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Voter Turnout Higher than Expected in Kanawha County

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email
County Clerk Vera McCormick tells WSAZ.com that 21 percent of registered votes cast a ballot Tuesday.

(MGN Online)

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- More voters came out to the polls for the West Virginia Primary Election in Kanawha County than originally thought.

County Clerk Vera McCormick tells WSAZ.com that 21 percent of registered votes cast a ballot Tuesday.

Earlier in the week, she had predicted a 10 to 14 percent turnout.

McCormick says early voting had a record-year with more than 4,000 ballots cast.

She says there were some hotly contested races at the local level that brought people out.

"I think there was some good races," McCormick said. "You had quite a few candidates in the delegate districts - the 35th, 36th, and 37th. And of course, the school board race was highly contested and I think those races brought people out."

McCormick says they didn't experience any major issues during this election.

The Secretary of State's Office has not released any statewide numbers.


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