Unofficial election results show that nearly 57-percent of the county’s 85,324 voters went to the polls. Elections director Ingrid Healy-Tucker says presidential elections tend to draw large numbers of voters.
Healy-Tucker says absentee and provisional ballots have yet to be counted – and that could push the final turnout numbers towards those recorded in 2008, when 62-percent of voters cast ballots.
Healy-Tucker says a few problems were reported – mostly with confusion over the soft-rollout of the state’s new Voter ID law. She also confirmed that federal election officials visited several polling places this week to make sure the county is in compliance with the Help America Vote Act.