There will be just two contested races for county office during the June 5th Primary in Lee and Des Moines Counties.
One of the contests is in the 5th Supervisor District in Lee County.
Chairperson Janet Fife-LaFrenz is being challenged by former Supervisor Matt Pflug in the Democratic Primary. Keokuk Alderman Mike O’Connor will likely face the winner as he was the lone Republican to file in District 5.
Turnout was fairly light across west-central Illinois. The biggest snafu in the region happened in McDonough County, where Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes ran hair dryers out to a few polling places that had damp ballots. It's not known what caused the dampness. DeJaynes said she planned to speak to the vendor about the issue.