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Voter turnout was low for Illinois' June primary election

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Voter turnout was low for the June primary election in Illinois.

Just under 22% of registered voters cast a ballot in the June 28th election.

State Board of Elections spokesperson Matt Dietrich says that's the second lowest turnout for a primary in Illinois in the last 40 years.

Dietrich says nearly 52% of those voting were democrats and 46% were republicans. Five Illinois counties offered libertarian ballots for certain offices. Dietrich says about 16% of voters opted for mail-in ballots.