WTTW’s 2022 Voter Guide is your comprehensive library of resources for the General Election on Nov. 8. You will find candidate profiles; recorded video messages* from candidates, searchable by race or candidate; responses to candidate questionnaires; a map of Illinois searchable by Congressional district; and links to ongoing political coverage from WTTW News; and a video explanation of how your voter gets counted. 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 at no cost to the candidates.
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WTTW News Explains: What Happens to Your Ballot After You Vote?
After you cast your ballot on Election Day, the paper record of your vote is just beginning a months-long journey. We explain how ballots are counted, checked and stored in Chicago.
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WTTW News Election Coverage
Election Day is less than a week away and candidates are out making their final pushes. Our politics team weighs in on that story and more.
Mayor Gary Grasso of Burr Ridge says the Republican Party needs to listen to those more moderate voices if the party is to make an impact going forward in Illinois.
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If the question in Evanston passes next week, ranked choice voting would first be used in the city in the spring of 2025.
On Tuesday, the Illinois State Board of Elections warned of a text message disinformation campaign aiming to sow confusion about polling places.
Chicago Teachers Union candidate Brandon Johnson enters race for mayor. Candidates for statewide offices tussle in debates as election nears. Mayor Lori Lightfoot gets rebuke in City Council. And the suddenly hot Bears head to Dallas.
The Senate candidates faced off in the WTTW studio and wrangled over gun control, abortion and inflation.
Permanent Punishment: In Illinois, People with Criminal Records Can Still Vote. Advocates Are Working to Make Them Aware.
When people are incarcerated in Illinois prisons, they cannot vote until they are released and re-registered to vote.
Candidate Forum: Open Secretary of State Office Has Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Dan Brady Squaring Off
It’s the first time since 1998 that Jesse White won’t be on the ballot for Illinois secretary of state. Running to fill the office is Republican Dan Brady and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias.
While a large part of the job for Illinois’ attorney general involves consumer protections, the election comes at a time when there are pivotal legal issues are playing out within the state and nationwide.