September 22, 2023


After delay, DeKalb County election results live online

Election judges wait for the next voter to check in as voting booths remain idle during a slow period on election day Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the polling place in Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeKalb.

SYCAMORE – Almost three hours after primary polls closed Tuesday in DeKalb County, election results were updated on a new portal via the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder’s Office online.

Results can be found at

The reporting was delayed slightly Tuesday after DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder Doug Johnson said an issue with the software delayed reporting.

When asked about the election results about 9 p.m., Johnson said he’d been working with his staff and technical support to fix an issue with the software needed to update election results. Johnson said a representative from a technical support vendor that provides tech support to the clerk’s office did not show up Tuesday, and there was an issue with adapting to recently installed software.

In DeKalb, candidates and members of the DeKalb County Democratic Party gathered at Fatty’s Pub & Grille to await results. As of 9:30 p.m., no results had yet been posted on the clerk’s website,, which normally is updated live throughout election nights as votes are tallied.

“I am getting information from the clerk’s office they’re having issues with the online software,” said Kori Rempfer, chair for the Democratic Party. I don’t know when we’ll get updates.”

Voter turnout data was being published as of 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, and race results are live as of 10:14 p.m.

Megann Horstead

Megann Horstead

Megann Horstead is an award-winning news reporter for the Daily Chronicle, covering city government and schools in DeKalb. Her news reporting experience led to a first place award in local government beat reporting from the Illinois Press Association.