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Voter turnout is expected to be around 50 percent, the state's top election officials said Tuesday.
"Fifty percent is typical for midterns for the last twenty plus years," he said. "It may seem busy in some places, and we'd love to beat the record, but only time will tell."
During the Blagojevich election four years ago, turnout was 48 percent. In 2002, turnout was 52 percent.
Some precincts are reporting lines out the door and heavier than normal turnout. One YMCA reportedly ran out of ink for their pens. Full numbers won't be available until all the ballots have been counted.