WEYERMULLER: LOW VOTER TURNOUT

Illinois Review –

By Mark Weyermuller –

I’m reporting what everybody is saying: Voter turnout is low. I voted in Wilmette at 7:30a.m. being the sixth voter of the day. This precinct at Saint Joseph’s Church has 820 registered voters. At this rate, it would be 52 votes or 15.7% as a predicted turnout.

These elections today are the midterm primaries by party including governor, senate, congress, treasurer, state house &  senate, judges, committeemen, and several other races. The winners will face off in November of 2014.

Later in the day, I played in my seniors volleyball league at Hamlin Park in Roscoe Village.  There were two precincts there in the other gym with about 1500 possible voters.  At noon, between the two only 41 people had voted indicating a prediction of 20% turnout. For the record, I did not vote here. They say in Chicago, vote early and often.

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