PEORIA - Work is being done to keep winter weather from disrupting voters in Tuesday primaries.
Primary voting in Peoria's first and fifth districts takes place Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Peoria Election Commission is figuring out how to handle the expected snowfall. Crews are prepared to sweep and clean every voting location.
However, Thomas Bride, executive director of the election commission, says there are concerns about getting voting machines back to headquarters to be counted.
Absentee voting was extended until 6 p.m. for people wanting to avoid the snow. However, the snow is not expected to hurt what some say will be a low turnout.
"Early voting and absentee voting were not-- we haven't even hit 300 voters, so we don't expect a large turnout anyway. But a weather event never helps turnout," Bride said.
In the first district, current at-large city councilman Gary Sandberg faces off against Denise Moore and Randall Emert.
Current fifth district seat holder, Councilman Dan Irving faces Casey Johnson and write-in, Dan Adler.