Thursday, February 24, 2011

Six Chicago wards have better than 50% turnout in Tuesday's primary

Voter turnout in Tuesday's primary was just under 42%.

Yesterday, Progress Illinois published this chart of voter turnout by ward:

Note that the 19th Ward led all Chicago wards with a 74.25% voter turnout. Speaker Madigan's 13th Ward came in next, with a 58.35% turnout, followed by Ald. Michael Zalewski's 23rd Ward at 58.07%.

There were only three other Chicago wards that had a better than 50% turnout -- 41, 45 and 47 -- wards in which there were spirited contests for open City Council seats. In the 41st and 45th Wards, those contests are continuing.

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