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Chicago Voter Turnout Near 52 Percent

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Chicago Voter Turnout Near 52 Percent

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Nearly 52 percent of Chicago voters cast ballots in the mid-term elections, the Chicago Board of Elections is reporting.

The official tally with all 2,570 precincts counted recorded 693,085 voters -- or 51.9 percent of those registered in Chicago voted.

In suburban Cook County, 706,344 ballots were cast with turnout calculated at 51 percent, according to the Cook County Clerk's office.

Turnout for mid-term elections has been about 50 percent for the past 20 years in Cook County, officials said.

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