Voter Turnout Extremely Low For Illinois Primary
March 20, 2012 7:00 PM
Voter turnout was low in Chicago Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS)
CHICAGO (CBS) — Turnout for Tuesday’s Illinois primary stood at a meager 15 percent as of mid afternoon.
Election officials said a lack of contested races was behind the lackluster activity at the polls. If that figure stands, it will be an all-time low for turnout.
“It’s going to be the lowest,” Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, told the Tribune.
“The real issue is” how low.
Today’s sunny weather was not enough to drive people to their polling places this afternoon.