WTTW’s 2020 Voter Guide is your comprehensive library of resources for the General Election on November 3. Browse this platform for a snapshot of each ward’s candidates and demographics, and explainers for the key races including the U.S. Senate; Congressional districts 1 through 11, 14, and 16; Cook County Circuit Court Clerk; and Cook County State’s Attorney. You will find candidate profiles; recorded video messages* from the candidates stating their positions, searchable by race or candidate; a map of Illinois searchable by district; and links to ongoing political coverage from WTTW News. This Voter Guide was produced with help from the League of Women Voters of Cook County. Find your polling location for voting on election day.
*Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or reelected. The messages were recorded via Zoom or at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates.
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WTTW News Election Coverage
As President Trump enters a frenzied final week of campaigning, he continues to hold mass rallies that often defy local public health rules. The campaign says supporters are merely exercising their First Amendment rights.
A high-turnout election in the middle of a pandemic that is surging across the country presents a host of challenges. How state and local election authorities are working to fill the void.
Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election.
It’s one of the most contentious races on the Cook County ballot. Former Cook County judge and prosecutor Patrick O’Brien talks about his campaign to unseat Democratic incumbent Kim Foxx.
The latest television ad from the Republican challenger running for Cook County State’s Attorney uses a statement from Chicago police Superintendent David Brown to blast incumbent Kim Foxx.
With just over a week to go until Election Day, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched a hotline for residents in Chicago and the surrounding areas to report any complaints of voter fraud or intimidation.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority has fought for voting rights for more than a century. We talk with AKA member Kimberley Egonmwan about what they’re doing to get the vote out today.
President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at weekend rallies that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic.
Chicagoans are casting their votes for political candidates and making their voices heard on political ideas. A group of journalists walks us through the referenda on the ballot.
U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans are voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late.