There is interesting news coming on this front from an article at the local Wheaton Community Television written by Jake Stofan:
Democrats are taking the state’s election system to federal court. They’re challenging a law that requires candidates belonging to the party of the current governor to be listed first on the ballot. 20-year Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho, who is testifying in the case, said the ballot order has an effect on results.
“The individual who’s listed first gains an advantage,” said Sancho. The Primacy Effect as it’s know, is at the center of the lawsuit filed by Democrats. They allege 20 years of Republican-led tickets have cost them multiple tight races.
“They’re saying that we can wipe out this permanent benefit, which one party seems to be getting in the modern era,” said Sancho. Democrats’ conducted a study in 2017.
See full story here.