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Election Day: Who’s on the ballot and what to expect in Peoria’s consolidated primary


(HOI) -- After 15 years as Peoria's mayor, Jim Ardis will not be on a ballot seeking reelection, paving the way for several others to put their names on the ticket for the city's top elected seat.

Ardis announced he would not be running for reelection in October 2020.

Polls on Tuesday will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m..

On the ballot for the consolidated primary election for the mayor's seat are Adres Diaz, Rita Ali, Jim Montelongo, Sid Ruckriegel and Chama St. Louis.

The primary will narrow down the race to two candidates ahead of the April 6 general election.

Find more on the candidates at Heart of Illinois ABC's Mayoral Candidate Forum page.

Several other Peoria races are also in the works in Tuesday's consolidated primary election.

For Peoria city treasurer, David Beck, Patrick Risen, Stephen Morris and Brooke Petty Sommerville are vying for a chance at the two available slots in the general election.

Peoria City Council District 1 has Denise Jackson, incumbent Denise Moore and Aaron Chess Jr. on the ticket.

The District 2 race includes incumbent Chuck Grayeb, James Kemper and Peter Kobak.

District 3 will see a race between Gale Thetford, Lawrence Maushard and incumbent Tim Riggenbach.

In the race for District 4 is Stephen Kouri, Andre Alen and Patricia Melaik.

In a partisan race for Peoria Township, incumbent Frank Abdnour will face LaTrina Leary.

We'll be providing updates throughout the day and night as the election unfolds. You can watch coverage from Heart of Illinois ABC online here.

Updated results can be found on our Election Page right here.

Sample ballot for Peoria County consolidated primary election


Drew Veskauf

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