With the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, we wanted to provide an update on the four states with elections scheduled for today: Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. Please continue to seek out official sources of information related to the coronavirus and voting.
The Ohio primary scheduled for today has been indefinitely postponed after Ohio state health officials declared a public health emergency at literally the 11th hour last night. Charmaine McGuffey’s primary has not yet been rescheduled, but the date requested by Gov. Mike DeWine during the preceding court battle was June 2.
For more information about voting in Ohio, visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s official website.
The Illinois primary is going ahead as scheduled, with early voting sites kept open today to reduce crowing at regular precinct polling sites. LGBTQ Victory Fund candidates on the ballot today are listed below.
- Lamont Robinson, HD-05 (incumbent)
- Ty Cratic, HD-09
- Yoni Pizer, HD-12 (appointed incumbent)
- Greg Harris, HD-13 (incumbent)
- Maggie Trevor, HD-54
- Jacob Meister, Clerk of Cook County Circuit Court
- Jill Rose Quinn, Cook County Circuit Court Judge, At-Large
- Levander “Van” Smith, Jr., Cook County Circuit Court Judge, At-Large (appointed incumbent)
- Michael Forti, Cook County Circuit Court Judge, 8th Subcircuit (incumbent)
- Brad Trowbridge, Cook County Circuit Court Judge, 8th Subcircuit
- Mary Catherine “Mary Cay” Marubio, Cook County Circuit Court Judge
For more information about voting in Illinois, visit the Illinois Board of Elections’ official website.
Arizona & Florida
Both Arizona and Florida are proceeding with their presidential primaries as scheduled. Because these states separate their presidential primaries from their state legislative and down-ticket primaries, our candidates are not on the ballot today with the exception of Daniel Sohn, candidate for Haverhill City Council in Florida. Arizona candidates have a scheduled primary for August 4, and Florida candidates have a scheduled primary for August 18.
For more information about voting in Arizona, visit the Arizona Secretary of State’s official website.
For more information about voting in Florida, visit the Florida Secretary of State’s official website.