Less than 50% of the voters turned out to vote in McHenry County.
But that’s not so bad, when one looks at what has happened in off-year elections during this century.
Look at the numbers:
- 2002 – 45.73%
- 2006 – 44.40%
- 2010 – 47.19%
- 2014 – 45.59%
Not higher, but not much lower than the highest turnout over the three-election cycle.
The turnout may be higher than seen because there is deadwood on the voter roles.
So about half the registered voters made the decisions for all McHenry County citizens.
Now those who voted have the right to complain.