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Early morning precinct reports

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014

* What are you seeing out there? Let us know.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


47 Comments
  1. - Big Muddy - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:15 am:

    Senger has a ground game going. Have not seen a thing from Miller.


  2. - Anon - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:23 am:

    The electronic voting booths are not working at The Belden Stratford because the password is incorrect. Ward 43 Precinct 32.


  3. - Pete - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:23 am:

    Crickets.

    Hit my polling location at 5:56 and was out at 6:03. First vote in my precint. The fact that most of the primary elections in Cook County are uncontested is hinting at low turnout.


  4. - Upon Further Review - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:27 am:

    Someone working for Dillard has place signs outside of numerous polling places on the North and Northwest sides of Chicago. No other Republican gubernatorial candidates had any signs in position unless they are going to the polling places now.


  5. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:31 am:

    First voter in a 2-precinct polling place in the far reaches of suburbia, and so quiet I could hear a pin drop. Except for a lone sign in front, I woudn’t have recognized it as a polling place.


  6. - Corporate Thug - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:33 am:

    Super quiet this morning in Springfield, Rich. Was the 2nd voter in my precinct at 7am. Odd.

    And apparently Jay Travis was turned away from her own precinct.


  7. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:42 am:

    “Second City Cop” blog recommended that CPD officers pull a Republican ballot and vote for Dillard. Nothing like waiting until the last possible second. Reasoning: pensions and Rauner’s anti-union rhetoric.


  8. - Anonz - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:43 am:

    At least two near-northwest side precincts were not open by 6:45 or so. Not sure if that impacted the Berrios/Guzzardi race.


  9. - Obama's Puppy - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:43 am:

    If signs mean anything and I’m not sure they do, but all I see is Dillard out here in west suburbs


  10. - Northwest Sider - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:44 am:

    Jaime Andrade is passing palm cards in front of St Luke’s in Logan Square. A few Guzzardi volunteers and Berrios paid canvassers out there as well.

    More people passing palm cards outside than people who have voted there so far.


  11. - South of I-80 - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:45 am:

    On my way into the office, I was at the precinct at 6:00 and was the second voter. With the weather not being a problem, it maybe interesting.


  12. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:46 am:

    We’re passing out the IFT Dillard flyers in our schools and I hear the IEA is making robocalls asking members to take a Republican ballot to vote against Rauner.


  13. - Brady sighting - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:50 am:

    Saw Bill Brady at OTC this morning trying to work the voters. He seemed cheerful and hopeful. Putting on a good front


  14. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:55 am:

    Had to get testy with my first husband when he said he always votes against all the judges as a protest against the process. Sent him off to the polls with the ISBA list and a flea in his ear….


  15. - I'm New Here - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:57 am:

    An Eddie Winters volunteer handed me a piece outside my polling location (where there was an 8:1 ratio of election judges to voters).


  16. - I'm New Here - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:58 am:

    *a piece of lit. whoops.


  17. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:59 am:

    10 voters at polling place near comiskey park. New system not working so voted by paper ballot. Volunteers from 11th ward dems outside the polling spot


  18. - Upon Further Review - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:01 am:

    The IEA has really gone all in for Dillard in terms of mailings and Robocalls.


  19. - phocion - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:08 am:

    Dillard spotted at the Elmhurst train station this morning…


  20. - Barton Lorimor - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:09 am:

    The machine collecting ballots for Capital 17 and 44 on Springfield’s southwest side (Sherwood/Westchester) had counted 27 ballots at around 7:45 p.m. The election judge says he expects 20% today.


  21. - Snucka - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:10 am:

    Dillard signs are up at 47th ward precincts. A sign proves nothing other than the fact that one person stuck it in the ground. Whether that person, and thousands like him or her, then goes out and does something meaningful today is another matter.


  22. - DevotedVoter - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:10 am:

    Drove past numerous polling places on my way to work in Peoria. Dillard signs at every one of them and no sign of any other gubernatorial candidate. He might just pull this off. He’s got the dedicated followers that Rauner doesn’t.


  23. - Walter Mitty - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:11 am:

    I will say IEA has gone all in…They either pull off a big upset… Or this will help Rauner when they fail this attempt and then back Quinn… I think it would have made sense 3 months ago… But today… Plays into perceptions of Union bosses… And I fear, teachers get beat up more than they deserve because of this…
    Also, 10 Grogan signs at my polling place… 0 Cross Western Burbs…


  24. - TechGuy38 - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:13 am:

    I see Senger signs EVERYWHERE. I ran down 75th this morning on the way to work and from Darien to Naperville it is just plastered. Not much activity from Balkema and NO Miller signs. Senger’s team must have been working hard last night…


  25. - Mustangs - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:14 am:

    Cross signs everywhere in downers grove. Really giving it to Grogan in his home town


  26. - dick simpkins - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:15 am:

    In West Will Senger Balkema and Batinick are dominating. Nothing from Mancke or Miller. There was a Senger volunteer at my polling location though not many voters


  27. - Empty Chair - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:21 am:

    Signs. lol.


  28. - Anonymiss - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:24 am:

    You guys are right. Winner is candidate with most signs. Votes, schmotes!


  29. - MrJM - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:29 am:

    Turn out was waaaaaaaay down at 7 am.

    – MrJM


  30. - Signature - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:33 am:

    In the final hours of the campaign, you don’t have that many things you can do. So put up signs at polling places even though, especially in a primary, it’s hard to imagine many people making up their mind to vote for someone because of the sign.

    But heaven help you if you don’t do it.


  31. - Highland, IL - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:39 am:

    First time in many years I’m going to wait until after work to vote. I want to see the number of ballots. Rauner & Grogan signs everywhere here. Someone was busy last night.


  32. - Nellie - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:41 am:

    Ran into Bert Miller at the Lisle train station this morning. He looked exhausted, I asked him how he was holding up and he said that he couldn’t wait for this to all be over.

    Hey Bert it goes till November!


  33. - WonderfulWorld - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:41 am:

    In my heavily-voting Palatine Township Republican suburban precinct, I was voter number 7 at 7:45. NO SIGNS up. I am floored by the lack of interest.


  34. - Downstate Weed Chewing Hick - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:46 am:

    My Champaign County precinct had Dillard signs out but no Brady signs. Kinda surprised by that. Light turnout. I was the only one there at 7:30.


  35. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:48 am:

    General malaise in Orland. 2nd ballot pulled for my party of choice in my precinct. Poll workers had to figure out how to get the machine to accept an undervote. (Yes, I was too fed up with the choices in some races and just didn’t vote them.) Told them they better learn because I won’t be the only one.


  36. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:50 am:

    ==In the final hours of the campaign, you don’t have that many things you can do. ==

    If you feel like your campaign has very little to do on the morning of Election Day, in this day and age of technology and voter databases….then you’re doing it wrong.


  37. - ZC - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:53 am:

    Confirm the Dillard signs up around the Chicago north side precincts. But people rarely vote the top of the ticket based on signs.


  38. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:55 am:

    Going to vote in the Repub. primary for the first time in years. I have a pension to protect and Dillard is the only one that gives me any hope.


  39. - Up and Adam - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:57 am:

    WHO CARES ABOUT THE YARD SIGNS!?


  40. - Mouthy - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:58 am:

    Dillard may have a shot. No one has a GOTV operation on a par with the teachers…


  41. - Frustrated Voter - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 8:59 am:

    Low turnout at my polling place. Grogan and Rauner signs galore around my polling place and all along my route to work. I saw a handful of Dillard signs, 1 Brady sign and I have still yet to see a Cross sign in this campaign. Did he even purchase signs?


  42. - Jen - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 9:00 am:

    Mustang-No Cross Signs in Downers Grove. GROGAN everywhere. Well-supported here. Nice try though with the spin.


  43. - Rural Madison Co - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 9:04 am:

    I live in a big GOP precinct but low turnout as of 8:15 am. One Rauner sign, four Grogan signs, and that was it on the GOP side. Dem side had one sign for a sheriff candidate.


  44. - Snucka - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 9:05 am:

    Signs could be a whole topic of their own. I’ve found that local pols love seeing their name on signs, and in local elections they can create a sense of camaraderie, especially in a hot race. Of course, it can also be demoralizing for a candidate in a race like that to walk a precinct and see it blanketed in his opponent’s signs.

    For statewide races, they’re just decorations.


  45. - Just Observing - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 9:06 am:

    I just heard from a non-political buddy of mine that he chatted, at the bar, with Bill Brady for about an hour last night at Hugo’s Frog Bar. I found it very weird that Brady, the night before the election, was drinking/eating at Hugo’s, while, presumably, his staff and volunteers were preparing for today. Obviously, Brady doesn’t think he has a chance (which he doesn’t).


  46. - MrJM - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 9:07 am:

    Speaking of signs: Over the weekend, I saw scores of yard signs for Manju Goel, a Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District. But at no point was I — or any of the yard signs — actually in the 8th Congressional District.

    Yard signs!!1!

    – MrJM


  47. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 9:08 am:

    Great job everybody!

    Let’s take this conversation to a fresh thread: http://capitolfax.com/2014/03/18/mid-morning-precinct-reports/


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