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Less Than 20 Percent Voter Turnout in Kendall County

The majority of registered voters didn't make it to the polls on March 18.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
With important state- and county-wide offices up for grabs, just more than 19 percent of Kendall County's registered voters turned out at the polls Tuesday.

According to the Kendall County Clerk's office, 12,284 of the county's 64,336 registered voters cast ballots in the primary. Of those who did vote, more than 11,000 took Republican ballots, the county clerk reported.


Election results won't be finalized until validation and counting of provisional and grace period ballots is completed within 14 days after the election, and a canvass has been completed.

Did you vote? Why or why not?


Magilla Gorilla March 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM
When a candidate affiliates himself or herself with either party, Republican or Democrat, they are telling voters that they are bought and paid for. Part of the two headed demon that is destroying OUR Country. Until people realize that voting for the lesser of two evils is an endorsement for evil, our government will continue to be corrupt and, quite frankly, an embarrassment to OUR Country. Register, Yes. Vote, No. Abstain from voting until viable, Honest people run for office. Campaign Contribution= Bribe... At least that's how Most of us see it. NO Rich Man should ever be allowed in Politics. Greed is NOT Good.
TK March 20, 2014 at 07:25 AM
I don't consider myself to be Democrat or Republican - I'm not going to these elections where I have to be one or the other in order to vote.
missmary March 20, 2014 at 12:06 PM
My biggest problem with the primaries is the having to declare a political affiliation. I refuse to do it. I will vote in the general election - where I'm sure I will vote for a mix of candidates based on their agendas and social and fiscal views. In this primary for example there were republican candidates I would have rather seen win over others, but I refuse to align myself with the GOP so that I can have a say in the primary. Same thing with the dems. Nope...just not gonna do it.
Patti Hermes March 20, 2014 at 05:01 PM
I vote in every election, including primaries, and I do not declare any political affiliation. I simply choose the ballot that has what I consider to be the most important races to me at the time. That's all. I remain unaffiliated with any political party. If you don't vote in the primaries, then you are letting the minority choose who gets to be on the ballot in the general election. If all you see is evil on the ballot, then you have no one to blame but yourself.
Magilla Gorilla March 20, 2014 at 09:27 PM
How am I to blame for the corrupt candidates they force us to choose from?

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