By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter Follow | Wednesday, November 04, 2020. Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including Chicago neighborhoods with high Hispanic populations including Humboldt Park, Pilsen and Little Village, and suburbs Cicero and Brookfield. Montana’s I-90 bill was also approved November 3 by more than a 13% margin (56.59% voted yes, 43.41% voted no) according to Ballotpedia. Democrat-held seat | Lake County, including parts of Zion and Antioch. Mississippi became the 35th state to establish a medical marijuana program when residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of passing Initiative 65 on November 3, 2020. Democrat-held seat | Part of Naperville, South Park, and Aurora. Republican-held seat | West suburbs of Lemont and Burr Ridge. Ironically, when the measure first filed to be included on Arizona’s ballot, it recorded 420,000 signatures when it was submitted, as a nod to the famed stoner holiday 4/20. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, nearly 110 ballot initiatives will be decided by voters across the country in next month’s election. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Far South Side Chicago neighborhoods of Roseland and West Pullman as well as suburbs of Robbins, Calumet Park and Midlothian. Tuesday, Nov. 3, marks the final day of voting in the 2020 general election. Republican-held seat | Plainfield and Oswego. Democrat-held seat | West Side of Chicago neighborhoods north of the Eisenhower Expressway and Goose Island. According to Ballotpedia, nearly 68% of Mississippians voted in favor of either measure Initiative 65 or the more restrictive Alternative 65, with 74.1% of voters subsequently voted for Initiative 65. Experts say it would mean the most liberal weed rules in the US! It’s time to decide the Best of Chicago 2020! Democrat-held seat | Northwest Side of Chicago including Irving Park, Mayfair and Albany Park. At a statewide level, four of six charter amendments passed. September 28, 2020 . Pot shops everywhere—no local authority. Democrat-held seat | Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties, including suburbs of Downers Grove and Algonquin. Look up your districts for U.S. House, Illinois Senate and Illinois House races. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | West suburbs of Oak Park, Elmwood Park and Franklin Park. Democrat-held seat | Tinley Park, Matteson and Country Club Hills. The original signature deadline for the initiative was July 20, 2020, but a superior court extended the deadline to December 14, 2020, due to the coronavirus and related restrictions. Republican-held seat | West Dundee, Lake in the Hills and Huntley. Republican-held seat | Northern and central Illinois, including LaSalle, Grundy and parts of DeKalb and Will counties. You can read more about our endorsement process here, and see a list of our endorsements here. According to Ballotpedia, this vote makes New Jersey the first Mid-Atlantic state (out of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland) to legalize recreational marijuana. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Northwest Chicago neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin and part of Hermosa. Initiatives are restricted to amending Article IV of the Illinois Constitution, which addresses the structure of the Illinois State Legislature. See how area bar associations rate judges in Cook County races. More here, Bob Christie, Associated Press. Facebook Twitter Email Print Img No-img Menu Whatsapp Google Reddit Digg Stumbleupon Linkedin Comment. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhood of Ravenswood and Roscoe Village. Consumer Freedom Ballot Initiatives 2020 Examining six ballot initiatives pertaining to consumer freedom, sports gambling, e-cigarette taxes and more. In 2020, Cook County Voters Cast Ballots For Judges In Historic Numbers. By Adrian Moore October 1, 2020 . Voters can vote for either initiative or neither initiative. Democrat-held seat | Aurora and North Aurora. Democrat-held seat | South Side of Chicago and parts of Burbank and Hickory Hills. In addition to voting for their candidates of choice, Chicago residents will have a chance to weigh in on various referendum questions using their ballots in the 2020 general election. Democrat-held seat | Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates. The campaign will continue its efforts to get the initiative on the state’s 2022 ballot. Democrat-held seat | southwest suburbs, including parts of Joliet and Bolingbrook. The graduated income tax proposal: Here is everything you need to know about the referendum. 2020 ballot initiatives: States weigh in on legalizing drugs, race discrimination, new state flag . November 3, 2020 Florida Votes. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Kenwood, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore, South Chicago, East Side and Pullman. Carol Yenish tries to keep her 17-month daughter Carolyn Yenish from scribbling on her ballot while voting at Precinct 45 in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. A Black doctor died of Covid-19 weeks after accusing hospital staff of racist treatment. Voters in Chicago also decided three advisory measures. North Dakota — Activists leading Legalize ND’s 2020 ballot initiative effort announced that it is unlikely they will be able to gather enough signatures to qualify this year as a result of public health concerns related to COVID-19. Democrat-held seat | Gurnee and Waukegan. Democrat-held seat | Chicago's Gold Coast, Loop, and lakefront neighborhoods south to Calumet Heights. How to vote in the November election in Illinois: Everything you need to know to get your ballot counted in the 2020 election, from early voting to mail-in ballots to voting on Election Day. Proposition 208, called the Invest in Education ballot initiative, adds a 3.5% tax on income of more than $250,000 for individuals or $500,000 for couples filing jointly. Democrat-held seat | Cook, Will and Kankakee counties, including southern suburbs and Chicago's Southeast Side. Voters in DuPage County, Illinois, decided three advisory ballot measures related to law enforcement and COVID-19 policies on November 3, 2020. More initiatives appear on ballots in Presidential election years because more voters turn out for Presidential elections. Stay informed by signing up for our free newsletters, and support independent journalism with a digital or home delivery subscription. Republican-held seat | Parts of Lake Villa, Crystal Lake, and Antioch. A man casts his ballot on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at the Sioux Falls Public Library, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Parts of Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn and Palos Hills. Learn more here, Shant Shahrigian, New York Daily News. Linda Aftab works with other seasonal Board of Election employees to prepare mail-in ballots for counting in Linden, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Democrat-held seat | North suburbs and part of the North Side of the city, including West Ridge and parts of Skokie. Democrat-held seat | Chicago's lakefront, from the Gold Coast to the Indiana border. The court also found that easing the ballot access rules for initiative proponents would place a high burden on state defendants, 13 As to those plaintiffs in the case seeking to place a measure on local ballots, the court noted that the deadline for signature submission was August 3, 2020 and that it was speculative whether the virus would affect signature gathering during the summer. Marisel A. Hernandez, Chair Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhood of Austin and parts of suburbs of North Riverside and LaGrange Park. Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Elgin and Carpentersville. According to Ballotpedia, Initiative 65 would allow medical marijuana for treatment of more than 20 specified qualifying conditions, allow possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana at a time, and tax marijuana sales at 7%, the current state sales tax rate. Republican-held seat | Central and western Illinois including parts of Quincy, Springfield and Peoria. ... a multiple-choice ballot to choose the Best of Chicago! Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Streamwood and Hanover Park. Notably, neither measure would allow public consumption of marijuana. Democrat-held seat | Cook County including southwest suburbs and Bridgeport. Democrat-held seat | West suburbs of Glendale Heights and Villa Park. Republican-held seat | Central and southeastern Illinois, including parts of Springfield, Bloomington and Champaign. Republican-held seat | West suburbs of Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Hinsdale and Westmont. With 67% of voters in favor of the measure, s greater than the estimated 60% of voters who were expected to be in favor of legal recreational marijuana. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Southeast Side of Chicago and parts of Calumet City and Lansing. Democrat-held seat | Will and Kendall counties, including Plainfield and parts of Oswego. In Illinois, citizens have the power to initiate constitutional amendments, but not state statutes or veto referendums. Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including Chicago's Southwest Side neighborhoods of Bridgeport, Archer Heights, Gage Park and McKinley Park. Marijuana will also be taxed at 16% on top of existing sales tax. DPD@cityofchicago.org. Polls open 6am-7pm. Just over 200,000 voters (53.4%) helped pass South Dakota’s Constitutional Amendment A in one of Election Night’s closer marijuana votes. Democrat-held seat | West suburbs of Downers Grove, Darien and Woodridge. Also, in 2019, reform advocates in Oregon and California submitted proposed statewide ballot initiatives to allow voters to liberalize psilocybin laws through the 2020 ballot process. Voters’ Guide to the 2020 Michigan Ballot Initiatives Examining Michigan's statewide ballot proposals. 1. Citywide Planning Initiative, ‘We Will Chicago,’ Aims to Foster Equity, Diversity and Resiliency Throughout Chicago. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Northwest Side of Chicago including Logan Square and Old Irving Park. Voting against both.”. Arizona’s Proposition 207, also known as the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, will allow residents 21 and older to possess as much as an ounce of recreational marijuana and other derivatives like hashish, as well as allow licensed retailers to sell marijuana and allow people to grow plants on their own. Democrat-held seat | North suburbs including Albany Park, Forest Glen and parts of Morton Grove. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Southwest Chicago neighborhoods of Pilsen, Chinatown and Bridgeport. Democrat-held seat | North suburbs of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein and Green Oaks. Election 2020: Slavery is on the ballot in Utah and Nebraska, and a gig-economy showdown in California is among the key ballot initiatives voters will decide on Nov. 3. Mississippi residents will have two versions of one amendment to vote on regarding marijuana: Initiative 65 and Alternative 65. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Suburbs of Bridgeview, McCook, Riverside and Cicero. Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including the western suburbs of River Forest, Maywood, and Hillside. Tate Reeves has already given his opinion about both measures, writing on Twitter, “Most non-stoners say we should be careful & deliberate. Democrat-held seat | Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties. Voices for 2020: Chicago Firefighter Casts Ballot Amid Year of Unrest, Chaos 11/3/2020. Democrat-held seat | Lake Zurich, Libertyville, and Lake Barrington. Opponents point out that the increase amounts to a 77% tax hike on the higher wages, which would also apply to businesses filing as pass-through entities. Voters wait to cast their ballots at Marquee Theatre on November 3, 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. Democrat-held seat | Will, Kankakee, Grundy and Cook counties. read more about our endorsement process here, How to vote in the November election in Illinois, Bookmark our 2020 Illinois election results page. 2020’s marijuana legalization ballot measures, explained Between the presidential election, governors’ races, and down-ballot contests, this year’s election features a lot of important choices. This support is spread across the country, in nearly every Major League market. States such as New Jersey, Arizona and Mississippi are voting on whether the substance should be legalized. Democrat-held seat | West suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Lombard and Lisle. Republican-held seat | Geneva, St. Charles, and Rutland Township. Oversees the Chicago Area Water System, from Wilmette to downtown Chicago to Lockport. Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs and O'Hare Airport, including Melrose Park, Bensenville and Elk Grove Village. support independent journalism with a digital or home delivery subscription. Democrat-held seat | First District, which includes all of Cook County. Democrat-held seat | Northwestern Cook County, including parts of Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Bartlett. Voters in the Garden State will be deciding whether or not to accept a constitutional amendment that will legalize recreational marijuana, which has been backed by New Jersey’s governor. Illinois voters will cast ballots for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the Illinois Legislature, as well as Cook County positions. CONTACT: Chicago Department of Planning and Development. Republican-held seat | Kane, Kendall and Dupage counties, including parts of Oswego and Batavia. Republican-held seat | Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Inverness. The Montana Medical Marijuana Allowance, or I-148, legalized medicinal use in 2004. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Suburbs of River Forest, Maywood and Westchester. Individual clubs have implemented their own local grassroots efforts, including turning their ballparks into polling locations, voting centers and ballot drop-off or ballot processing sites. Current polls show 60% of voters voting yes on the amendment, which specifies the legalization of production, sale and use of cannabis for residents 21 and older, according to Ballotpedia. Democrat-held seat | West suburbs of South Elgin, St. Charles and Batavia. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Andersonville and parts of Ravenswood. Recreational marijuana was also approved in New Jersey by more than 1.7 million voters. Democrat-held seat | North suburbs including Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Northfield. Republican-held seat | West suburbs of Naperville and Warrenville. (312) 744-9267. Republican-held seat | Central and southwestern Illinois, including Paducah, Edwardsville, and Danville. With 11,144,855 votes cast in the Nov. 3 election, that translates to 891,589 signatures needed to get initiatives on the 2022 ballot — up from the … South Dakota residents are also voting on legalizing recreational marijuana. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Back of the Yards, Fuller Park, and part of the Loop, River North and West Loop. According to the Clarion Ledger, a medical marijuana program will be instituted in Mississippi by Aug. 2021. Mississippi Gov. Democrat-held seat | Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, including parts of Schaumburg and Elgin. Republican-held seat | Algonquin, Barrington and Crystal Lake. If the measure passes, legal sales could begin as early as May 2021. Republican-held seat | West suburbs of Carol Stream, Lisle and Wheaton. This article summarizes the various reforms enacted in Denver and Oakland, along with summarizing the proposed new regulated models in Oregon and California. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). People over the age of 21 can possess up to 1 ounce or 8 grams of marijuana and grow no more than four plants and seedlings in their home as long as they are not visible from a public space and are kept in a locked room. Republican-held seat | Northwest suburbs including Norridge, Park Ridge and Niles. Republican-held seat | Sugar Grove, Yorkville and Elburn. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about each candidate — including unedited questionnaires provided by candidates, and links to campaign websites and social media accounts. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Rogers Park and Edgewater. Live results for 2020’s marijuana legalization ballot measures If all of this year’s marijuana ballot measures are approved, weed will be legal for more than one-third of Americans. Nov 3, 2020 Election. Americans voted on a variety of ballot initiatives during the 2020 elections, in addition to president and members of Congress. ... 2020. Republican-held seat | Marengo, Woodstock, Hartland and McHenry. On Nov. 3, voters across the country will head to the polls to vote in the 2020 U.S. general election. This support is spread across the country, in nearly every Major League market. Republican-held seat | Southern Illinois along the Mississippi River, including parts of East St. Louis. Proposal 1 — Use of State and Local Park Funds. Republican-held seat (Uncontested) | Minooka, Channahon, and Morris. Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including the northwest part of Chicago and parts of Rosemont, Norridge and Park Ridge. Since Americans are not as sensible as the Swiss, I’m generally not a fan of direct democracy in the United States.Simply stated, I don’t like … Montana is voting on the initiated statute Montana I-90, which would legalize recreational use for residents 21 and up, develop regulations for marijuana business, instate a 20% tax on marijuana sales and create a pathway toward reversal and expungement for marijuana-related convictions, according to Ballotpedia. The most important ballot initiative is the proposal by the hypocritical governor of Illinois to undo the state’s flat tax. Voters in Montana had two recreational cannabis items on their ballot, Initiative 190 and Initiative 118, and decided by a 57% to 43% margin in favor. Democrat-held seat | North Side of Chicago, from Clark street to the lake front and Divison to Montrose. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Southwest Chicago neighborhoods of Archer Heights, Gage Park and Garfield Ridge. Democrat-held seat | Far South Side Chicago neighborhoods of Roseland and Morgan Park as well as suburbs of Palos Heights and Crestwood. Search for a specific race using the drop-down menu below: Democrat-held seat | Cook, Will and Kankakee counties, including part of Joliet and Chicago's Southeast Side. Alternative 65 would only allow medical-grade marijuana use for terminally ill patients under the supervision of a licensed physician. Marijuana will be taxed at 15% with the revenue going toward supporting the new amendment as well as local schools and the state’s general fund, Ballotpedia reports. Though Wells and the companies backing the initiative say ... 2020… Results of 2020 ballot measures live in each state during the general election, including key propositions and initiatives on marijuana legalization, abortion and redistricting. Democrat-held seat | Northern and western Illinois, including parts of Rockford, the Quad Cities, and Peoria in central Illinois. In February 2020, the Nevada Resort Association challenged the ballot language submitted by initiative sponsors. Marijuana is a hot-button issue on a number of state ballots this election. Constitutional Amendment A would legalize recreational use and possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana for residents 21 and older. Voters approved a state constitution, which included the p… Democrat-held seat | North suburbs of Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, and Highland Park. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Parts of Brookfield, Cicero and Little Village. The 2020 election could have far-reaching policy implications — not just at the national level, but in a number of states as well, where important ballot initiatives are on the table. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | South suburbs of Frankfort, Olympia Fields and Flossmoor. The amendment allows residents to possess and distribute up to 1 ounce of marijuana and to grow up to three plants in a locked area of a residence in the absence of nearby licensed retailers. Proposition 207 passed with a nearly 20% margin and more than 1.5 million voters in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, according to Ballotpedia. See Which Florida Ballot Initiatives Passed In 2020 By Elise Elder. Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights and Mount Prospect. ... Chicago, Illinois 60602 312.269.7900 More contact information Commissioners. Nominate, vote—and start promoting! 2020 Ballot Measures 2020 Ballot Initiatives Colorado has eleven statewide initiatives on the ballot in November, four of which are amendments to the state constitution. The rigid nature of California’s ballot measure system helps explain another 2020 initiative, Proposition 15, the most ambitious effort yet to rethink Jarvis’ vaunted Proposition 13 tax rules. Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including Chicago's Loop, South Side and West Side as well as western suburbs. Democrat-held seat | Part of Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village. With that in mind, here are the six ballot initiatives that I’ll be closely watching on election day. Democrat-held seat | Southwest suburbs including Lyons, Stickney and Summit. Live, up-to-the-minute Montana 2020 Election ballot initiative results. August 20, 2020. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Logan Square, Humboldt Park, West Town and Wicker Park. Democrat-held seat | Romeoville, Lockport, Bolingbrook and Woodridge. Also on the ballot is Initiated Measure 26, which would establish a medical marijuana program for qualifying debilitating medical conditions, such as those that can cause nausea, severe pain and seizures. Republican-held seat | Mokena, New Lenox and parts of Frankfort. Democrat-held seat | North suburbs including Glenview, Golf, Skokie and Wilmette. Bookmark our 2020 Illinois election results page to follow vote returns on Nov. 3. Check your registration, find your polling place and review your sample ballot. COVID-19 vaccinations begin in the Chicago area, ¿Malas vibras en tu entorno?, rituales y objetos para proteger, 4-ingredient entrees perfect for busy weeknights, Frank Lloyd Wright house in Lake Forest sells for $2.07 million. They argued that January 1, 2023, will not be the date of effect as stated in the petition, and the funds raised by the increased fee are not solely dedicated to public education. Here are some of the key marijuana-related issues up for voting in each state. Democrat-held seat | Chicago neighborhoods of Jefferson Park and Dunning as well as Harwood Heights. Initiative 65 is the opposite. 5 states had marijuana initiatives on their 2020 ballot. Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Suburbs of Countryside, Willow Springs and Hometown as well as South Side Chicago neighborhoods of Ashburn and Auburn Gresham. Ballotpedia also covered law enforcement-related measures proposed following the … More of the story here, Dave Goldiner, New York Daily News. We've also indicated with a star () which candidates have received an endorsement from the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board, with links explaining why we made each choice. Democrat-held seat | Parts of Merrionette Park, Palos Park and Orland Hills. Democrat-held seat | Mokena, New Lenox, Matteson and Tinley Park. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | South Side of Chicago stretching all the way to Manteo and Peotone. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Neighborhoods surrounding Midway Airport, including West Lawn and Archer Heights. — MLB (@MLB) October 30, 2020. Democrat-held seat | Far South Side Chicago neighborhood Riverdale and south suburbs of South Holland, Crete and Monee. Democrat-held seat | Antioch, Old Mill Creek, and Zion. Democrat-held seat | North suburban Cook County and Rogers Park in Chicago. Lori Hansen sanitizes one of the voting booths at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds in Bozeman, Montana, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Individual clubs have implemented their own local grassroots efforts, including turning their ballparks into polling locations, voting centers and ballot drop-off or ballot processing sites. Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Downtown Chicago and South Side neighborhoods of Bronzeville, Washington Park and South Shore. Democrat-held seat | Lake County and northern Cook County. Democrat-held seat | Chicago's South and Southwest Sides and suburbs including Countryside and Hickory Hills. Politico tweeted that South Dakota also holds the distinction of being the first state to legalize medical and recreational marijuana at the same time. Democrat-held seat | Cook and DuPage counties including Chicago's North and Northwest sides, O'Hare Airport and Oak Brook. Democrat-held seat | Chicago's North Side including Ravenswood and Rogers Park in Cook County. This measure would also allow possession of up to 3 ounces as well as infused products and cultivated plants. Design and Development by Andy Boyle and Caroline Hurley, Chicago Sun-Times. Democrat-held seat | South suburbs of Tinley Park, Markham, Hazel Crest and Matteson. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP/AP), Days after she was sworn in, Illinois US Rep. Mary Miller facing criticism for invoking Adolf Hitler during speech in Washington, Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State passes 1 million confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases as 8,757 new infections and 177 additional deaths reported, Chicago police union leader downplays Capitol riot in radio interview, drawing rebuke from mayor, Dead at Capitol storming include Air Force vet shot by police, founder of Trump social media site, Biden slams mob as ‘domestic terrorists’, lawmakers call for immediate removal of Trump after Capitol chaos. Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Itasca, Bartlett and Bloomingdale. Democrat-held seat | Kane, Cook and Dupage counties, including parts of Elgin and Carpentersville. Democrat-held seat | Crystal Lawns and part of Romeoville. Data and privacy took center stage across state ballots this year, ... 5 state ballot initiatives to watch in 2020: results ... Another initiative would require car makers to create an open data platform starting in 2022. The initiative allows possession of up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana and establishes a tax on the substance at the state’s 7% sales tax rate. Democrat-held seat | DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe. Voters kicked out one judge up for retention and brought four others to the brink, marking the second election in a row that a Cook County judge lost a retention bid. The amendment will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Register to Vote or Change Address or Change Name. Democrat-held seat | North suburbs of Grayslake and Round Lake. — MLB (@MLB) October 30, 2020. This year voters in several states are being asked to decide on a variety of issues, including changes to tobacco taxes, vaping regulations, and gambling laws. Democrat-held seat | West Side of Chicago neighborhoods south of the Eisenhower Expressway. 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