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Allen County Primary turnout at highest point in over a decade


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Turnout was strong for the 2019 Municipal Primary in Allen County.

With a little more than 26,600 voters casting a ballot in Tuesday’s election, voter turnout was at about 14.4%, which is a 12-year high for primaries.

Allen County Elections Director Beth Dlug tells WOWO News it’s a far cry from where we were just a couple of years ago:

“In 2015 our 9% turnout was probably the poorest we’ve had. (Turnout) might have been a little higher because Democrats didn’t have an election in Leo, New Haven or Grabill, so turnout might have been higher if we’d had more competition.”

Find last night’s full election results here.

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