WGLT is committed to providing the information you need about the candidates and the issues to make an informed decision in the 2020 election.
How To Vote
NPR Special Coverage
NPR and WGLT will provide live, anchored special coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions coming up in August, the presidential and vice-presidential debates in September and October, and Election Night itself on Nov. 3.
- Democratic National Convention: 8-10:30 p.m. Aug. 17-20
- Republican National Convention: Aug. 24-27, times TBD
- Debates: 7-10 p.m. on Sept. 29, Oct. 7 (vice presidential), Oct. 15, and Oct. 22
Listen on 89.1 FM or stream at WGLT.org.
Key Races & Issues
The WGLT Newsroom is closely following several races on the ballot in 2020.
U.S. Senate – Democratic incumbent Dick Durbin, challengers Mark Curran (Republican), Danny Malouf (Libertarian), David Black (Green), Willie Wilson (Willie Wilson Party), and Chad Koppie (Constitution)
13th Congressional District – Rep. Rodney Davis (Republican), challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (Democrat)
18th Congressional District – Rep. Darin LaHood (Republican), challenger George Petrilli (Democrat)
Constitutional amendment (graduated/progressive income tax)
88th House District – State Rep. Keith Sommer (Republican), challengers Karla Bailey-Smith (Democrat) and Kenneth Allison (Libertarian)
105th House District – State Rep. Dan Brady (Republican), challenger Chemberly Cummings (Democrat)
County Coroner – incumbent Kathy Davis (Republican), challenger Abbi Sorrells (Democrat)
County Auditor – incumbent Michelle Anderson (Republican), challengers Rob Fazzini (Democrat) and Kevin Woodard (Libertarian)
County Circuit Clerk – incumbent Don Everhart (Republican), challenger Erik Rankin (Democrat)
McLean County Board – Republicans currently hold a 13-7 majority. For Democrats to win control, they would have to protect two Democratic seats (George Gordon/District 6 and Carlo Robustelli/District 8) and win 4 of 5 seats now held by Republicans.
WGLT is expecting contested races in the following County Board districts:
- District 2 - Republican William Friedrich (i), Democrat Jeff Bertrand
- District 3 - Republican George Wendt (i), Democrat R.J. McCracken, Libertarian Derek Evans
- District 4 - Republican Adelita Cruz, Democrat Benjamin Webb
- District 5 - Republican John McIntyre (i), Democrat Rachael Lund, Libertarian Jo Ann Litwiller
- District 6 - Democrat Hannah Beer, Libertarian David Scarpelli
- District 7 - Republican Jacob Beard, Democrat Val Laymon, Libertarian Darin Kaeb
- District 8 - Republican Jordan Baker, Democrat Lea Cline
- District 9 - Republican Susan Schafer (i), Democrat Jackie Gunderson
(i) = denotes incumbent