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Election 2020

Rich Egger

Media outlets in other countries are closely following this year's presidential election in the United States. A couple researchers from Monmouth College are involved with a project to examine what is being reported and how it differs from four years ago.

In a small office on the first floor of the Sangamon County building in downtown Springfield, a team of three election judges pored over dozens of yellow ballot-certification envelopes on a recent morning.

How to Vote in Iowa During the Final Days of the 2020 Election

Oct 29, 2020
Charlie Neibergall/AP

Iowa's deadlines for requesting an absentee ballot and for voter pre-registration have passed, but there are still opportunities for everyone to register and vote. These are your options in the final days of voting in the 2020 general election.

Iowa Voters Can Fix 'Defective' Absentee Ballots That Arrive Before Election Day

Oct 27, 2020
Grant Gerlock/Iowa Public Radio News File

Election officials say the most common mistake Iowans make while voting by mail is forgetting to sign the affidavit envelope before returning their ballot. That prevents a ballot from getting counted.

Mary Hansen / NPR Illinois

With three weeks to go until Election Day, more than 526,000 Illinois voters have already cast their ballots, according to data from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Hart, Miller-Meeks Face Off In 2nd Congressional District Debate

Sep 25, 2020

Candidates for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District sparred over each other's records, and fielded questions on healthcare, the coronavirus, and the economy during Thursday night's debate at Iowa PBS studios.

There were just a few contested primaries in western Illinois this year.  Voters in a few communities also considered local government referenda.

Rajvee Subramanian

Emiliano Vera and Scott Stoll are running for the Democratic nomination for 93rd District State Representative in Illinois. The winner will challenge incumbent Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) in this fall's election.

Five candidates are vying to become the Republican nominee to run against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November.

With less than a month until Illinois’ primary election, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading in a new poll of Illinois voters. But the field is still quite divided.

Three Republicans made their cases for why they deserve their party's nomination for the 17th Congressional District this March.

Truth and justice were the themes for Kamala Harris during a campaign stop in Bettendorf . On Sunday afternoon a crowd of about 800 turned out to hear one of the many democrats competing for next year's presidential nomination.

Iowa Democrats Propose "Virtual Caucuses"

Feb 13, 2019
Clay Masters / Iowa Public Radio

The first major changes to the Iowa Democratic caucuses were proposed Monday. Iowans who take part in the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating process would be able to do so virtually if the proposal is approved by a central party committee and the Democratic National Committee.