DuPage: 2022 Midterm Primary Election Turnout Strong

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

June 26, 2022

WHEATON, IL — Voter turnout for the 2022 Midterm Primary Election remains strong in DuPage County exceeding the 2018 Primary.

According to the DuPage County Clerk’s Office, 15,600 plus voters have cast ballots at 22 Early Voting sites throughout DuPage County since May 19.  Since Tuesday, voter turnout has been surpassed 2018 daily numbers.  In 2018, the number of voters that cast ballots during Early Voting was 21,506.  On Wednesday, DuPage County surpassed the total number for Early Voting in the 2014 Primary Election of 11,157.

DuPage County recently improved voting procedures to involve only paper ballots with a new print on demand voting system.

The DuPage County Clerk’s office claims mail ballot applications for this election totaled 34,650 on Thursday, which is 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 yesterday, 15,333 mail ballots had been returned. Voters who have received mail ballots are urged to complete them and return them right away.” DuPage County Clerk’s Office said in a Press release on Friday.

“We couldn’t predict what the turnout could be for a Primary Election in the summer.  So far, the numbers are strong. I hope the trend continues through Election Day on Tuesday.” said DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek.

DuPage County has 636,318 registered voters.