Rock Island County Chief Deputy Clerk John Brown says there could be as many as 20,000 people who vote in the Illinois primary on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014.
Brown says that Tuesday’s weather forecast should help things out too. Just three people turned out to vote at the Quad City Music Guild from around 7:30 to 8 a.m. Tuesday morning in Moline.
Election officials there say that about 15 people showed up from about 6:00 to 7 a.m. Brown says that 20,000 people turning out for a primary is a fairly typical number. He expects just 20% of registered voters to participate on Tuesday.
“If you look at the Democratic and Republican Primary ballots, there’s not a huge number races,” Brown said. ” If we didn’t have the public questions on the ballot, that number could be significantly lower.”
The polls are open in Illinois until 7 p.m. To see a full list of where to vote on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities, click here.