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About 25% of voters expected to cast ballots

<div>CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Many people think Tuesday's election is as important as any other. <br></div>
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Many people think Tuesday's election is as important as any other. That's why Jack Opolka came to the polls. Lucky for him, there wasn't a line.

About 26,000 people were expected to vote in Champaign County. That's about a quarter of the more than 100,000 registered voters. Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten says about 1,500 ballots were cast during early voting.

Polling places like St. Matthews Church weren't packed. People came in sporadically. Many election judges say they expected a slow day because so many of the races were uncontested.

Urbana had a bigger turnout; many think because of the race for mayor. Republican Rex Bradfield is taking on incumbent democrat Laurel Prussing.

Voters in St. Joseph are voting on a tax hike. The money would help the fire department replace an
old truck.

Meanwhile, in Douglas County, people are voting on a sales tax increase. The extra 1% would benefit schools.
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