Corrected: Voters reject proposed Millstadt library district expansion

Republican voters showed up. Here’s a breakdown of voter turnout in St. Clair County
Derik Holtmann/dholtmann@bnd.com
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Correction: An earlier version of this story was incorrect due to misread results, plus partial precincts were still being counted. The latest results from the St. Clair County clerk’s office are below.

Follow live unofficial results for the June 28 primary election for St. Clair County. All results are unofficial until certified by the county clerk.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and votes are being counted. This story will be updated as numbers come in.

“Shall the unserved territory of the Millstadt Consolidated School District #160, St. Clair County be annexed to the Millstadt Library District in St. Clair County?” ( All precincts reporting, does not include results from all mail-in ballots and parts of some precincts)

Yes - 858 (26%) No - 1,834 (56%)

The referendum actually involved two votes. Library district residents were being asked to allow other school district residents to join, and the other school district residents were being asked to join.

Ballots cast in “mixed” precincts went into two different tabulators at the polls, according to County Clerk Tom Holbrook.

As of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, employees were still tabulating votes to determine in-district and out-of-district totals. Here are the ground rules as specified in a court order earlier this year:

  • If the majority of voters in the current library district vote no, the district boundary remains the same, regardless of the vote in the remainder of the school district.

  • If the majority of voters in the library district and in the remainder of the school district vote yes, the library district expands fully.

  • If the majority of voters in the library district vote yes, but the majority of voters in the remainder of the school district vote no, only contiguous precincts with majority yes votes are annexed.