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Voters show strong turnout at the polls

Melissa Topey • 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

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