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You're the boss at the ballot box this year. In 2020, we are covering elections a little differently, and it puts you in the driver's seat.In previous election cycles, our reporters have gone to local and regional candidates to ask questions about how they plan to serve in public office. This year, we want voters leading these conversations.In collaboration with Illinois Newspapers of the USA Today Network, WNIJ is co-hosting several listening sessions in order to hear directly from voters about what issues are most important to them and specific questions they have for the candidates running to represent their communities. Then, we will ask those questions to the candidates.We will share those responses here and on-air between now and November.We also want to hear from you!Take the survey! Additional support for "You're the Boss" comes from a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network.

WNIJ's 2020 Voting Guide

Susan Stephens

WNIJ has curated this guide to help you navigate casting your vote during this election.

 The How:

One of our favorite listens on this topic comes from NPR's Life Kit podcast. Clocking in at just 23 minutes, Life Kit explores all your voting options, from mail-in, early and election day voting.

Now that you are ready to vote,are you registered to vote?

If you are registered to vote, and want to do so prior to Election Day, learn about early voting.

Not sure that you want to vote in person? Learn about voting by mail. Vote by mail drop-box locations can be found here.

If you want to vote in person on Election Day, your previous polling location (including long-term care facilities) may have changed due to COVID-19 mitigation measures. Locate where to vote.

The What:

Learn more about what's on your ballot.

You can find Illinois-related election topics through the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Credit Connie Kuntz

Here is information on the Proposed Amendment to the lllinois Constitution.

Voting Accuracy and Rights:

Illinois has instituted a number of tests and procedures to ensure the accuracy of vote counts. Learn more here.

If you want to report an election issue, here are actions you can take that are related to voting.


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