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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Friday, June 24, 2022

DuPage County 2022 Midterm Primary Election Turnout Strong – Early Voting Surpassing 2018 Primary Mail Ballot Applications Shatter 2018 Primary By Six Times

WHEATON, IL: Voter Turnout for the 2022 Midterm Primary Election remains strong in DuPage County with numbers exceeding the 2018 Primary the same number of days into the cycle.

Since May 19, over 15,600 voters have cast ballots at 22 Early Voting sites throughout DuPage County. Turnout has been surpassing 2018 daily numbers since Tuesday. The total number of voters who cast ballots during Early Voting in 2018 was 21,506. On Wednesday, DuPage County passed the total number for Early Voting in the 2014 Primary Election of 11,157.

A significant change with Early Voting in this election is that ballots are 100 percent paper in DuPage County with the new print-on-demand voting system.

Mail ballot applications for this election totaled 34,650 yesterday – more than six times the 5,453 applications for 2018. Mail ballot applications for this election moved into third place in DuPage County history behind the November 2020 and 2018 General Elections. As of yesterday, 15,333 mail ballots had been returned. Voters who have received mail ballots are urged to complete them and return them right away.

“We couldn’t predict what the turnout could be for a Primary Election in the summer,” said DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek. “So far, the numbers are strong. I hope the trend continues through Election Day on Tuesday.”

Voter turnout for the 2018 Primary Election was nearly 25 percent; turnout for the same election in 2014 was slightly over 19 percent.

DuPage County has 636,318 registered voters.

All of DuPage County’s Early Voting sites will remain open through Saturday, June 25, 2022.  Those sites are:

  • Addison Township Office, 401 N Addison Rd, Addison, Gymnasium
  • Bartlett Community Center, 700 S Bartlett Rd, Bartlett, Community Room
  • Bensenville Police Department, 345 E Green St, Bensenville, Training Room
  • College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IRC Building - Room 1020
  • Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave, Downers Grove, Committee Room
  • DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, Building 2
  • Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N York Rd, Elmhurst, Council Chambers
  • Fox Valley Mall, 195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora, Entrance 1
  • Glen Ellyn Library, 400 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, Round Space - 2nd Floor
  • Hinsdale Village Hall, 19 E Chicago Ave, Hinsdale, Memorial Hall Rotunda
  • Islamic Center of Naperville, 25W530 75th St, Naperville, Youth Lounge
  • Itasca Park District, 350 E Irving Park Rd, Itasca, Kids Klub Room
  • Jefferson Jr H.S., 7200 Janes Ave, Woodridge, Fitness Center
  • Kings Hall Banquets, 1000 Rohlwing Rd, Lombard, Small Banquet Hall
  • Lisle Park District, 1925 Ohio St, Lisle, Program Room - Door 10
  • Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S Eagle St, Naperville, Meeting Rooms A&B
  • Oak Brook Village Hall, 1200 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook, Conference Room
  • Old State Bank of West Chicago, 157 W Washington St, West Chicago, Entrance Foyer
  • St Marks Coptic Orthodox Church, 15W455 79th St, Burr Ridge, Community Room
  • Stratford Square Mall, 152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, Entrance 3 - Former Harley Davidson Shop
  • Westview Hills School, 630 65th St, Willowbrook, Multipurpose Room
  • Yorktown Center, 312 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, Former Beach for Puppies Shop

Nine of DuPage County’s Early Voting sites will remain open through Monday, June 27, 2022.  Those sites are:  

  • Addison Township Office, 401 N Addison Rd, Addison, Gymnasium
  • Bensenville Police Department, 345 E Green St, Bensenville, Training Room
  • DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, Building 2
  • Fox Valley Mall, 195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora, Entrance 1
  • Islamic Center of Naperville, 25W530 75th St, Naperville, Youth Lounge
  • Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S Eagle St, Naperville, Meeting Rooms A&B
  • Old State Bank of West Chicago, 157 W Washington St, West Chicago, Entrance Foyer
  • Stratford Square Mall, 152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, Entrance 3 - Former Harley Davidson Shop
  • Yorktown Center, 312 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, Former Beach for Puppies Shop

Early Voting hours for each location can be found at: https://www.dupagecounty.gov/Election/Voting/EarlyVoting/

Kaczmarek encourages anyone who is uncertain of their voter registration status, including those voters who may have moved or changed their name since the last time they voted, to confirm their registration and see their sample ballot at the Clerk’s website: https://www.dupagecounty.gov/VoterLookup/