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Politicians start collecting signatures as Illinois election season officially kicks off

Tuesday is the official kickoff to the 2024 political season. Candidates began the work of getting on the ballot for next spring’s primary election.

Voters may not be thinking a lot about the 2024 election right now, since it is still 14 months away, but many politicians are.

Tuesday marked the first day they could start collecting petition signatures to get on the ballot. A number of Latino elected officials were looking for support at an Orange Line stop on the city’s Southwest Side.

“We’ll be out knocking on doors every single day until December 4 to make sure that we continue to hear our voters and fight for our communities,” said State Rep. Aaron Ortiz.