Election Day Arrives: Polls Open Until 7 p.m. | WGLT

Election Day Arrives: Polls Open Until 7 p.m.

Mar 20, 2018

It's Election Day (finally)! Voters across Illinois are going to the polls Tuesday in a primary that will set up another high-stakes election in November.

Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in McLean County. A few other things to keep in mind:

Find Your Polling Place

Not sure where to go to vote? The Illinois State Board of Elections can point you in the right direction.

It's a good idea to check: A few polling places in Normal recently moved to Heartland Community College.

Sample Ballots

This time around in McLean County, you've got three choices for your ballot: Republican, Democratic, or Libertarian. (That last one is new.)

A few rural precincts have a referendum on the ballot. If you only wish to vote for the referendum, you don’t have to declare a party affiliation; you simply request a Nonpartisan ballot.

Sample ballots are available for:

Who is My Representative?

Thanks to all sorts of gerrymandering, it's sometimes hard to determine your member of Congress or state representative.

Again, this is where the Illinois State Board of Elections comes in handy. Plug in your address and see which district you're in and who represents you.

Need a Ride?

Connect Transit and Checker Cab are both offering free rides all day Tuesday. Spread the word.

Talking Politics

If you just can't wait for the results to begin coming in Tuesday night, head over to GLT's private Facebook group. It's called Election 2018 in McLean County. And you guessed it: It's where we talk about Election 2018 in McLean County. Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, independents, whatever. All are welcome.

GLT Coverage

We'll have our full GLT news team out and about Tuesday night at watch parties, ready to bring you the results and candidate reaction. Our friends at Illinois Public Radio will keep an eye on statewide races.

Stay with WGLT.org for the latest information, and listen to 89.1 FM or stream us for regular updates.

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