Election 2021 - WCBU Voter Guide

WCBU is committed to helping you become an informed voter ahead of the April 6 local election.

How To Vote

You can register to vote online.

You can also request a mail-in ballot in Peoria CountyTazewell County, or Woodford County.

Early voting options: Peoria | Tazewell | Woodford

Candidates Forum

WCBU hosted a forum Jan. 21 featuring the candidates running for Peoria mayor in the primary. This virtual event was co-sponsored by WCBU, the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria, and the Peoria Public Library. You can watch the Jan. 21 forum on YouTube below or read our recap story.

Peoria Mayoral Candidates

These candidates advanced through a five-way primary to make the April 6 general election ballot:

Peoria City Council Candidates

Find out which district you live in. You can also find candidate surveys below, conducted by the League of Women Voters Peoria County.

1st District City Council (Surveys)

  • Denise Jackson
  • Denise Moore

2nd District City Council (Surveys)

  • Peter Kobak
  • Charles V. Grayeb

3rd District City Council (Surveys)

  • Gale Thetford
  • Timothy Riggenbach

4th District City Council (Surveys)

  • Andre W. Allen
  • Stephen A. Kouri

5th District City Council (Surveys)

  • Ryan Hite
  • Denis Cyr

Peoria Public Schools Board

#3 or Northern District

#2 or Central District

  • Lynne Costic (i) - unopposed

WCBU is also following several other races in the Tri-County area. See our most recent coverage in the stories below.

Ways to Connect

Peter Kobak has decided to take another shot at joining the Peoria City Council.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

At-Large Peoria City Councilwoman Rita Ali is running for mayor.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Ten years after it closed, the crumbling old Harrison School still stands at 2702 W. Krause Ave. on Peoria's South Side. It wasn't supposed to be this way.

Shawn Allen for City Clerk via Facebook

A Peoria Police Officer says he's running to become the next city clerk.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Former Peoria TV reporter Denise Jackson is running for the 1st District City Council seat.

Couri Thomas for Peoria via Facebook

Couri Thomas is once again making a run for Peoria mayor.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Chuck Brown said he would be a unifying force to lead Peoria through troubled times if elected mayor next spring.