Ore. sees high voter turnout in 2012 election

Ore. sees high voter turnout in 2012 election

Ore. sees high voter turnout in 2012 election

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by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 7 at 3:09 PM

SALEM -- Oregon voters filled out their ballots in high numbers for the 2012 election, reaching 81 percent as of Tuesday morning.

The Secretary of State's office was reporting 81 percent voter turnout with 1,791,339 ballots returned and more still coming Tuesday.

Grant County had the highest turnout, at 87.5 percent, in a county-by-county comparison, followed by Gilliam County, at 87.4 percent, Benton County, at 85.9 percent and Hood River County, at 85.1 percent.

Multnomah County had 80.2 percent, Washington County was reporting 80.4 percent and Clackamas County had 81.8 percent.

More: County-by-county voter turnout numbers

The 2008 general election had a total turnout of 85 percent in Oregon with 1,845,251 ballots returned.

 

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