The Chicago Board of Elections released final unofficial results, yesterday, the last step before certification on April 5. The final unofficial results are declared after all counts are completed.
As expected, 33rd Ward incumbent Democratic Committeeman Dick Mell has lost to challenger Aaron Goldstein by a narrow 50 votes, 5,457 to 5,407. In the 1st Ward, incumbent Democratic Committeeman Proco “Joe” Moreno defeated challenger Maria Theresa Gonzalez 6,604 to 6,405.
According to the Board, “At 53.52% turnout, Chicago will likely finish at or near first [in turnout] in the state, in a year when many suburban and downstate counties reported that they had set records.
However, Chicago itself previously has had higher Presidential Primary turnouts:
(1) 1984 – 58.54%
(2) 1980 – 56.74%
(3) 1988 – 56.03%
(4) 1976 – 54.59%