Voter Turnout

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Officials Discouraged By Very Low Turnout In Suburban Elections

If you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.


Illinois Voters Go To The Polls (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Illinois Primary 2014: In Chicago, Voter Turnout Extremely Low

Voter turnout in Chicago was extremely low on Tuesday, with about 4 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot as of noon, according to data from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.


An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Heavy Voter Turnout Expected In Chicago Area Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s voter turnout in and around Chicago might not be a record, but officials expect it will be substantial.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2012

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Chicago Voter Turnout Predicted To Surpass 2008

Chicago Board of Elections Chairman Langdon Neal said Thursday that voter turnout on Election Day might be heavier than the 74 percent recorded in 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Hopes For The Best For Primary Voter Turnout

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn says despite analysts’ predictions that Illinois will see low voter turnout Tuesday, he is hoping for the best. As WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports, early voter totals are far […]

WBBM Newsradio–03/19/2012

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Early Voting Rising Among GOP Voters, But Low Turnout Still Likely

With Illinois a player in the Republican primary election for the first time in decades, the number of voters asking for a GOP ballot is up, but election officials still expect low turnout overall.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Sealed Bags With Election Results (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Officials Report Close To 52% Voter Turnout

Close to 52 percent of Chicago voters turned out to vote on Tuesday in the mid-term elections, the Chicago Board of Elections is reporting.


Photo Of Cook County Clerk David Orr (County Clerk Photo)

Clerk Blasts Negative Campaign Ads

Orr calls them a turnoff for voters, sees limited turnout.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2010

The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: Over And Out

Who could forget the CB radio phenomenon from the mid-1970s? Today, many online are certain that “over and out” will be the buzzword November 2.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2010