Analysis: Of uncounted Glen Ellyn school tax hike referendum votes, more would be cast by Republicans than Democrats
Of the 51 potential votes that still could be counted in the razor-thin Glen Ellyn School District 41 tax hike referendum, twice as many would come from Republicans as from Democrats.
An analysis by DuPage Policy Journal found 28 ballots (55 percent) were requested by consistent Republican primary voters, versus just 12 (24 percent) by consistent Democrat ones.
Election Day returns from the April 4 vote approved the tax hike by just eleven votes-- 2,663 to 2,652-- with 5,215 total votes cast.
The analysis is of applications mostly by voters who requested ballots by mail, typically college students and snowbirds who wouldn't be in Glen Ellyn on Election Day. These ballots have until March 30 to arrive and be counted. They must be postmarked by Election Day.
Of the 51 outstanding ballots, 25 were issued to voters over age 60. A majority of them-- 60 percent, or 15-- are Republican primary voters, versus six Democrats and the remainder with mixed voting records, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
They include former District 41 employee and current Dupage High School District 88 administrator Julie Grube of 834 Crest Ct. Her last four primary votes included two for Republicans and two for Democrats.
Eugenie Matula, 302 Anthony St., formerly a principal in Naperville School District 203, voted in the 2016 Republican primary. But her previous two primary votes were for Democrats.
Four ballots were issued to voters over age 90, including two aged 95 and 97 living at Brookdale Senior Living facilty. Both are Democrat primary voters.
Twelve outstanding ballots were issued to Glen Ellyn voters ages 19-22.
They include Megan Moffitt, 21, 467 Stagecoach Run, studying political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, who has never voted in a primary and is unaffiliated, according to ISBE. She hopes to contribute "academic research.. to the field of international humanitarian law enforcement."
Olivia Chinchilla, 20, 526 Bryant Ave., has voted in two Republican primaries according to ISBE. She is in ROTC at Northwestern University and once interned in the office of U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R).
Karl Agger, 22, 244 Scott Ave., has also voted in two Republican primaries. His mother, Denise, however, is a third grade teacher at Churchill School in District 41.
Hannah, Mary and Jonah Ladesic, all of 615 Scott Ave., are the children of Peter Ladesic, who led a group opposing the referendum.
Five ballots were mailed for voters in Florida and two in California.
One was mailed to Susan Nash Rasmussen, a Democrat primary voter who moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC in February according to her Facebook page. Her Glen Ellyn address, 69 N. Ott Ave, is for sale, according to Zillow.com.
Glen Ellyn Outstanding Ballots
|First Name||Last Name||Age||Primary Voting History||Address|
|Jonah||Ladesic||19||GOP||615 Scott Ave|
|Mitchell||Pohlman||19||GOP||1S601 Sunnybrook Rd|
|Eleanor||Kitcheos||19||None||412 Lawrence Ave|
|Claire||Simeo||20||GOP||367 Taylor Ave|
|Olyvia||Chinchilla||20||GOP||526 Bryant Ave|
|Grant||Colliander||20||None||678 Kenilworth Ave|
|Megan||Moffitt||21||None||467 Stagecoach Run|
|Hannah||Ladesic||21||GOP||615 Scott Ave|
|Mary||Ladesic||21||GOP||615 Scott Ave|
|Andrea||Davidson||21||Democrat||22W738 Ahlstrand Rd|
|Karl||Agger||22||GOP||244 Scott Ave|
|Leah||Landry||22||Mixed||77 Parkside Ave|
|Kevin||Douglass||24||None||271 Forest Ave|
|Catherine||Crawford||25||Democrat||306 Grandview Ave|
|Ashley||Quick||29||None||60 N Park Blvd|
|Kristina||Swanson||35||Mixed||22W222 Glen Valley Rd|
|Heidi||Risley||35||GOP||2N048 Diane Ave|
|Danielle||Moran||37||Democrat||374 Amy Ct|
|Danielle||Mbadu||38||GOP||21W753 Mc Carron Rd|
|Alice||Plutko||39||Democrat||675 Buena Vista Dr|
|Daniel||Risley||44||GOP||2N048 Diane Ave|
|Andrew||Trieger||47||GOP||305 N Park Blvd|
|Susan||Nash Rasmussen||47||Democrat||69 N Ott Ave|
|Jean||Beales||55||GOP||870 Ellynwood Dr|
|David||Long||58||GOP||22W310 2nd St|
|Jean||Kaczmarek||59||Democrat||78 Forest Ave|
|Julie||Grube||62||Mixed||834 Crest Ct|
|Michael||Pajor||63||Democrat||302 Anthony St|
|Stephen||Mac Kerell||63||GOP||551 Dawes Ave|
|Robert Scott||Williams||63||GOP||600 Dawes Ave|
|Cleo||Burtis||63||Democrat||365 Scott Ave|
|Eugenie||Matula||64||Mixed||302 Anthony St|
|Susan||Dibble||65||GOP||1188 Royal Glen Dr Apt 317B|
|Jeffrey||Fawell||65||GOP||588 Lee St|
|Debby||Richardson||66||Democrat||515 N Main St Apt 2AS|
|Geralyn||Patterson||66||GOP||754 Revere Rd|
|Zachary||Patterson||67||GOP||754 Revere Rd|
|Margarita||Garcia||68||Mixed||1N525 Park Blvd|
|James||Comerford||69||Mixed||365 Scott Ave|
|Jeanne||Van Strydonck||70||GOP||468 Pennsylvania Ave|
|Frederick||Van Strydonck||74||GOP||468 Pennsylvania Ave Apt E|
|Thomas||Crane||77||GOP||2S041 Stratford Rd|
|Audrey||Cibulka||81||GOP||1N736 Goodrich Ave|
|Dolores||Uncapher||83||GOP||2N168 Virginia Ave|
|Robert||Burlingham||86||GOP||60 N Nicoll Ave Unit 314|
|Barbara||Steinke||87||GOP||578 Glendale Ave|
|Rita||Lawless||88||Democrat||470 Raintree Ct Unit 1B|
|Sally||Hanson||92||GOP||515 N Main St Unit 1FS|
|Mary||Kapolas||93||GOP||2S041 Sheffield Rd|
|Herta||Zeller||95||Democrat||60 N Nicoll Ave Apt 319|
|Janet||Bailey||97||Democrat||60 N Nicoll Ave Apt 424|
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