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Suburban Municipal Primaries Today, Nobody Cares

By vouchey in News on Feb 22, 2005 10:37PM

Voting Ben FranklinWeeee!!! It's suburban municipal primary election day! Yahoo!!!

In an election event that seems to cause lack of concern for even the most cranked up political junkie (like this Chicagoist), municipal governments, school boards, library boards and every local elected partisan office outside of Chicago are holding elections. Yipeee!

Turnout is expected to be in the staggeringly low two digits (think around 12%) since many towns don't have partisan elections, and lots of voters are drained from the big one in November 2004. But for those of you who really need a fix (we're talking regular readers of Capital Fax, here), Palatine has got a race you could check out, and then Elgin has got some races.

And then The Daily Herald wiffs on a story about why Lake County has so many township board candidates. The Herald drags out some guy to say, "that folks are finding out that township government is very important in their respective communities." Whatever. The truth is that one-time Congressional candidate and State Democratic Committeewoman Lauren Beth Gash is building an organization. And it looks like she's succeeding.

Image via Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids