What Was Voter Turnout in Cook County, Area Counties?

Area voters reported little to no wait at polling places during Tuesday's local election.

On Tuesday, 18.8 percent of voters made it out to the polls in suburban Cook County to vote in this year's local election, according to the Cook County Clerk's website. 

While the turnout was higher than other area counties, it was an average turnout for a local election in Cook County. Since 2005, turnout in Cook County has ranged from as low as 16.7 percent of voters casting their ballot in 2011 to as high as 27 percent voting in 2005. 

Comparably speaking, during last fall's presidential election, 70.7 percent of registered voters made it to the polls in suburban Cook County. 

Voter Turnout for Suburban Cook Co. Elections

Date  Votes  Total Voters    Percent of Voters April 9, 2013 273,371     1,455,446 18.8% April 5, 2011  233,350  1,395,756 16.7% April 7, 2009  304,766 1,463,070 20.8% April 17, 2007  236,050 1,371,803   
17.21% April 5, 2005 382,587 1,418,280

Cook County voters reported little to no wait at the polls on Tuesday. 

Voter Turnout in Surrounding Counties

Other counties also reported a low turnout during Tuesday's election.

In nearby Will County, 66,087 ballots were cast accounting for about 16.84 percent of registered voters, according to the Will County Clerk's Office.

In Kane County, only 13 percent of voters made it out to the polls, according to unofficial numbers on the Kane County Circuit Clerk website. 

Here are how other area counties compared: 

County   Ballots Cast   Registered Voters  Voter Turnout  Will County  66,087 392,549 16.84% Kane County  29,338 225,967 12.98% Suburban Cook County  273,371 1,455,446 18.8% Lake County 72,305 410,397 17.62%

Patch Editor Ben Feldheim contributed to this report.

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Stephen C. Lingle April 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM
This is what you get when one party has control, anyone hear Indiana calling?
Rob P April 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM
And these are registered voters, you'd be surprised the % that are not even registered! pathetic.


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