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Election 2020

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

Request mail-in ballot: Bloomington voters | Normal & McLean County voters

Early voting schedule and locations: Bloomington | Normal & McLean County

Find my polling place: Bloomington | Normal & McLean County

Sample ballot: Bloomington | Normal & McLean County

NPR SPECIAL COVERAGE

NPR and WGLT will provide live, anchored special coverage of the presidential and vice-presidential debates in September and October. Coverage is from 8-10 p.m.

  • Sept. 29
  • Oct. 7 (vice presidential)
  • Oct. 15
  • 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.

See our broadcast schedule for this year's candidate interviews.

President

Constitutional amendment (graduated/progressive income tax)

U.S. Senate

  • Dick Durbin (i) (Democrat)
  • Mark Curran (Republican)
  • Danny Malouf (Libertarian)
  • David Black (Green)
  • Willie Wilson (Willie Wilson Party)
  • Chad Koppie (Constitution)

13th Congressional District

  • Rodney Davis (i) (Republican)
  • Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (Democrat)

18th Congressional District

  • Darin LaHood (i) (Republican)
  • George Petrilli (Democrat)

88th House District

105th House District - Candidate Forum | Video

County Coroner

County Auditor - Candidate Forum | Video

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:

(i) = denotes incumbent

A candidate running in a mostly rural McLean County Board district says he hopes people will consider voting for him, even if they’ve not historically supported Democrats.

AP Photo/LM Otero

Bloomington-Normal’s colleges are striking up a friendly competition to see which school can get the most students registered to vote ahead of the November election.

Candidate Questionnaire: Rodney Davis

Sep 22, 2020
Rodney Davis
Campaign Photo

These responses were provided by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, the Republican candidate for the 13th Congressional District. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Jordan Baker

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Jordan Baker, the Republican candidate for McLean County Board in District 8. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Darin George Kaeb

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Darin George Kaeb, the Libertarian candidate for McLean County Board in District 7. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Lea Cline

Sep 22, 2020
Lea Cline
Facebook

These responses were submitted by Lea Cline, the Democratic candidate for McLean County Board in District 8. See more candidate responses.

Why do you want to represent your district on the McLean County Board?

Candidate Questionnaire: Jackie Gunderson

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Jackie Gunderson, the Democratic candidate for McLean County Board in District 9. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Jacob Beard

Sep 22, 2020
Jacob Beard
Jacob Beard

These responses were submitted by Jacob Beard, the Republican candidate for McLean County Board in District 7. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: John McIntyre

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by John McIntyre, the Republican candidate for McLean County Board in District 5. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Adelita Cruz

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Adelita Cruz, the Republican candidate for McLean County Board in District 4. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Derek Evans

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Derek Evans, a Libertarian candidate for McLean County Board in District 3. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: RJ McCracken

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by RJ McCracken, a Democratic candidate for McLean County Board in District 3. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Jeff Bertrand

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Jeff Bertrand, a Democratic candidate for McLean County Board in District 2. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Ben Webb

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Ben Webb, a Democratic candidate for McLean County Board in District 4. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Val Laymon

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Val Laymon, a Democratic candidate for McLean County Board in District 7. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Susan Schafer

Sep 22, 2020
Susan Schafer
Susan Schafer

These responses were submitted by Susan Schafer, a Republican candidate for McLean County Board in District 9. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Hannah Beer

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Hannah Beer, a Democratic candidate for McLean County Board in District 6. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Rachael Lund

Sep 22, 2020

These responses were submitted by Rachael Lund, a Democratic candidate for McLean County Board in District 5. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Karla Bailey-Smith

Sep 21, 2020

These responses were submitted by Karla Bailey-Smith, the Democratic candidate for the 88th House District. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Kenneth R. Allison

Sep 21, 2020

These responses were submitted by Kenneth R. Allison, the Libertarian candidate for the 88th House District. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Chemberly Cummings

Sep 21, 2020

These responses were submitted by Chemberly Cummings, the Democratic candidate in the 105th House District. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Dan Brady

Sep 21, 2020

These responses were submitted by state Rep. Dan Brady, the Republican incumbent in the 105th House District. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Abbi Sorrells

Sep 21, 2020
McLean County Democrats

These responses were submitted by Abbi Sorrells, the Democratic candidate for McLean County coroner. See more candidate responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Robert B. Fazzini

Sep 21, 2020
Robert B. Fazzini
Rob Fazzini

These responses were submitted by Robert Fazzini, the Democratic candidate for McLean County auditor. See more candidates responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Kevin Woodard

Sep 21, 2020

These responses were submitted by Kevin Woodard, the Libertarian candidate for McLean County auditor. See more candidates responses.

Candidate Questionnaire: Michelle Anderson

Sep 21, 2020

These responses were submitted by Michelle Anderson, the incumbent Republican McLean County auditor. See more candidates responses.

people holding candles
Emily Bollinger / WGLT

More than 160 candle flames flickered Saturday in Bloomington in memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The McLean County Board seat in District 4 representing central and northwest Normal is an opportunity for new representation. Longtime County Board member and retired Chief Circuit Judge William Caisley chose not to run again.

A McLean County Board incumbent says he's helped make county government more accessible, but his challengers say the county hasn't done enough.

Carlo Robustelli
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

McLean County Board member Carlo Robustelli has resigned, effective at the end of the month. Robustelli was not running for a new term anyway, but a new job prompted the early resignation.

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