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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