Research 09/30/2018

Election Practices & Options

In August 2018, Wisconsin held primaries to select party candidates for the November 2018 general election in the same way it has for more than 100 years. Voters could participate in one party primary and cast a single vote in each race. Candidates receiving the most votes, not necessarily a majority, moved on to the November general election. Wisconsin’s turnout…

Research 05/25/2018

Illinois is Losing More Residents Than Any State Except for One

A recent article in the Chicago Business Journal shows Illinois is losing more residents than any state except for one. In 2015, Illinois had a population of 12.17 million. By only 2016 (the latest year available), it shrank to about 12.15 million, resulting in a net drop of 138,000 people. Read more here at Chicago Business Journal. Photo Credit: