While voting at Crystal Lake’s Main Beach House (thank you Park District officials for putting democracy in front of renting out the room for karati!), a confused young man was pointed to me.
He wanted to know whether the precinct was in the 6th or the 14th Congressional District.
I told him the 6th.
He wanted to know where the 14th began and I told him the boundary was in front of my house, Meridian Street.
He wasn’t the only one confused.
Turnout was good at both my precinct, Algonquin 7, and Algonquin 19, which votes at the same location.
At about 4 this afternoon, there were 212 votes that had been cast in Algonquin 7. In addition, there were 86 early and absentee ballots to be counted.
For Algonquin 19, which has more voters, 230 had voted in person, plus 102 who had voted earlier.
There were handmade signs opposing Jack Franks’ County Executive referendum posted near the polling place.