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FULL INTERVIEWS: Jim Mertens talks with Esther Joy King and Cheri Bustos

Hear from the two women vying to represent Illinois' 17th District.
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Vying for the seat in western Illinois' 17th District, Republican Esther Joy King will face incumbent Cheri Bustos on November 3rd.

King is a judge advocate general member serving with the Army Reserves on Arsenal Island.  

Bustos has held the seat since 2013.

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The 2020 General Election on Tuesday, November 3 has been preceded by a worldwide health crisis and a national social justice movement. Along with electing a president, voters in the Quad Cities area will be electing representatives at the federal level; in Iowa, a representative in the U.S. Senate and in Illinois a representative in the U.S. House. At the state level, incumbent representatives in the 71st District and 72nd District are re-matching previous challengers.

At the county level, some voters will be faced with questions regarding the Constitution. In Rock Island County, a Second Amendment Advisory question is on the ballot. In Scott County, voters will decide if they are in favor of a convention to revise the Constitution.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, a higher rate of ballots are expected to be cast by mail than in elections past. The polls are also open for in-person voting early and on Election Day. Before election day, visit our Voter Guide to ensure that you're ready to cast your ballot. Find results right here in real-time after the polls close on Election Day. To get notified when results are in, text APP to 309-736-3229 to download the free News 8 app and sign up for alerts.