Over one-quarter of DuPage County’s voters have cast ballots
for the 2020 General Election to date. The combination of 69,499 early voting
location voters and 107,017 mail voters totaled 176,516 as of 7:24 PM today,
surpassing 27 percent turnout.
“Nationwide, high voter turnout has been predicted for
months. It appears that the numbers in DuPage are reflecting that prediction,
despite the ongoing pandemic,” DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said. “In
terms of ballots cast, we’re already heading quickly toward the halfway point
of 2016 final turnout – 434,050 – 12 days from Election Day.”
DuPage County is entering the 2020 General Election with
644,796 registered voters. Nearly 45,000 voters have registered within the past
Election Voter Turnout in DuPage County
Turnout – 70.6% Ballots Cast – 434,050
Registered Voters – 614,752
Turnout – 71.4% Ballots Cast – 400,601
Registered Voters – 560,718
– 76.3% Ballots Cast – 420,397 Registered Voters
Turnout – 76.1% Ballots Cast –
404,117 Registered Voters – 530,732
Turnout – 76.5% Ballots Cast –
369,300 Registered Voters – 482,789
On Monday, DuPage County shattered the record for the first
day of expanded early voting by 58 percent with 12,380 ballots cast. Historic comparisons for the same day in 2018 – 6,218;
2016 – 7,809; 2012 – 5,138; and 2008 – 2,956.
“We’re continuing to see
daily records at expanded early voting compared with previous elections. The
average has been over 13,000 daily this week,” Kaczmarek said.
The busiest early voting site
– the Fairgrounds – is also the largest; lines have been have been short this
week. The Fairgrounds site offers both paper ballots and touchscreen voting.
The County Clerk’s office
increased the number of Early Voting sites by 50 percent since the primary.
Early Voting locations and times can be found on the Clerk’s website:
DuPage citizens who have not
registered to vote may do so at Early Voting locations and Election Day polling
places, with the required two forms of identification. “I recommend voters
needing to register to vote do so at an Early Voting location as soon as
possible to avoid long lines closer to Election Day,” Kaczmarek added.
Kaczmarek urges voters who
have received their mail ballots to complete and return them as soon as
possible. Voters may return voted mail ballots via the following options: a
USPS mailbox, no postage required; the DuPage County Clerk Election Division
office; drop boxes located at the south parking lot and main entrance of the
Jack T. Knuepfer Administration Building, 421 County Farm Road, Wheaton; or at
drop boxes located at any DuPage County Early Voting location or Election Day