Wednesday, November 7, 2012
DuPage County voters elected eight newcomers to the county board, along with the the first Democratic forest preserve commissioner in a decade.
DuPage County voters rejected a proposition Tuesday that asked whether elected officials should be able to hold more than one office at a time. With all 748 precincts reporting, unofficial results show that a resounding 90 percent (332,657) of DuPage County voters rejected the proposal. Only 36,571 voted "yes." The question was placed on the general election ballot after Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso announced their plans to run for DuPage County Board seats in Districts 2 and 3, respectively. Both DiCianni and Grasso were declared winners Tuesday. DiCianni plans to resign his current position to serve the county board. Grasso has said he wants to hold both offices. Winner: Chris Kachiroubas (R) Republican …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
After months and months of political campaigning the races are over and all that remains is for the votes to be tabulated. Results for Congress, state and local races will be shared here once final vote totals are announced.
The presidential campaign is over now. Local races have grown increasingly contentious in the days leading up to Nov. 6. Now, the endless campaigning comes to an end and the attack ads will cease. All that remains is for the ballots to be tabulated and the winners announced. We will be updating the results for Congress, state and local races of interest to residents in Glen Ellyn, Lisle and Wheaton once the ballots are tabulated. Participate in a live blog tonight and share your thoughts with others in DuPage County.
No major issues were reported as of 4 p.m., according to Bob Saar, executive director of the DuPage County Election Commission.
As DuPage County enters its final hours of voting, election officials said they are expecting turnout to reach levels seen in the last three presidential elections. "We checked in with polling places around 2 p.m., and from what we can tell turnout was around 55 percent," said Bob Saar, executive director of the DuPage County Election Commission. In previous general elections, the voter turnout in DuPage County ranged from 74 to 77 percent, Saar said. "We're still expecting the after-work crowd, so there's no reason to believe we won't reach that level—or maybe even exceed—by the time the polls close," he said. Prior to Tuesday, about 80,000 DuPage County residents had taken part in early voting, Saar said. Counting absentee, military and …
While the reasons for getting out to vote varied among voters, a large number of Glen Ellyn residents were out at the polls Tuesday afternoon.
Glen Ellyn resident George Tovarek says voting in an election is the most important civic duty a person has and it is their obligation to exercise that right. Tovarek was one of more than 700 local residents who had voted by early Tuesday afternoon at Glen Crest Middle School. “Men have fought and died so people can vote,” Tovarek said. “I think it’s a crime not to vote.” One measure he was particularly interested in was Glen Ellyn’s referenda question asking voters whether they want the village to pursue electric aggregation. Tovarek thought it was a good idea for the village to pursue and hopefully it would lower costs as it has for other communities, he said. Gary W. Tomlinson, the technical election judge at Glen Crest, said 2,200 …
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Glen Ellyn, IL.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in Glen Ellyn, check out Patch's Election Guide here: Your Vote: A Guide to the Nov. 6 Election.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Kirk Dillard or A. Ghani? Peter Roskam or Leslie Coolidge? Judy Biggert or Bill Foster? A guide to the ballot choices for Congress, state senate, county board and more.
The presidential race has become increasingly contentious over the last few months. For most voters who will hit the polls Tuesday, choosing the next president is the most important ballot they will cast. But, locally there have also been a few races garnering strong local interest. Constituents with an interest in the race between Peter Roskam and Leslie Coolidge have shared letter after letter on Patch. Roskam, the incumbent, was given several opportunities to debate Coolidge, including a request from Patch to participate, but he chose not to meet his challenger. Judy Biggert, the incumbent in the new 11th district, is said to be neck-and-neck with her challenger Bill Foster. Rudy Giuliani stumped for Biggert during a trip to Chicago. …