The Kane County Clerk’s Office is citing what officials are calling “amazing” voter turnout so far in the Nov. 3 General Election.
According to a Clerk’s Office Twitter post, there have been 116,598 votes cast as of Oct. 25. That includes a whopping 62,836 votes by mail and 53,762 via early voting.
By comparison, there were 172,100 Kane County votes cast in the entire 2016 election.
In the March primary, there were 305,471 registered voters in Kane County. The turnout was 74,978 of 305,471, for a turnout of 24.55%.
Those 62,836 votes by mail tallied so far are almost seven times the total mailed-in ballots of 2016. According to the Clerk’s Office, there were 9,424 mail-in ballots counted in 2016.
Those 53,762 early votes cast as of Oct. 25 compares to 72,537 early votes “in all of 2016.”
For what it’s worth, DuPage County is also seeing record totals for early voting and vote by mail. According to a DuPage County news release, as of Monday, Oct. 26, more than one-third of DuPage County’s voters have cast ballots for the 2020 General Election.
The combination of 100,232 early voters and 124,176 mail-in voters totaled 224,408 of 11 a.m. Monday, surpassing 34% turnout.
“Nationwide, high voter turnout has been predicted for months. It appears that so far the numbers in DuPage may be fulfilling that prediction, despite the ongoing pandemic,” DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said.
Kane County Clerk’s Office on Twitter
Amazing voter turnout in #KaneCounty so far. As of 10/25:
116598 total votes cast (172100 for whole ’16 election)
62836 #VotebyMail ballots returned (9424 in ’16)
53762 #EarlyVotes cast (72537 in all of ’16)
8 days of #EarlyVoting+#ElectionDay to go. Make your #vote count #twill pic.twitter.com/k0JiVm4pTi
— Kane County,IL Clerk (@KaneCoILClerk) October 26, 2020
Have you voted yet? You can #vote at one of the 7 #KaneCounty #EarlyVoting sites open until 5pm today. Avoid #ElectionDay crowds and vote early. More info at https://t.co/B33QgFYLoN. If you requested a mail ballot and want to vote early, please bring ballot with you #twill pic.twitter.com/2YUQ4clPAn
— Kane County,IL Clerk (@KaneCoILClerk) October 25, 2020