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DuPage County 2022 Primary Election turnout strong so far…

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Above / The DuPage County Clerk’s Office reports DuPage County 2022 Midterm Primary Election is running strong so far, with Early Voting surpassing 2018 Primary. Mail-in Ballot applications “shatter” 2018 Primary by six times, the report noted.

WHEATON, Illinois / Voter Turnout for the 2022 Midterm Primary Election remains strong in DuPage County with numbers exceeding the 2018 Primary the same number of days into the cycle, according to a county clerk media report received late June 24.

Since May 19, more than 15,600 voters have cast ballots at 22 Early Voting sites throughout DuPage County. Turnout has been surpassing 2018 daily numbers since Tuesday. The total number of voters who cast ballots during Early Voting in 2018 was 21,506.

On Wed., June 22, 2022, DuPage County passed the total number for Early Voting in the 2014 Primary Election of 11,157.

A significant change with Early Voting in this election is that ballots are 100 percent paper in DuPage County with the new print-on-demand voting system.

Mail ballot applications for this election totaled 34,650 by June 23 – more than six times the 5,453 applications for 2018. Mail ballot applications for this election moved into third place in DuPage County history behind the November 2020 and 2018 General Elections.

As of June 23, 15,333 mail ballots had been returned.

The DuPage County Clerk’s office urges voters who have received mail ballots to complete them and return them right away.

All of DuPage County’s Early Voting sites will remain open through Sat., June 25, 2022. 

Tabs on Voter Turnout in 2014 and 2018 in DuPage County

Voter turnout for the 2018 Primary Election was nearly 25 percent; turnout for the same election in 2014 was slightly more than 19 percent.

DuPage County has 636,318 registered voters.

Voting Sites serving Naperville residents in DuPage County open June 25, 26 and 27, 2022

  • Fox Valley Mall, 195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora, Entrance 1
  • Islamic Center of Naperville, 25W530 75th St, Naperville, Youth Lounge
  • Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S Eagle St, Naperville, Meeting Rooms A&B

Early Voting hours for each location can be found at www.dupagecounty.gov/Election/Voting/EarlyVoting/.

Report submitted by DuPage County Clerk Media. Thank you.

Editor’s Note: Will County Voters can vote at the Naperville Municipal Center June 25, 26 and 27.

Primary Election Day is Tues., June 28

Polls on Primary Election Day at local precincts will be open 6AM to 7PM Tues., June 28, 2022, throughout Illinois.

June 28 also is the final day to get mail-in ballots postmarked, as well as the last day to drop off mail-in ballots at the election authority either in the office or by using a drop box, with both closing at 7PM.

July 12, 2022, is the final day election authorities will accept mail-in ballots that must be postmarked on or before Election Day, June 28, 2022.

Click here for link to “unofficial” list of candidates running to serve Naperville residents in DuPage County, Will County, Springfield and Washington, D.C.

And did you recall when voting changes were enacted in Illinois in this millennium?

In 2005 Illinois adopted early-voting measures to allow residents to cast their ballots ahead of Election Day.

In 2009 Illinois adopted no-excuse absentee voting that allows any resident to request a ballot via mail. 

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