2014 Primary Voter Turnout

DuPage County tallied a record low voter turnout in this year’s primary election.

The DuPage County Election Commission reported that only 16% of the 575,000 registered voters made it out to vote. That’s nearly 10% less than the last primary.

“Well, I was expecting a little better. It was 20 minutes after we opened before we even had the first voter. Usually we have a few people in line to start so that was kind of a first indication that it might be low,” said Jay Mitchell, Primary Election Judge.

Will County reported similar numbers with a little over 15% of voter turnout.

Overall, Illinois hovered between 14 and 16%.

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