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Allen County sets turnout record with 2020 election

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Allen County voters broke a record this election.

The Allen County Election Board told the Journal Gazette Wednesday that around 63.6% of registered voters either voted in-person or by mail for the general election, up from the 60% who showed up for the 2008 election and the 55% who turned out four years ago.

The county also saw its most early and absentee votes ever, with more voters actually voting either early or absentee than on Election Day itself.

Many voters opted to vote either early or absentee to avoid large crowds due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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3 comments

Pat November 5, 2020 at 11:36 am

hmmmm — 63.6% turnout, a record for Allen County — makes you wonder how Wisconsin and Minnesota managed 89-90% turnout for their entire states — inquiring minds want to know

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Darrin Wright November 5, 2020 at 6:54 pm

Wisconsin’s turnout was closer to 73%, according to officials there. https://www.fox6now.com/news/wisconsin-elections-commission-estimates-voter-turnout-at-73

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Pat November 6, 2020 at 1:28 pm

read the story you cited — “The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), which calculates voter turnout based on the voting-age population, not registered voters, estimates the turnout at close to 73%.” The 80-90% figure I have seen cited is of registered voters. — in WOWOs’s story — “The Allen County Election Board told the Journal Gazette Wednesday that around 63.6% of registered voters”

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