County judge Saturday reversed an earlier order limiting a top staffer from the Champaign County clerk's office from dealing with election business after purported election ballots were seen in her unattended car last month.
The judge said there was a factual dispute over whether ballots an election judge saw … at the Brookens Administrative Center were official or unofficial test ballots. The judge will hold another hearing Monday on the dispute.”
The News-Gazette.com has been publishing one-on-one Question & Answers with 22 incumbents and contenders in Tuesday's General Election races. Among the Q&As were the four Republicans and four Democrats running for four Champaign County Board seats in Districts 4 and 5. Visit this page at the News-Gazette for more on the QA series.
The District 4 and 5 candidates were asked the following questions:
The candidates' answers to more of the six questions posed are accessible under the Election 2022 tab on the News-Gazette's website (https://www.news-gazette.com/election/2022/).
This item summarizes an article in the News-Gazette on Sunday, November 6, 2022 by Dave Hinton. Read the full article at the News-Gazette.
The Mahomet-Seymour School Referendum asks voters to approve an increase in the property tax in order to build a new junior high school to alleviate overcrowding in the current school.
In this article, four residents said how they would vote and why. Two said they would vote for it, saying that the need is real and Mahomet would protect the quality of its schools. It is better to pay now rather than pay more later on to address the problem. Two voters said they would vote against, saying that the timing is not right for a tax hike now. There is no comprehensive development plan. The current school building is not in such bad shape that it could not be upgraded rather than build a new school
Here is a photo of the main entrance of the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School. It was taken just before the June 28 primary by
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This article refers to a News-Gazette column by Tom Kacich which appears Sundays in The News-Gazette. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the News-Gazette to read the article.
On November 6, Tom Kacich evaluates the status of the race for the 104th Congressional District (Marron R v. Cunningham D), noting the consequences of redistricting and focusing on the financial resources fielded by both campaigns
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