URBANA – Local candidate yard signs are popping up around our neighborhoods, a sign that the Champaign and Urbana Primary Election is just around the corner. The February 23rd Primary Election will determine the candidates who will run in the Municipal Election on April 6th.

The wave of social and racial unrest, and pushback against police misconduct both locally and nationally have spurred a cohort of newcomers seeking change in our local government.

Who we elect as our local representatives will have a huge impact on our daily lives. As we have seen in the past year (read more here and here), the leadership of our cities is the driving factor in whether our community will be a leader in police reform, transparency, and accountability.

This is the time to make your voice heard. CU Perspective has put together a Voter Guide to help voters navigate the election process.

View and download pdf version of Voter Guide with live links here