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Voter turnout similar to 2010 election

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By Amanda Manning

 The voter turnout for the general election in Oldham County was significantly higher than the primary election. 

51 percent of registered voters headed to the polls yesterday, compared to 19 percent in the spring.

In the county, 52,708 residents are registered to vote.

Since the primary election in May, an additional 583 citizens registered to vote.

Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr, who ran unopposed in the election, said the uptick in numbers could be attributed to several factors.

“I think the higher turnout can be attributed to the candidates getting out there, walking, meeting and engaging voters,” she said. “Having frank and open discussions about their positions on relevant topics.”  

29,296 ballots were cast at the polls yesterday, up from 10,212 in the primary election.

The 2010 election had a slightly higher voter turnout of 55 percent.

Yesterday’s turnout tops the 19 percent countywide turnout in the 2012 and 2016 election.

“Voters seem to have done their homework and made thoughtful choices,” Barr added.

View the results from the election here.