Thursday, April 11, 2013
County officials said that the amount of traffic caught them by surprise and hampered the ability of the public to access election results.
Officials for DuPage County are saying that the influx of traffic to their election results website, which crashed the page between 8 and 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, has been a wake-up call to necessary improvements, the Chicago Tribune reports. According to the paper, the problem was caused when the available bandwidth was exceeded; page views peaked at 15,000 within a few minutes, 5,000 more than the peak in the 2012 elections. "If you asked me 72 hours ago if the site would peak out 50 percent higher than a presidential election, I would've laughed," Robert Saar, the election commission's executive director, told the paper. "Everybody here had their eyes opened. We're disappointed that it happened, but I'm extremely confident that going …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Also, incumbents hang on in all other Elmhurst races.
Elmhurst has a new mayor. At about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Steve Morley declared victory in the three-way race that pitted him against fellow city aldermen Diane Gutenkauf and Mark Mulliner. Morley received about 43 percent of the vote. "I really can't believe I'm standing here," Morley said in his acceptance speech at Hamburger Jones. "I really didn't think I'd be standing here." He said the campaign has been "a heck of a journey." "When I thought about running for mayor, and I thought about the current City Council, I thought, boy, if I could be mayor and work with the City Council I've been working with for the past four years, wouldn't that be fantastic?," he said He said it was difficult for him to overcome two problems in reaching the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Now that the polls have closed, follow our site for results to learn who won and by how much in all your Elmhurst races.
Tuesday, April 9
The above list gives you the unofficial results for all local races in Elmhurst.
Turnout varies by location.
It's closing time at the polls. So how was the turnout for this local election? The number of voters varied widely, from 15 percent to potentially nearly 50 percent, depending on the precinct. Toward the south-central part of town, where York Township candidates are on the ballot, Redeemer Lutheran Church had about 500 residents walk in and vote today by 5 p.m. Add to that the 300 who voted early, and that's about 37 percent of the total 2,176 potential voters at that site, according to election judge Steve Ford. "And we have two more hours to go," he said. "If I get another 200 voters, I could get to almost 50 percent." That's a pretty good turnout for a Consolidated Election, according to City Hall election judge Charles Pearson. "We …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
It's Election Day. Read this, get to the polls and cast your vote.
Wednesday, April 3
Election Day is Tuesday, April 9. Election Central Elmhurst is your guide to the ballot contests that affect Elmhurst. Elmhurst Mayor (Click here for coverage of the Mayoral race): Click links below for mayoral candidates' biographies and questionnaires: Elmhurst City Council (Click here for coverage of City Council Races) (Four of seven wards contested) Click links below for City Council candidates' biographies and questionnaires: Elmhurst Unit District 205 (Click here for coverage of the School Board race) (Vote for three) Click links below for School Board candidates' biographies and questionnaires: Elmhurst Park Board (Click here for coverage of the Park Board race) (Vote for two) Click links below for Park Board candidates' …