Like everybody else, as the election results rolled in last night, we wanted to know who won.
But that's not all. We didn't just want to hear the candidates' side of the election story, or the Kane County Board of Elections' side of the story -- we also wanted to hear yours. And while we heard from the county there were few complaints about the election process, mostly about signage, what we heard from you was there were some ridiculously long lines at area polling places and a few other "interesting anomalies."
Reporter Katie Anderson has that story in today's paper ("Kane voter turnout spors long waits at Elgin-area polls").
Here are a few more from our readers, in their own words...
Danise Habun of Elgin knows she is the only Danise Habun in Kane County, but yet when she tried to vote at about 10:15 a.m., she was told that she had already voted by absentee ballot.
"I always vote on election day," Habun said.
At the polling location, Elgin Community Church, the judges said the computer they had showed she had voted, but a call to the Kane County Clerks office said she hadn't. Eventually, a technician was able to override the info in the computer and allow her to cast her vote anyway.
The judges said other people had had problems voting, too, Habun said, but she didn't get into what the problems were.
Once she was done, Habun said, she filed a complaint at Kane County. She then posted her story on Facebook.
And, she said, "I had some interesting responses about the anomalies that have occurred in our area with voting today."
-- Janelle Walker, Freelance Writer
More reader reports, ways to share your experiences, after the jump.