Election 2016October 28, 2016
It's time to elect a new prez and many other people.
Get that 'I voted' sticker.
Vote for the next wave of federal and state leaders on Tuesday, November 8.
For us Hawks, here's who's on the ballot and who will stay put within our district, which includes Normal, Pontiac and Lincoln.
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R = Republican | D = Democrat | I = Independent | G = Green Party | Cnl = Constitutional | L = Libertarian
This person will become the USA's head honcho.
These folks introduce bills and resolutions on a federal level. They ensure your issues are represented in laws and approve/reject presidential nominations, like supreme court justices. You'll pick one of these people to represent Illinois.
Sitting US Senator
Senator Dick Durbin will remain in the US Senate. His next election date is November 3, 2020.
These officials also contribute to making federal laws. Depending on where you live, here's who's running for a spot.
Normal Area (Contested)
Pontiac Area (Unopposed)
Lincoln Area (Contested)
This person handles the state's money.
Illinois House Representative and Senator
This Illinois General Assembly is made of state representatives and senators. Their job is to introduce and pass bills, approve the state budget and confirm appointments to state departments and agencies. Most of our current state representatives and senators are running unopposed. Who shows up on your ballot depends on where you live, but here's who's running in Heartland's district.
Illinois House (Unopposed)
Illinois House (Contested)
Illinois Senate (Unopposed)
Sitting Illinois Senator
Chapin Rose will remain in the Illinois Senate. His next election date is November 6, 2018.
Straw Poll Results
In September we sent out a brief straw poll to all campus employees and students. There were almost 600 responses (444 students and 134 employees). Check out the results.
Who is Registered to Vote
- Employees: 98%
- Students: 78%
Who Plans to Vote
- Employees: 98%
- Students: 80%
Who Are You Voting For: President
- Clinton/Kaine (Democrat): 68%
- Trump/Pence (Republican): 19%
- Johnson/Weld (Libertarian): 8%
- Stein/Baraka (Green): 1%
- None: 4%
- Trump/Pence: 32.5%
- Clinton/Kaine: 31%
- Johnson/Weld: 12.5%
- Stein/Baraka: 2%
- None: 16%
- Not Eligible to Vote: 6%
Who Are You Voting For: US Senator
- Duckworth (Democrat): 60%
- Kirk (Republican); 26%
- McMillen (Libertarian): 2%
- Summers (Green): 2%
- None: 10%
- Duckworth (Democrat): 30%
- Kirk (Republican): 33%
- McMillen (Libertarian): 6%
- Summers (Green): 4%
- None: 20%
- Not Eligible: 7%