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Low Voter Turnout Expected for Illinois Primary

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Illinois election officials are making final preparations for tomorrow’s primaries.

They’re expecting low voter turnouts. Bob Saar is the Executive Director of the DuPage County Election Commission. He says the number of early voters was less than he expected.

SAAR: It’s indicative of an election that probably will be not much different than past gubernatorial primaries where you get somewhere in the 30 percent turnout rate.

McHenry County Clerk Katherine Schultz says her county will “be lucky” to see a 20 percent turnout. A Kane County official says he’s seen higher voter turnout in some precincts with contested local races and tax referenda on the ballot.

Election officials say voters can expect to expect to see the longest lines in the early morning hours. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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