Voter Turnout Higher Than Expected in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Voter turnout was up in Kanawha County for Tuesday's primary election.

County Clerk Vera McCormick tells WSAZ.com 21-percent of registered voters cast a ballot for the May Primary. 28,265 ballots were counted in Kanawha County.

That's up from the 2010 Primary election when only 13-percent voted.

More than 4,000 voters participated in early voting. Earlier in the week,

McCormick predicted turnout to be about 14-percent earlier in the week. She says some polling places reported to be a little slow Tuesday, but others stayed steady throughout the day and made up for it.

She says she is happy with the turnout, but always wishes more people would get out and vote.

McCormick says the county didn't experience any major issues during this election. The only problems reported were typical election issues with machines jamming or poll workers not showing up to work. She says all of the issues were quickly fixed.

The clerk's office is now preparing for the election canvass scheduled for Monday. The canvass will start at 7 a.m.


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