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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

General Election Information

November General Meeting

HOW DO WE COME TOGETHER AGAIN?! Wednesday, November 16, 7-9 pm we will be discussing civic life after a contentious election season. Naperville Municipal Center, 440 South Eagle Street.

2016 Mock Elections!

On October 6, 2016, 19 area high schools participated in a mock election. 19,456 students voted! Leagues of Women Voters from Downers Grove/Lisle/Woodridge; Elmhurst; Glen Ellyn; Naperville; Roselle/Bloomington; and Wheaton worked together with the DuPage County Election Commission, high school students and teachers. The McCormick Foundation provided a grant to pay for printing of the ballots.

Here are the results: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TRANSPORTATION FUNDS Yes 10493 78.68%, No 2843 21.32%

PRES + VICE PRES Donald J. Trump 6402, 33.14%. Hillary Clinton 8983, 46.50%. Gary Johnson L 2083, 10.78%. Jill Stein G 986, 5.10%. Write-in Votes 865, 4.48%.

FEDERAL US SENATOR Mark Steven Kirk R 7265, 40.90%. Tammy Duckworth D 7919, 44.58%. Kenton McMillen L 1013, 5.70%. Scott Summers G 1223, 6.88%. Write-in Votes 345, 1.94%.

CON 05 DIST REP Vince Kolber R 580, 33.30%. Mike Quigley D 922, 52.93%. Rob Sherman GP 188, 10.79%. Write-in Votes 52, 2.99%.

CON 06 DIST REP Peter J Roskam R 5374, 56.63%. Amanda Howland D 4115, 43.37%.

CON 08 DIST Peter DiCianni R 1324, 44.21%. Raja Krishnamoorthi D 1671, 55.79%.

CON 11 DIST REP Tonia Khouri 1066, 32.51%. Bill Foster D 2213, 67.49%.

October General Meeting

Wednesday, Otober 12, three panelists gave us their perspectives on Voting Rights in America in 2016:Chris Wolak from Waubonsie Valley High School,Suzanne Chod from North Central College, and Robert Bruhl from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Voter Registration

This year LWV Naperville registered more than 400 new voters! Click here for Chicago Tribune's coverage of our voter registration drive.

Illinois Sunshine

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, launched a brand new disclosure database -- a wonderful tool for easy access to Illinois State Board of Elections data. Click the logo above check it out.

This new database provides candidate and incumbent fundraising and spending totals and offers a means by which candidates and incumbents can be evaluated along with voter guides and legislative roll call votes.

We thank the ICPR for making this tool available to Illinois voters.

Go here and try it out

Electing the President

Everything You Need to Know About the Presidential Primaries

By: Stephanie Drahan

Millions of voters will vote in the presidential primaries. The rules about the primaries, including when they are held and who can participate, vary widely by state. Here's a quick look to help answer your questions about this pivotal part of our voting system.