The Illinois Information Service reports:
“Voter turnout was low for the June primary election in Illinois.
“Just under 22% of registered voters cast a ballot in the June 28th election.
“State Board of Elections spokesperson Matt Dietrich says that’s the second lowest turnout for a primary in Illinois in the last 40 years.
“Dietrich says nearly 52% of those voting were democrats and 46% were republicans. Five Illinois counties offered libertarian ballots for certain offices.
“Dietrich says about 16% of voters opted for mail-in ballots.”
Here are turnout figures from 1976 through 1996:
In June, the turnout was only 19.6%.