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Iowa caucus voting
Erik House

Heartland Community College journalism student Erik House said he decided on a whim Monday to drive to Iowa City to witness the political spectacle. He saw how messy democracy can be.

Secretary of State Jesse White
Seth Perlman / AP

At least three of 16 Illinois residents who cast ballots after being mistakenly registered to vote are U.S. citizens after all, election officials said Wednesday in assessing the damage caused by an error in the state’s automatic voter registration system.

McLean County Government Center
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Political candidates have begun filing petitions for ballot access in the primary election next March.

Karla Bailey-Smith speaks at podium
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Democrat Karla Bailey-Smith of Bloomington made her official 2020 campaign announcement Thursday in the race for Illinois’ 88th House District.

Steve Suess

The chair of the McLean County Libertarian Party announced his candidacy for state party chair late Wednesday.

What Happens When You Lose An Election?

Nov 9, 2018
Eric Stock / WGLT

After every election, the focus is on the winners, their thoughts about the campaign and goals for the office. But every election also has candidates who lose, despite fighting just as hard as those who won.

With only three weeks until Election Day, the Illinois State Board of Elections wants to reassure voters their information is safe from cyberattacks. 

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

In the race for McLean County clerk, incumbent Republican Kathy Michael and her Democratic challenger Nikita Richards have often been at odds.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Democrat Nikita Richards says Republican McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael “broke the law” when she delayed the start of early voting last spring. Republicans say that’s a “bold lie that cannot be allowed to stand.”