County clerks report unusually high voter turnout

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County clerks say they saw unusually high turnout at the polls yesterday.

In Missouri, the Jasper County Clerk’s Office reported a turnout of nearly 53 percent, in Newton County, more than 57 percent of registered voters cast a ballot yesterday. Turnout was even higher in Barton County, with nearly two-thirds of voters coming to the polls. Vernon County saw a turnout of just over 55 percent, and in McDonald County more than 50 percent of voters cast ballots.

Numbers in Kansas were slightly lower, with Cherokee County reporting over 43 percent of registered voters coming to the polls. In Bourbon County, just over 40 percent of voters showed up. And in Labette County, over 46 percent of voters cast ballots. In Crawford County, poll workers saw just over 48 percent of registered voters yesterday.

In the Sooner State, election officials in Ottawa County say about 86 hundred people cast ballots, translating to about a 43 percent voter turnout. And in Delaware County, more than 13 thousand people came to the polls to cast ballots.

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