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Voter turnout in judicial circuits ranges from 16-31 percent; Democrats have stronger showing in Madison, St. Clair

By Ann Maher | Mar 21, 2018

Voter turnout in counties of the Third and Twentieth Judicial Circuits ranged from a low of approximately 16 percent in Monroe to a high of 31 percent in Washington.

For the highest populated counties in the circuits - Madison and St. Clair - Democrats and Republicans turned out at about the same rate, with Democrats edging their counterparts.

According to figures available on county websites, turnout in Madison County was approximately 25 percent - 12.4 percent Democrat to 11.8 percent Republican.

In St. Clair County, turnout was approximately 17 percent - 10 percent Democrat to 7 percent Republican.

In Monroe County, turnout was approximately 16 percent - 10 percent Republican to 5 percent Democrat.

In Randolph County, turnout was approximately 17 percent - 9 percent Democrat to 8 percent Republican.

In Bond County, overall turnout was 26 percent; Perry County, 20 percent; Washington County, 31 percent - none of these counties provided a partisan breakdown of overall ballots cast.

In judicial contests in which candidates ran unopposed, vote totals were:

Third Judicial Circuit

Barberis vacancy - (Madison County)

Dave Dugan (R): 15,800

Marc Parker (D): 17,475

Crowder vacancy - (Madison and Bond counties)

Mark Rabe (R): 16,960

Sarah Smith (D): 18,998

Twentieth Judicial Circuit

LeChien vacancy - (St. Clair County)

Laninya Cason (R): 9,135

Chris Kolker (D): 17,666

Lopinot vacancy - (St. Clair, Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Washington counties)

Paul Evans (R): 15,631

John O'Gara (D): 21,826

Fiss vacancy - (St. Clair, Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Washington counties)

Marshall Hilmes (R): 6,970

Heinz Rudolf (D): 21,643

Katherine Ruocco (R): 10,652

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Madison County Circuit Court Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Illinois