Sangamon County election officials are predicting another year of low turnout for Tuesday’s off-year elections.
Despite some key contested races for Springfield school board and park board seats… and lively contests in communities like Chatham, Riverton and Pleasant Plains… County Clerk Joe Aiello says turnout is likely to be somewhere from 16 to 18-percent of eligible voters. He bases the estimate on early voting numbers, which Aiello says are down from four years ago, when turnout overall hit 18-percent.
[The polls are open Tuesday from 6am to 7pm. 970 WMAY will have complete coverage of election returns Tuesday night.]