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.
Due to COVID-19 many are looking for mail-in voting. Find out more and request your ballot.
REGISTER TO VOTE
In person including at Wood River Public Library or Wood River City Hall
By Mail- Mail-In Voter Registration Form- download PDF or form to complete online and print
Automatic Voter Registration, commonly known as “AVR”, is a bipartisan initiative and establishes electronic voter registration at multiple Illinois state agencies, including Secretary of State Driver’s Service facilities.
Restoration of Voting Rights after a felony conviction.
WHERE TO VOTE
Vote by mail begins
Close of voter registration
Grace period registration and grace period voting begins
Early voting period ends
Mail in ballots must be post marked by this date.
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 to request a candidate be added upon review.
*indicates incumbent candidate
in alphabetical order
12th Congressional District
Ray Lenzi (Campaign Website)
Mike Bost* (Campaign Website)
13th Congressional District
Betsy Londrigan (Campaign Website)
Rodney Davis* (Campaign Website)
15th Congressional District
Erika Weaver (Campaign Website)
Kathleen McManamon (Campaign Facebook)
Mary Miller (Campaign Website)
In alphabetical order
Joe Silkwood (Campaign Website)
David Michael (Campaign Website)
Amy Gabriel (Campaign Website)
Tom McRae (Campaign Facebook)
Steve Nonn* (Campaign Website)
County Board Chair
Robert Daiber (Campaign Website)
Kurt Prenzler* (Campaign Website)
Crystal Uhe (Campaign Website)
Tom Haine (Campaign Website)
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.
September 29, 2020
University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana)
The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
October 15, 2020
The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
October 22, 2020
Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee)
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.
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.