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Election 2020

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

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)

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. 

Updated 11:55 a.m. | A Bloomington-Normal real estate broker has thrown his hat in the ring once again in the race to unseat Republican state Rep. Dan Brady in 2020.

Democratic congressional candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan said the president’s racist rhetoric about four members of Congress is “very worrisome” in part because it prevents “real issues” like health care from being addressed.

Londrigan, Davis Differ On Views Of PAC Money

Jul 17, 2019
Londrigan and Davis
Cindy Le / WGLT

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan pledged to not take any money from corporate political action committees, or PACs, in her second run for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.

Mary Cullen / WGLT

Despite a conservative ruling, one Republican congressman from Central Illinois is “very disappointed” in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on gerrymandering.

People at a debate watch party
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Many McLean County Democrats are taking a "wait and see" approach before choosing a candidate to support in next year's presidential primary.

Cheri Bustos walking in front of U.S. Capitol building
Susan Walsh / AP

The woman tasked with getting more Democrats elected in Congress next year feels the party is well positioned to win a Central Illinois district that's long been in Republican hands.

Twenty candidates have made it to the first round of Democratic primary debates. Ten take the stage Wednesday night, with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the center. Night 2, on Thursday, will include former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The two-hour debate, hosted by NBC News/MSNBC/Telemundo, starts at 9 p.m. ET both nights.

As you watch, follow NPR's live blog for analysis and fact checks of the candidates' statements.

Two elected officials standing outside a post office
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

GOP Rep. Darin LaHood says President Trump's strategy of blocking his staff members from testifying before Congress will not work.

Connie poses
Ryan Denham / WGLT

One year into the job, the chair of the McLean County GOP says she’s focused on building up her party’s ground game to push back against newly energized Democrats.

a wall of campaign signs.
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

A year ago, Erik Rankin took over as Chair of the McLean County Democratic Party. In that time, Democrats have added County Board seats, elected city council members that have party values and built party infrastructure. 

Londrigan with a crowd of people and signs
Dirksen Londrigan campaign

Only five months after she lost an election for the U.S. House, Springfield Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan announced Thursday she is running for Congress again in the 13th District.

Renato Mariotti speaks
Merlin Mather / Courtesy

CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti said those who oppose President Trump should not count on a special prosecutor's report or Congress to get rid of the president.

Briahna Joy Gray
Illinois State University

A journalist with expertise in progressive politics says Bernie Sanders is a welcome addition to a crowded, predominantly centrist group of candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination.

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