For immediate release
Chicago, IL - October 13, 2020
WTTW News and CHICAGO TONIGHT today announced the launch of a comprehensive digital VOTER GUIDE in advance of the November 3, 2020 general election. Along with resources, WTTW will provide extensive, daily political coverage and analysis. Throughout the election season, Chicago and regional residents can rely on WTTW News and CHICAGO TONIGHT to gather facts and present trusted information and analysis. WTTW News is committed to creating a forum for trusted, fair, balanced, and commercial-free discussion from different perspectives.
“This election will have a significant impact on the city, the state, and the country, and as a leading public media organization in Chicago, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure that voters have the information and resources they need to make informed choices,” said Hugo Balta, News Director of WTTW News.
In addition to conversations with candidates in a number of key local and federal races, WTTW News’s election coverage will include:
WTTW NEWS DIGITAL VOTER GUIDE
WTTW’s Voter Guide provides an easy-to-navigate and comprehensive library of resources, including how to find your polling location for voting on Election Day. Visitors will also find explainers for the key races including the U.S. Senate; Illinois Congressional districts 1 through 11, 14, and 16; Cook County Circuit Court Clerk; Cook County State’s Attorney; Cook County Water Reclamation District; and Cook County Board of Review. You will find candidate profiles; recorded video messages* from the candidates stating their positions, searchable by race or candidate; a map of Illinois searchable by district; and links to ongoing political coverage from WTTW News.
*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 or at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates.
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