A Nonpartisan Resource for the Tuesday, November 2020 General Election.

General Election: A final election for a political office with a limited list of candidates. The candidates in the general election are the people who won their party’s primary election. General elections happen at a local, state, and national level.

MAIL-IN VOTING

Due to COVID-19 many are looking for mail-in voting. Find out more and request your ballot.

REGISTER TO VOTE

WHERE TO VOTE

IMPORTANT DATES

SEPTEMBER 24

Vote by mail begins

OCTOBER 6

Close of voter registration

OCTOBER 7

Grace period registration and grace period voting begins

NOVEMBER 2

Early voting period ends

NOVEMBER 3

General Election.
Mail in ballots must be post marked by this date.

CANDIDATES/BALLOT MEASURES

List of candidates has been compiled to the best of our ability. If a candidate's name or official site is not listed, please contact info@woodriverlibrary.org to request a candidate be added upon review.

*indicates incumbent candidate

In alphabetical order

Auditor

Democratic Party

Republican Party


Circuit Clerk

Democratic Party

Republican Party


Coroner

Democratic Party


County Board Chair

Democratic Party

Republican Party


States Attorney

Democratic Party

Republican Party

U.S. PRESIDENT

In alphabetical order

Democratic Party

Republican Party

U.S. SENTAOR

In alphabetical order

Democratic Party

Independent

Libertarian Party

Republican Party

CONGRESS

in alphabetical order

Find your district

12th Congressional District

Democratic Party

Republican Party


13th Congressional District

Democratic Party

Republican Party


15th Congressional District

Democratic Party

Libertarian Party

Republican Party

COUNTY

JUDICIAL

In alphabetical order

Circuit Court 3rd Judicial Circuit

Democratic Party

GOVERNMENT SITES

Madison County Clerk’s Office

Madison County Election Calendar

Madison County Voter Information

Illinois State Board of Elections A quick and easy way to find candidate filings, general election information, and to verify if you are registered to vote in Illinois.

Federal Voting Assistance Program Federal voting assistance for service members, their families, and overseas citizens. Provides access to election officials and voting assistance officers to help navigate the absentee voting process.

Presidential Election Process Learn about the Presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions. The Federal Government has developed a glossary of common terms used during election seasons.  Perfect for new voters.

CAMPAIGN FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

Federal Election Commission–Official United States Government website that tracks campaign finance and donations.

Illinois Sunshine– a tool for browsing political contributions in the state of Illinois.

DEBATE SCHEDULE

PRESIDENTIAL

September 29, 2020

University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana)

VICE-PRESIDENTIAL

October 7

The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)

PRESIDENTIAL

October 15, 2020

The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

PRESIDENTIAL

October 22, 2020

Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee)

FACT CHECKING

Annenberg Political Fact Check– A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.


Center for Public Integrity– A nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom investigating democracy, power, and privilege. Their reporting focuses on the influence of money and the impact of inequality on our society.


Newsguard– Browser extension that provides an easy way to evaluate websites. “Green-Red ratings compiled by a team of trained journalists signal if a website is trying to get it right or has a hidden agenda, or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.”


Politifact– Fact checking website founded by editors of Time Magazine and in conjunction with Congressional Quarterly.

GENERAL RESOURCES

BallotReady– a nonpartisan site that allows you to build your ballot by diving into every candidate and referendum on your ballot including candidate’s backgrounds, stances on issues, and experience. BallotReady lets you “explore your ballot, make informed choices, and vote!”


BestColleges.com Student Voting Guide– A nonpartisan guide designed for college students. Includes a bipartisan key issues guide and voter registration information for each state.


ProCon.org– Pros and Cons of current issues- Feeling overwhelmed by all the issues being debated during the 2020 Presidential Election? Start here! ProCon.org is a nonprofit nonpartisan public charity that use professional researchers and rigorous editorial standards.


Project Vote Smart– a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office.

POLITICAL PARTIES

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

GREEN PARTY

LIBERTARIAN PARTY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

This page is compiled and maintained by librarians at the Wood River Public Library. Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement. Last updated 08/04/2020

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