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Early voting turnout moderately high here

A total of 1,553 people turned out for early voting at the Evanston Civic Center ahead of next Tuesday’s primary election.

County Clerk David Orr says that’s the sixth highest voter turnout among the 43 early voting sites available to suburban Cook County voters.

A total of 1,553 people turned out for early voting at the Evanston Civic Center ahead of next Tuesday’s primary election.

County Clerk David Orr says that’s the sixth highest voter turnout among the 43 early voting sites available to suburban Cook County voters.

The highest turnout was 2,755 in Orland Park. Wilmette’s Centennial Park was second with 2,214. That was followed by Northbrook Village Hall with 1,716; the Wheeling Township Hall in Arlington Heights with 1,674 and the clerk’s office in downtown Chicago with 1,623.

Looking at the home precinct of early primary voters, participation was greatest in New Trier Township followed by Northfield, Orland, Worth and Wheeling townships.

Here’s a map showing the breakdown by precinct, which indicates that much of the heaviest voting in Evanston came from people who live very close to the Civic Center voting site.

 

Nearly half the early ballots were cast in the last four days of the early voting period, which ran from Jan. 11 through 28.

Orr says 68 percent of early voters selected Democratic ballots this year. By comparison, for all suburban Cook County primary voters, 67 percent in 2006 and 65 percent in 2002 chose Democratic ballots.

Forty-four percent of the early voters were age 65 or older.

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