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Primary turnout soars to nearly 34 percent in Mason County

August 9, 2018

The turnout for Tuesday’s primary election was a bit higher than officials expected across Mason County, but they were ready.

The turnout for 2018 was 33.93 percent as 7,753 people voted out of 22,853 registered voters.

“Turnout was higher than in previous elections when we looked at the 2014 results,” Mason County Clerk Cheryl Kelly said Wednesday. “We always like to base (our preparations) on previous elections. ... We go to each of the polling locations, and walking into them, the voter turnout was steady at every precinct. The election inspectors and clerks did a phenomenal job and they were excellent with the long day as well.”

Kelly said voter turnout was much higher Tuesday than the last midterm elections in 2014.

The turnout for that year, in Gov. Rick Snyder’s final re-election campaign, was 23.84 percent. Of the 22,538 registered voters that year, 5,373 voted.

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