About 20 people were lined up outside Trinity Lutheran School in Bloomington when the polls opened at 6 a.m. (Photo by Laura Ewan/WJBC)
By Eric Stock
BLOOMINGTON - Today is the day Americans voice their vote.
The polls open at 6 a.m. as voters cast ballots for President, Congress and state and local races.
All 20 McLean County Board seats are on the ballot as are all seats in the Illinois House and Senate and all 19 congressional districts in Illinois.
There are a number of ballot issues for McLean County voters in consider. A county-wide proposal asks if voters if they want to have the clerk's office take over the recorder's office and eliminate that elected office.
Normal, Heyworth and Randolph Township voters consider power aggregation, which is intended to help those communities buy power in bulk at a cheaper rate.
Voters will consider Constitutional Amendment 49, which would require a three-fifths vote on all pension legislation. A ballot issue in McLean County asks voters if they want to fold the county recorder's office into the clerk's office.
McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael projected turnout to top 70 percent as it did for the 2008 election.
The polls close at 7 p.m.
WJBC will have live coverage starting at 6 p.m. with a political roundtable, plus live reports from the campaign headquarters of President Obama in Chicago, Rodney Davis in Taylorville and David Gill in Bloomington and the McLean County Republican headquarters in Bloomington.
Eric Stock can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.