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November 14, 2018 Voter turnout near presidential levels
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The Tuesday, Nov. 6 mid-term election set a record for voter turnout locally and statewide.

In Washington County, 9,171 votes were cast, translating to a voter turnout of 60.94 percent.

According to figures from the Iowa Secretary of State’s office, that is the highest number of votes cast in Washington County in a mid-term election.

In the last several mid-term elections, the Washington County vote totals were:

• 2014 – 8,355 votes cast

• 2010 – 8,871 votes cast

• 2006 – 7,588 votes cast.

Last week’s turnout came in just under numbers from previous presidential elections, which generally draw the most voters.

Washington County figures from the past three presidential elections were:

• 2016 – 11,092 votes cast

• 2012 – 11,072 votes cast

• 2008 – 10,682 votes cast

It was a similar story in Johnson County, where 68,163 votes were cast in last week’s election, a turnout of 72.43 percent.

In the 2016 presidential election, 77,476 votes were cast in Johnson County, while in the 2014 mid-term election, 52,959 votes were cast.

Statewide, Tuesday’s voter turnout was 60.94 percent, with 1.32 million votes cast.

In the 2014 mid-term election, statewide turnout was 58.95 percent, while statewide turnout in the 2016 presidential election was 79.05 percent.

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