Illinois Primary Election sees relatively low voter turnout

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Voter turnout in the Chicago area was fairly lackluster Tuesday, with no part of the area really standing out.

Chicago and the six suburban counties have 5.25 million registered voters. A little more than 1 million of them casted ballots in the primary election, or 19.2%. Breaking it down, the city of Chicago had a turnout of 19.7%.

"Not one of the best primary turnouts but (it) does fall in between 2018 and 2014 gubernatorial primaries,” said Chicago Board of Election spokesman Max Bevers.

DuPage County bested all others from a percentage standpoint with a just under 22% turnout. McHenry County turnout was more than 19%, and Will, Lake and Kane Counties were in the 18% range.

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