Voters show strong turnout at the polls
Nov 9, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Say what you will about Tuesday’s election, but never say it failed to attract a crowd.
In at least two local counties — Erie and Ottawa — more than half of the eligible voters showed up to cast a ballot.
There was a strong turnout elsewhere, too, and seemed to be Issue 2 that drew people to the polls in this off-year election.
According to the Associated Press, Tuesday claimed the state's highest voter turnout in 20 years for an off-year general election.
Results posted early Wednesday by the Ohio Secretary of State's office show 46 percent of the state's registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. To find a higher turnout for an odd-year election you have to look back to 1991, when 51.3 percent voted.
For complete coverage of local issues and races, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register. Results from Tuesday evening can be found here.
Tuesday’s voting turnout
Registered voters: 52,043
Turnout: 26,759 (51 percent)
Registered voters: 29,866
Turnout: 16,728 (56 percent)
Registered voters: 37,361
Turnout: 16,915 (45 percent)
Registered voters: 39,722
Turnout: Unknown at press time