Wednesday, November 2, 2022
DUPAGE COUNTY CLERK JEAN KACZMAREK ANNOUNCES VOTE-BY-MAIL DRIVING INCREASED TURNOUT OVER LAST MIDTERM ELECTION
WHEATON, IL- DuPage County Clerk
Jean Kaczmarek announces that with one week of voting left to go, voter turnout
in DuPage County for the 2022 General Election continues to considerably exceed
turnout at the same point in 2018. As of the end of day Tuesday, November
1ST, DuPage County voter turnout was 89,447 votes out of 615,799
registered voters for a turnout percentage of 14.5%. At the same point in
2018, total voter turnout stood at 69,881 votes out of 639,752 registered
voters for a turnout percentage of 10.9%. Total voter turnout in 2018
ended up at nearly 58 percent; turnout in 2014 was 49 percent.
The higher turnout has largely
been driven by the increased popularity of mail voting. So far, 83,723
voters have requested mail ballots.
Of those who have voted so far
in the 2022 election, 40,622 voters have voted early in-person and 48,825
vote-by-mail ballots have been returned. At the same point in 2018,
50,909 voters had voted early in-person and 18,972 vote-by-mail ballots had
“Promoting vote-by-mail has been key to my efforts to
increase voter access in DuPage County,” Kaczmarek says. “While the state
mandated that county clerks send a permanent vote-by-mail application to all
voters this year, my office mailed those applications twice, before both the
primary and general elections. Over 85% of our mail ballot requests have
been permanent, ensuring that vote-by-mail turnout will continue to grow in
Voters who have applied for a
mail ballot are urged to complete it and return it via mail or drop box as soon
“Voters may vote in-person at
one of our 22 Early Voting locations or any of our 269 polling locations on
Election Day,” Kaczmarek adds.
For the listing of 22 Early Voting locations open now in
DuPage County, visit: DuPage
County IL - Election Division - Early Voting.