Record low turnout in Illinois March Primary election: State Board of Elections

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Voters in Illinois were largely anywhere but at the polls on Election Day.

Only 19.07% of all registered voters in the state voted in the March 19 primary, the Illinois State Board of Elections found after certifying the results Friday. That’s the lowest in all presidential primaries since 1972.

Of the state’s voters, 58.69% cast a Democratic ballot, while 40.16% of Illinois voters cast a Republican ballot.

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The only race on all ballots was for the office of President. 91.48% of voters in the Democratic primary voted for Joe Biden while 80.50% of voters in the Republican primary voted for Donald Trump.

Complete vote totals for all races can be found on the State of Board of Elections’ website.

The general election is November 5. Early voting begins in Illinois on September 26.

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