CHICAGO (CBS) — Strong voter turnout Tuesday morning indicates the overall turnout percentage will be in the mid 70s, according to the Chicago Board of Elections.
As of shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, 1,002,582 voters had voted, or about 63%, said board chairman James P. Allen.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: Protests Follow Release Of Video Of Police Shooting That Killed Adam Toledo
Voter turnout was steady but descending each hour, the board said. In the first hour, 30,000 voters went to the polls, followed by about 28,600 the second hour. By 2 p.m. the turnout was closer to 20,000 voters.READ MORE: Protesters Gather Downtown, Outside Chicago FOP Headquarters Following Release Of Video Showing Police Shooting That Killed Adam Toledo
The biggest voter group by age so far has been 25 to 34-year-olds with 222,000 voters casting ballots. That group was followed by 35 to 40-year-olds with 182,000 voters turning out. Just under 161,000 55 to 64-year-olds turned out, followed by about 154,000 45 to 54-year-olds.MORE NEWS: 5 People Rushed To Hospital From Scene Of Fire In Beverly
Allen referred to Election Day so far as a “relatively smooth day,” noting few issues at polling places.