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Florence County election turnout looks ‘strong’

November 6, 2018

FLORENCE – Voter turnout in Florence County might surpass the turnout for the previous mid-term elections.

Florence County Election Commission Executive Director David Alford said Tuesday afternoon that the turnout for the 2018 general election was visibility good and that the turnout looked strong. He estimated that the turnout might surpass the turnout for the 2014 mid-term elections.

Alford added that he would not have any numbers on the turnout until he begins to download the information from the voting machines after the polls close at 7 p.m.

In 2014, 36,872 voters cast their ballots in Florence County for a turnout of 44.92 percent. Statewide, 1.26 million people cast their ballots for a turnout of 43.79 percent.

In 2010, 42,287 Florence County voters cast their ballots, a turnout of 55.17 percent. Statewide, 1.37 million people cast their ballots for a turnout of 51.89 percent.

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