Algonquin Township Republican Party Primary Set at 4.6%

Algonquin Township Precinct Map.

Algonquin Township Precinct Map.

Algonquin Township is where I serve as the Republican Precinct Committeeman in the 7th precinct. It’s is located in the northwest corner of the township. Across my street is Grafton Township.

When the canvass of the February 26th primary were posted, I looked at turnout.

It was pathetic.

4.6% on the average.

Even considering the lists are not clean, that’s really bad.

1,443 votes.

I decided to see which precincts had more than 5% of those on the voter registration rolls go to the polls. Here are the results:

  • Algonquin 18 – 8.3% (Township Trustee candidate Russ Cardelli lives in this precinct and his wife in the Precinct Committeeman.)
  • Algonquin 7 – 7.8%
  • Algonquin 19 – 5.4%
  • Algonquin 30 – 5.1% (Township Supervisor candidate Marc Munaretto and Clerk candidate Linda Lance live in this precinct.)


Algonquin Township Republican Party Primary Set at 4.6% — 4 Comments

  1. So why not FOIA the cost of that Republican primary election in Algonquin Township and give everyone what it cost all of the taxpayers of McHenry County per vote?

  2. Kathy……I see you didn’t mention any other township’s in your question, Why?

    Do you think all other Township elections were free of cost?

    What Point are you getting to? Anyone could have filed to run in the Primary!

    It wasn’t a Republican Primary ……It was a Primary!

  3. I only mentioned Algonquin because that is the township Cal was writing about. However, a FOIA request would be appropriate for any (or all) of the townships that held a primary on Feb. 26.

    And they were Republican primaries, every one of them.

    Political parties have 2 options when it comes to establishing a slate of candidates for township office: to have a primary or to hold a caucus.

    The county pays for the election expenses for a primary election, the township pays for the costs of a caucus (publication of a legal notice and a place to hold the caucus).

    There are pros and cons to each option, but either option is valid.

    All the details re a caucus are laid out in extreme detail in the Township Caucus Guide on the State Board of Elections website.

    There definitely is a significant cost difference and it should at least be noted.

    Anyone can file to run in the Primary — yeah, if they want to take an oath that they are a Republican (or Democrat, or Green if they decide to hold a primary).

    And anyone can skip the primary process and file to run as an Independent in the election in April.

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