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Last updated: Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 - 04:17 pm EDT

Allen County voter turnout down from 2008 election

But county broke early-voting record

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While Allen County voters cast early ballots in record numbers this year, overall turnout actually dropped a little from 2008 and stayed about on par with previous presidential election years.

About 58 percent of Allen County’s roughly 250,000 registered voters turned out this year, down from 60 percent in 2008, according to Beth Dlug, the county’s director of elections.

But more than 22,000 people voted early in person at the county election board offices, about 3,000 more than in 2008, which set a record for in-person early voting, Dlug said. Overall, early and absentee voting increased by about 2,000 ballots from 2008, with a slight decrease in traditional mail-in voting.

This year’s 58 percent turnout matches 2004 and is a little higher than the 2000 presidential election, when 55 percent of registered voters turned out. And election workers still have a few hundred military and provisional ballots to count, Dlug said.

csheckler@news-sentinel.com


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