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Voter turnout high across the state

November 8, 2018

SCOTTSBLUFF - Voter turnout across Nebraska came in at 56.48 percent, according to the Nebraska Seceratary of State’s website. In the Panhandle, Garden and Morrill counties lead the way.

Garden County saw 1,031 of the county’s 1,348 registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s midterm election giving the county the state’s second to highest turnout with 76.48 percent. Only McPherson County, who had 267 of the county’s 343 registered voters cast ballots giving them a 77.84 percent turnout.

Voters in Garden County elected Andrea Lake, Randall Stanczyk and Mike Fischer to their school board.

Morrill County had one of the state’s highest turnouts, 70.55 percent, with 2,163 of the 3,066 registered voters casting their ballots. The voters in Bridgeport rejected LB840 and elected Charlie Brown as their mayor.

In Bayard the write-in candidate for mayor, Greg Schmall won with 288 votes, compared to 99 votes for Scot Ouderkirk and 82 votes for Michelle Coolidge. Donna Stuart, Kim Kildow and Becky Henkel were elected to the Bayard School Board.

Elsewhere in across the Panhandle voter turnout ranged from 44.19 percent in Scotts Bluff, 47 percent in Box Butte, 49.65 percent in Kimball, 50.71 percent in Cheyenne County, 58.93 percent in Banner County, and 59.56 percent in Sioux County.

For a complete list of voter turnout numbers visit https://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsVoterTurnout.aspx

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