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Low voter turnout reported

Officials report a low voter turnout for this week’s Illinois primary elections.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump won the Presidential primary in the state and Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham is expected to win for a full term after winning the Democratic primary. Incumbents won most of their contests around the state.

In the 53rd Illinois Senate District primary for the GOP, Chris Balkema was the winner with almost 50 percent of the vote. Jesse Faber had about 32 percent of the vote followed by Mike Kirkton with 10.8 percent and Susan Wynn Bence with 7.9 percent.

For the Illinois GOP primary in the 88th district in the race for the Illinois House, Regan Deering won with 68.7 percent of the vote compared to Chuck Erickson with 31.3 percent.

Voters in Ford County voted in favor of the school sales tax referendum in Gibson City and were also in favor of the Gibson City pool. The countywide school sales tax referendum in Ford County did not pass.

Locally, in Livingston County, there was a 25 percent voter turnout with all 46 precincts reporting. Ballots cast totaled 5409 with 21594 total voters. Almost 81 percent of those ballots were cast at the polling places, while 8.6 percent were early voting and 10.8 percent were vote by mail.


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