Election judge Vivian Mikolite (far right) talks with voters, including Hinsdale Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michael Goebel (far left), as they wait to check in at the polls in Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale.
Jeff Krause of Hinsdale proudly shows his "I voted today," sticker outside the polls at Hinsdale United Methodist Church. Some voters were disappointed when their polling place ran out of stickers before they voted late in the day.
Bo Blackburn of Willowbrook shows his son Cameron, 6, how to vote at the Burr Ridge United Church of Christ polling location. | Jerry Daliege~for Sun-Times Media
Voters check in at the Oak Brook Golf Club on Nov. 6, 2012. | Chuck Fieldman—Sun-Times Media
The Oak Brook Golf Club was one of eight polling places for the Nov. 6 election. | Chuck Fieldman—Sun-Times Media
Volunteer Spero Dalietos of Willowbrook passes out "I Voted" stickers at the Burr Ridge United Church of Christ polling location. | Jerry Daliege~for Sun-Times Media
Clarendon Hills residents wait in line about 5 p.m. at Prospect School to vote in the Nov. 6 election. | Chuck Fieldman—Sun-Times Media
First-graders at Prospect School made signs encouraging everyone to vote in the Nov. 6 election. | Chuck Fieldman—Sun-Times Media
Brenda Knotts of Hinsdale feeds her paper ballot into the ballot box in Hinsdale United Methodist Church late Tuesday afternoon.
Jeri and Victor Galati, outside their polling place at Hinsdale United Methodist Church, where they voted for Obama Tuesday, which they believe puts them in the minority of Hinsdale voters.
Voters jammed the gym at Park Junior HIgh School in LaGrange Park, which served as the polling place for two precincts from Lyons Township and two from Proviso Township. | Jane Michaels~Sun-Times Media
Chris Sneed of La Grange takes a form from Gail Bingenheimer as fellow election judge Richard Carnall watches Tuesday at Lyons Township Precinct 9 at the First Congregational Church of La Grange. | Jane Michaels~Sun-Times Media
Voter Melissa Roberts requests a ballot from election judge Cindy Oviedo at Field Park School in Western Springs. | Jane Michaels~Sun-Times Media
Election judges Cindy Oviedo, James Rock, Don Carnes and Edward Lyons catch a momentary break in the action at Field Park School in Western Springs, where more than 85 percent of registered voters turned out. | Jane Michaels~Sun-Times Media
People wait as election judges, including Vivian Mikolite of Hinsdale (far right), check their voter registration about 4 p.m. in the basement of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale. Judges said between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m., there was no lull, and "it was pretty steady after that."
WESTERN SPRINGS — Election judges at Field Park School were amazed by the turnout, more than 85 percent of registered voters by 5 p.m. Lyons Township Precinct 21 had 216 absentee voters, and on Election Day, another 756 voters had cast ballots before dinner time, … Read More