April 9, 2013
Voter turnout reported here at 10:30 a.m., 12:00, 2 p.m. and after 4 p.m.
Click on time to see report.
March 15, 2013
Districts included in the April 9, 2013 Consolidated Election along with
voter counts as of March 15, here.
February 26, 2013
Voter turnout 11:25 a.m. here.
2:00 p.m. here. 4:00 p.m.
here. 6:00 p.m.
353 absentee ballots have
been returned. 135 voted early.
February 5, 2013
Public test of election program and equipment will be held Friday, February
15 at 9:00 a.m. in the office. Retabulation will be held Tuesday, March 12
at 3:00 p.m.
January 25, 2013
Candidate Bernie Anderson has withdrawn. List
December 10, 2012
Decision on objection Koetters v. McDade
here. Decision on
objection Fiala v. Frank here.
December 4, 2012
Objections have been filed. Candidate Don F. Frank has withdrawn his
petition, see updated list here.
November 19, 2012
List of candidates who have filed for February 26, 2012 Consolidated Primary,
here FINAL LIST 11/26/ 5:00
P.M. List will be
updated periodically throughout filing period.
November 7, 2012
Illinois State Board directed precinct and
early voting equipment retab will be on November 9, 2012 – 9:00 a.m.
Tabulation of absentees
(returned after election) and provisionals will be on November 20, 2012 – 4:00
Official canvass – November
20, 2012 – after 4:00 p.m.
Absentee ballots not yet
returned (all categories) – 314
Provisional ballots to
review (number to be counted not yet determined) - 183
November 6, 2012 - 5:00 a.m.
Voter registration count today = 46,086. Early voting turnout = 4760.
Absentee ballots returned = 2033. Absentee ballots outstanding (not yet
returned) = 461.
Voter turnout at the polls on Tuesday,
November 6, 2012. 12:00pm: click
here. 2:30pm: click
here. 4:50pm: click
October 26, 2012
Voter registration count today = 45,923.
October 16, 2012
Updated voter counts by district, click
here. Registered voters today
October 3, 2012
Information on November 6, 2012 General Election
candidates and Constitutional Amendment question available on Illinois State
Board of Elections website at
September 24, 2012
Specimen Ballot now available here.
Lists of which precincts are included in
Cong., Leg., Rep. and County Bd. districts - click
Voter totals are included as of this date only.
Early voting schedule available
August 21, 2012
August 28, 2012 is the first day to circulate petitions for the Consolidated
Primary Election (if needed), February 26, 2013. Filing dates will be
November 19-26, 2012. Candidate signature requirements are listed
May 15, 2012
City wards were redistricted in November 2011,
and the precincts were changed as listed below, effective December 8, 2011.
Aldermen in odd-numbered wards will be elected in 2013.
Ward 1- 18, 19, 20, 21, 23
Ward 2- 2, 13, 35, 45, 47, 52
Ward 3- 10, 25, 34, 42, 50, 51
Ward 4- 1, 9, 22, 24, 27, 28
Ward 5- 15, 16, 29, 30, 31, 39
Ward 6- 6, 12, 17, 26, 46
Ward 7- 4, 5, 7, 41
Ward 8- 8, 11, 32, 33, 40, 44, 48
Ward 9- 3, 14, 36, 37, 38, 43, 49
Illinois State Board of Elections has released to
election authorities the 2013 Election Calendar at a Glance. Candidate
petition and filing dates are included - first day to circulate petitions for
nonpartisan municipalities is August 28, 2012. Petition filing period
November 19-26, 2012. Call us for details or look for the full calendar to
be released in July on the Illinois State Board of Elections
February 21, 2012
For lists of which precincts are included in
Cong., Leg., Rep. and County Bd. districts - click
here. Voter totals are included
as of this date only.
February 9, 2012
Voters may apply for Absentee ballots beginning today. When application
is received from the voter, absentee ballots will be mailed when they are
available in the office (in a few days). Last day we are allowed by
statute to mail an absentee ballot is Thursday, March 15.
Lists of candidates and questions available
now (not certified specimen ballots):
January 27, 2012
Information about districts, races and candidates
in the General Primary Election, March 20, 2012. Bloomington voters will
Congressional districts 13 and 18.
State Senate districts 44 and 53.
State Rep districts 88 and 105.
Specimen ballots will be posted here around the middle of February.
Democratic, Green, Republican and non-partisan ballots will be available in this
Non-partisan ballot will include the public question (see specimen ballots
October 4, 2011
From State Board of Elections regarding redistricting and interactive maps,
April 6, 2010
For April 5, 2011, voter turnout by time of day, click
April 1, 2011
Registered voters as of March 29, 2011 =
March 29, 2011
Precincts have been clustered into Zones for the Consolidated Election of
April 5, 2011. The ward contests are in the following Zones:
Ward 2 in Zones 1, 2, 4, and 22.
Ward 4 in Zones 6, 9, 10, and 12.
Ward 6 in Zones 2, 4, and 6.
Ward 8 in Zones 9, 12, 16, and 17.
Registered voters as of March 29, 2011 =
February 9, 2011
Candidates certified to the Board of Elections for April 5, 2011
Board Members, Bloomington Public Schools Dist. 87:
Joseph M. Butcher
Board Members, McLean County Community Unit 5:
Twp 24N R 2E
Michael E. Trask
Twp 23N R 2E
Twp 24N R 3E
Gail Ann Briggs
Trustees, Community College:
James R. Drew
Trustees, Regional Board of School Trustees
(DeWitt, Livingston, McLean Counties):
Patricia Munsell, DeWitt County
Dennis Roeschley, Livingston County
December 1, 2010
Candidates that have filed for an Office in the City of Bloomington, Illinois
for April 5, 2011
Karen Green- 2707 Crooked Creek Rd., Bloomington 61705
David Sage- 2821 Rocksbury Dr., Bloomington 61705
Judith I. Stearns- 316 E. Locust St. #1, Bloomington 61701
Carol L. Koos- 305 Woodland Ave., Bloomington 61701
Karen Schmidt- 409 E. Grove St., Bloomington 61701
Jeff S. Ready II- 916 W. Front St., Bloomington 61701
Robert B. Fazzini- 5 Canterbury Ct., Bloomington 61701
Eric Decossas- 4 Downing Cir., Bloomington 61704
Mary L. Kramp- 903 Durham Dr., Bloomington 61704
The school boards have not
yet certified the candidates for their positions.
November 4, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
Early voters 1590
Grace voters 89; 10 not returned
In person absentee 184
Mail/nursing home 1107; 105 not returned
Military overseas 16; 13 not returned
Military USA 47; 22 not returned
Overseas citizens 41; 29 not returned
October 28, 2010
registered voters as of 10/26/2010.
October 20, 2010
Press/media information on precincts, districts, voter counts, click
here. Final voter
counts will appear on Election Results zero reports beginning Oct. 28, 2010.
Jan. 1, 2010
New election information for 2010
~Voting tabulators will alert voters who undervote (no ovals marked) in
statewide constitutional office races (Governor, Lieutenant Governor,
Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer.) In
such case, voters may choose to have the tabulator accept the ballot as is,
or may review and change the ballot. It is NOT required that the voter
vote in any races for the ballot to count.
~New law provides that absentee ballots may be requested without excuse.
Dec. 1, 2009
Voter registration closes
Voter registration for the General Primary Election on Tuesday, February 2,
2010 will close at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
All persons who are or will be 18 years old on or before the General Primary
Election on February 2, 2010, and are not now registered, and those who must
change their names or addresses, and wish to vote may register in person at the
Board of Election Commissioners’ office, 115 E. Washington St. Room 403, or the
McLean County Clerk’s office, 115 E. Washington St. Room 102, Bloomington, IL,
from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on the following
Saturdays in the Board of Election Commissioners’ office only: December 12, 19,
26, 2009, and January 2, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Voter registration is also taken at the Bloomington Public Library at 205 E.
Olive St. during their regular business hours.
Please bring two forms of identification with you, one with your name and
current address and one with your name.
September 1, 2009
New precinct lines
have been drawn in the City of Bloomington. During the summer of 2009,
all registered voters in Bloomington received new voter registration
cards with information on their new precincts. The cards were sent
in the months of June through August in several mailings. Please look
at your new card carefully. Old voter cards may be discarded when you
receive a new one. If you do not receive your new voter card by the
end of September 2009, please call the office at 309-888-5136 to check your
current voter status.
November 13, 2003
Chad ~ Hello, Optical Scan M100
Chad has finally retired. He was honored at an open house at the
Election Commission offices attended by 100 people on Thursday, November 13,
where the new optical scan voting systems
were also introduced.
Chad’s contract with the Bloomington
Board of Election Commissioners started in December 1967. A press
conference was held in January of 1968 to announce his arrival and he
held his first official public demonstration for the press, city and county
officials, and the leaders of the political parties.
His first election was a
school board election in April 1968. Everything went smoothly except the voters
tried to use the pencils to punch the cards and of course the lead broke off in
the device and jammed the machine.
The voters liked the new
system and Chad knew he’d found a home and was here to stay. It was never
his fault that a voter may feel embarrassed to ask for help. It wasn’t his
fault that a voter may have used the pencil to try to punch the number of his
favorite candidate and jammed the machine. It wasn’t his fault that the voter
didn’t look at his ballot to verify that all holes were punched cleanly and
correctly. It was never his fault that the wrong hole may have been punched.
He always did his best.
Well, many years have passed
and after some problems at the presidential election in 2000, new election
systems have come to take his place. Even Uncle Sam has lost faith in him.
He served us well in the City of Bloomington. We had few problems. He was part
of years of non-partisan, successful, and accurate elections. The voters were
confident in his ability to perform well and comfortable with his procedures.
We must say
goodbye to him today and wish him well in his retirement.
The Help America Vote Act
(HAVA) requires election authorities
across the nation to replace punch card and lever machine voting. The
Bloomington Board of Elections has chosen to replace punch cards with an
optical scan system after demonstrations of optical scan and touch screen
equipment at the McLean County Fair and the judge of election appreciation
dinner. The public was surveyed and judges of election voted for the
system they liked best.
After seeking proposals from
both state-certified vendors for the optical scan equipment the Board has chosen
to purchase 26 Model 100 Optical Scanners and voting system from Election
Systems and Software for $174,975.
The Board, in anticipation
of this purchase and the required future purchase (by January, 2006) of HAVA-compliant
equipment that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, has set aside
funds from past budget years for this purpose. HAVA grant money, in the amount
of $3,192 for each precinct used at the November 2000 election, is available
upon completion of the contract for new equipment with the filing of an
application to the State Board of Elections.
The expected $130,881 grant
will cover most of the first part of the mandated HAVA punch card replacement.
By January 2006 the Board must have in place at least one voting unit that will
allow the visually impaired to vote unassisted. These units are an additional