Voter Turnout Is 18 Percent In Peoria County

Alpha Media Ryan Piers

Hundreds of voters filed in to First English Lutheran Church in Peoria throughout Tuesday’s Election Day.

Election judges at the polling place, which houses four precincts, say between 400 and 500 people voted.

“Pretty much what we would expect for these precincts. They come in ebbs and flows. A lot before work,” election judge Cherri Rubnich said.

Rubnich was impressed with the voters’ age range, with a 17-year-old (who will turn 18 by the general election) casting their ballot. While the oldest voter was 98.

“Born in 1920. Did it all on his own speed. Got up there and didn’t need any help,” Rubnich said.
Rubnich said she wanted to be an election judge to “fulfill a retirement buck list item.”

It was her fourth year helping out at a Peoria polling place. She says this election was comparable to her first primary.

The Peoria County Election Commission said voter turnout was 18 percent, the same amount that turned out in 2016.

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