Illinois Midterm Election Turnout Was Fourth-Lowest in Past 40 Years

Illinois Midterm Election Turnout Was Fourth-Lowest in Past 40 Years

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois State Board of Election is certifying election figures and said turnout for the Novemeber midterms was 51%.

That’s the fourth-lowest turnout for a midterm in the past 40 years, elections spokesperson Matt Dietrich said. The highest was 65% in 1982.

He noted there was a slight decline in people voting early in-person, but the number of vote-by-mail voters doubled from 2018.

Dietrich also said the constitutional amendment on Illinois worker’s rights passed with just over 53% of the vote.

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