ROCKFORD — A Feb. 23 primary election will decide who joins City Council from at least three wards and the fate of a critical road referendum.

Rockford is the only city in Winnebago County with a primary this year and every vote could make a difference. Voter turnout for such elections in the past have been very low, ranging from  4% to 8% in last four local primaries since 2001.

Here is what you need to know about the election Tuesday.

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