Saturday 17 Nov 2018

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Close To 50% Voter Participation In Wayne County

Nearly half of Wayne County’s registered voters took part in the democratic process during the 2018 Midterm Election.

The initial results show 36,661 of the county’s 75,736 registered voters cast ballots for the November 6th Election.

That’s over 48% voter participation in the county.

Dane Beavers, the Director of the Wayne County Board of Elections, says there was a big turnout from first-time voters.

Beavers says the bulk of the county’s ballots—over 22,000—came in during the early voting period that ran from October 17th through November 3rd.

With Wayne County in the specified disaster area following Hurricane Florence, absentee voters had a little extra time to get their ballots counted.

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers starts officially tallying the votes on November 16th.

Voters stand in line waiting to cast their ballots at the Indian Springs Fire Department on Tuesday

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