Fewer Springfield residents voted in Tuesday’s mayoral election than four years ago.
Around 25,000 voters cast ballots in Springfield’s mayoral race, which incumbent Jim Langfelder won, according to preliminary numbers from the Sangamon County Clerk’s office.
That’s around 2,000 fewer than voted in 2015, when he was first elected. Turnout was still around 35%.
Tom Holbrook – a political science professor at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – studies turnout in municipal elections. He says that’s above the average of 25% among the cities he’s looked at.