Equipment to make voting in Champaign County a snap

URBANA — Voting in Champaign County should take less time this fall, and election record-keeping should be more accurate, thanks to a $150,000 federal grant and new equipment purchased by the county.

Advisory questions will appear on Champaign County ballots

URBANA — Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten will print advisory referendums on City of Champaign Township and Cunningham Township ballots this November despite earlier questions about their appropriateness.

Cities launch information campaign on electricity ballot question

CHAMPAIGN — Bus billboards and a new website have sprung up as the cities of Champaign and Urbana try to inform residents about a ballot question voters will see on the March 20 ballot and the potential savings they could see on their electric bill.

Drawing will determine ballot position for some Ford County races

PAXTON — A random drawing will be held to determine the ballot placement of eight candidates for the Ford County Board in the March 2012 Republican primary election.

Four candidates for four open board seats in District 1 and four candidates for four seats in District 2 were among those who showed up early Monday morning at the courthouse in Paxton to file their nominating petitions.