W.Va. Voter Turnout at 55 Percent in November General Election

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The official turnout in the 2012 General Election was 55 percent statewide in West Virginia, according to Secretary of State Natalie Tennant’s office.

The total number of ballots cast was 685,099. There were 1,246,559 West Virginians registered to vote in the election.

That total includes the 150,666 ballots cast during the early voting period.

There were 664,347 ballots cast in the race for Governor, 643,582 cast in the race for Attorney General, 638,440 cast in the race for Secretary of State, 628,483 cast in the race for Treasurer, 619,468 cast in the race for Auditor, and 613,583 cast in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture.

Pocahontas County had the highest turnout in the state at nearly 72 percent. Barbour, Harrison, Jefferson, Lewis, Marshall, Mineral, Morgan, Putnam, Tucker, and Wood counties all had voter turnout of more than 60 percent.

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