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A Nonpartisan Resource
for the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 General Election

Important Dates | Candidates/Ballot Measures | Government Sites | Campaign Finance | Debates Fact Checking | General Resources | Political Parties | Kids Vote!

Mail-In Voting

Due to COVID-19, the Peoria County Clerk is encouraging all voters to vote by mail and avoid lines during early voting or on Election Day. Find out more and request your ballot.

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Important Dates

Date Keep in Mind
September 24th Peoria County Clerk Begins sending mail-in ballots. First day of early voting at PCC office and temporary locations Add to Calendar
October 6th Close of In-Person Voter registration Add to Calendar
October 7th Grace Period Registration and Grace Period Voting Add to Calendar
October 18th Last day to register to vote online Add to Calendar
October 20th USPS Recommended postmark date for mail-in votes Add to Calendar
October 24th Early Voting at Alpha Park Library Add to Calendar
October 29th Last day for Mail-In Voting Applications Add to Calendar
October 30th Early voting at Alpha Park Library Add to Calendar
October 31st Early Voting at Alpha Park Library Add to Calendar
November 2nd Last day for early voting at PCC office and temporary locations Add to Calendar
November 3rd General Election day. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by this date Add to Calendar

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, send an email to The Webmaster

Democratic Party
Joe BidenCampaign Website
Republican Party
Donald J. TrumpCampaign Website

U.S. Senator - Democratic Party
Richard J. DurbinCampaign Website
U.S. Senator - Republican Party
Mark C. Curran Jr.Campaign Website

U.S. House; IL District 17 - Democratic Party
Cheri BustosCampaign Website
U.S. House; IL District 17 - Republican Party
Esther Joy KingCampaign Website

U.S. House; IL District 18 - Democratic Party
George Petrilli
U.S. House; IL District 18 - Republican Party
Darin LaHoodCampaign Website

IL State Senate 46th - Democratic Party
Dave KoehlerCampaign Website
IL State Senate 46th - Republican Party
Mary Burress

IL General Assembly 91st - Democratic Party
Josh GrysCampaign Website
IL General Assembly 91st - Republican Party
Mark A. LuftCampaign Website

Government Sites

Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners - The official website of the Peoria County Election Commission; a general starting point for voters.

Peoria County Election Calendar - List of important election dates

Illinois Online Voter Application - The Illinois Online Voter Registration application website

Illinois State Board of Elections -

Federal Voter's Assistance Program

Campaign Finance 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

  • September 29, 2020 at The University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)
  • October 15, 2020 at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, FL)
  • October 22, 2020 at Belmont University (Nashville, TN)

Vice Presidential

October 7, 2020 at The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

Fact Checking

Annenberg Political Fact Check - Designed to help voters by "monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major us political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases." Updated even when it is not election season. Includes information on special interest groups behind television ads.

Center for Public Integrity - A well documented investigative journalism organization and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 and 2017

Politifact - A 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!". Student Voting Guide - A nonpartisan guide designed for college students. Includes a bipartisan key issues guide and voter registration information from each state.

Pros and Cons of Current Issues - Feeling overwhelmed by all the issues being debated during the 2020 presidential election? Start here. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public charity that uses professional researchers and rigorous editorial standards.

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

TurboVote - A tool that makes voting easy by sending text or email messages verifying voter registration status, reminders about important election deadlines, and polling place location. Developed by the nonpartisan group Democracy Works.

Political Parties

DEMOCRATIC PARTY - National | Illinois | Peoria County

GREEN PARTY - National | Illinois | Peoria County

LIBERTARIAN PARTY - National | Illinois

REPUBLICAN PARTY - National | Illinois | Peoria County