We asked 227 candidates in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties to give us information about themselves and respond to questions about issues in their campaigns. About 50 percent of the candidates responded to our request to participate.
By typing your address in the search form, you can compare these comparisons side by side, mark up a mock ballot, and add your notes and comments.To get started, you will be asked to put in your address, city and ZIP code. That information forms the basis of building your personal ballot. You can choose not to use your address, but rather you can browse all races. If you choose to create a personal ballot, next, you'll be brought to page that shows you some general political boundaries that apply to your address. The next page will ask you for more specifics.