Campaigns & Elections

Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

Dozens of cars pulled into the Blue Grass Drive-in to watch Joe Biden accept the nomination on the big screen. Because of the pandemic, Eastern Iowa Democrats organized the watch party so they could gather together while staying six feet apart. 

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A local campaign manager who’s new to the job is learning as he goes.

Michelle O’Neill reports Eric Anderson is running Esther Joy King’s Congressional campaign in Illinois’ 17th District. She's also a newcomer and a Republican. 

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COVID-19 is changing the way candidates campaign for the fall election.

Michelle O'Neill reports Congresswoman Cheri Bustos hosted a Zoom meeting Thursday night to open her virtual campaign office.

Because of the pandemic, applications to vote by mail in the November election have been sent to residents of Rock Island County. 

Hoping to bridge the gap between the two parties in the Iowa legisature, a Davenport man has annoucned his candidacy for the state house. Jonathan Vance is running as an Independent in House District 89 which is represented by Democrat Monica Kurth.

Iowa Primary Results

Jun 3, 2020

A record number of Iowans voted in yesterday's primary election. Turnout according to the Secretary of State's office was 24 per cent or about 522,000 ballots cast - compared with 290,000 in the 2018 primary. / Scott County Auditor's Office, Scott County Election Central

While thousands of Scott County voters have already mailed in their ballots for Tuesday's primary, others will need to double check where to vote in-person. 

Iowa Primary on Tuesday

Jun 1, 2020

Iowa voters will make some important decisions on Tuesday, including choosing candidates for Congress and the US Senate. Polls will be open for the Iowa Primary election from 7 am until 9 pm.

Michelle O'Neill (graphic) / WVIK News

Instead of going to the polls June 2nd for the Iowa primary, thousands of Scott County residents are voting absentee. Herb Trix reports. 

Even though political campaigning has been severely limited by the pandemic, it's still possible, and very active these days. That's according to a consulting firm based in the Quad Cities.