Voters break Champaign County record

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Champaign County has the highest number of voters it has ever had before an election.

The most voters Champaign County has ever had vote before election day is 8,700, but as of today, 19,166 people in Champaign County have voted either early or by an absentee ballot, said Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten.

There are about 140,000 people registered to vote in Champaign County, Hulten said.

The Illini Union was a polling place for early voting for the first time this year. According to Hulten, there were 1,209 people who voted early at the Illini Union.