Chicago is on pace to see well over 1 million ballots cast.
Chicago is seeing a big turnout for Election Day and it’s being led by the younger generation. Large numbers have been turning up at supersites all over Chicago throughout the day. One determined voter made their way to one of the key supersites, the United Center, as early as 4 am.
With both mail-in voting and in-person voting the city is on pace to see 1.1 million to 1.2 million ballots cast which would resemble a 70 -75 percent turnout and voters between the ages of 25 and 34 are to thank so far.
People aged 35 to 44 are the next biggest proportion, then followed by 55 to 64 while people aged 18 to 24 make up the smallest proportion of voters but that’s also because they’re the smallest age group or legal voters.
As of 11 am the Chicago Board of Elections had received more than 916,000 votes and spokesman Jim Allen said while it’s likely not going to be record-breaking it is still “a very solid turnout.”
Between 25,000 – 30,000 people have been voting each hour since the polls opened at 6 am Tuesday morning, Allen said, while more than 420,000 ballots have come in via mail, and there were nearly 365,000 early votes.