Election 2020 | WGLT

Election 2020

HOW TO VOTE

Find my polling place: Bloomington | Normal & McLean County

Sample ballot: Bloomington | Normal & McLean County

KEY RACES & ISSUES

The WGLT Newsroom is closely following several races on the ballot in 2020.

13th Congressional District | WGLT Debate Recap

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

18th Congressional District

88th House District - Candidate Forum | Video

105th House District - Candidate Forum | Video

County Coroner - Candidate Forum

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 6 contested races against Republicans.

WGLT is expecting contested races in the following County Board districts:

(i) = denotes incumbent

We're also covering other important statewide and federal races:

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)

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.

The candidates vying for a McLean County Board seat representing Bloomington’s south end share visions of a cooperative approach to handling and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a well-functioning county-run nursing home.

The two differ on their approaches and priorities representing the area.

Lea and Jordan
Courtesy

Two candidates with ties to Bloomington-Normal’s higher education institutions are vying for a chance to represent downtown and the city’s west side on the McLean County Board.

Kevin Woodard and Rob Fazzini
WGLT file photos

The two challengers seeking to become McLean County auditor both say they want politics removed from the office.

Jason Barickman speaks
Staff / WGLT

Some political observers think the announcement last week by Exelon that it will close two northern Illinois nuclear reactors is an opening bid for legislative help.

IDPH Voting Guidance Specifies Social Distancing, Recommends Masks

Aug 31, 2020
I Voted stickers on a roll
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The Illinois Department of Public Health has released in-person voting guidelines for election authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 this year.

A picture of Erik Rankin backed by a blue vinyl panel with party logos.
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Former McLean County Democratic Party Chair Erik Rankin has dropped out of the race for McLean County circuit clerk.

The Bloomington City Council gave the official OK Monday night for Grossinger Motors Arena to be used as a “universal” voting site for McLean County residents on Election Day on Nov. 3.

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