And tell the difference in the Huntley School District 158 board election.
Two years ago Easter was before election day.
This year Easter is late and Mike Skala probably caught a huge break in his race against Larry Snow for Huntley school board.
You see, many Sun City residents don’t return North until after Easter.
In the Kane county part of Sun City, two years ago there were 1260 ballots cast in the school board election. This time around only 779. That’s almost a 500 vote difference.
The McHenry County side of Sun City probably experienced a similar drop off. Overall probably about a 900 vote difference.
Granted, Snow would not sweep every vote, but what did Skala win by? About 1000 votes
There were almost 600 more registered voters in this part of Kane County, District 158 than two years ago (today 4761 versus 4163). In the Kane County half of Sun City, 600 more potential registered voters and 500 fewer votes cast. Skala did get 16 more votes in Kane County this time around (317 versus 301).
In McHenry County, Skala got more teachers and their families to get out and vote while likely Sun City voting was down significantly.
While a small fortune in election signs might mask what really happened, it appears
Teacher vote way up
Bingo, that’s the election.
You can read my first take on the election here: