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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Half of DuPage County Voters have Cast Ballots – Voters Urged to Return Mail Ballots NOW

By Saturday night, half of DuPage County’s voters had cast ballots for the 2020 General Election. The combination of 171,539 early voting site voters and 156,271 mail voters totaled 327,810 at 10:15 AM today, surpassing 50% percent turnout.

“In terms of ballots cast, we’ve already hit the three-quarter mark of 2016 record final turnout – 434,050 – less than two days from Election Day,” DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said. “Nationwide, high voter turnout has been predicted for months. It appears that so far the numbers in DuPage are fulfilling that prediction, despite the ongoing pandemic.”

“At this rate, even light turnout on Nov. 3rd would break the record. I believe we’ll make it, especially with the highest number of registered voters going into a general election,” Kaczmarek said. “The forecast for Tuesday is warm and sunny – absolute perfect weather for voting.”

Over 39,000 mail ballots are still outstanding of 212,816 requested. “Your voice will not be heard if you leave that ballot on the kitchen counter. Return it now. Please,” Kaczmarek urged.

Voters may return voted mail ballots via the following options: 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 polling place.

DuPage County is entering the 2020 General Election with 648,764 registered voters. Nearly 50,000 voters have registered within the past year.

DuPage County voters who had not yet voted were notified of their Nov. 3rd polling place location with postcards, in addition to inserts published in area newspapers. Voters can also check their Nov. 3rd voting location online:

https://www.dupageco.org/VoterLookup/

Early Voting sites are still open in DuPage County today and tomorrow at 15 permanent locations, which can be found on the Clerk’s website: 

https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Voting/EarlyVoting/

Historic General Election Voter Turnout in DuPage County

2016   Turnout – 70.6%    Ballots Cast – 434,050   Registered Voters – 614,752

2012   Turnout – 71.4%    Ballots Cast – 400,601   Registered Voters – 560,718

2008   Turnout – 76.3%    Ballots Cast – 420,397   Registered Voters – 551,280

2004   Turnout – 76.1%    Ballots Cast – 404,117   Registered Voters – 530,732

2000   Turnout – 76.5%    Ballots Cast – 369,300   Registered Voters – 482,789