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State, local counties had high voter turnout

No matter how you feel about the results of Tuesday’s General Election, we can all agree that the majority of West Virginia voters took their civic duty seriously by making sure to cast their ballots.

The voter turnout was the highest in years in West Virginia. The Mountain State saw 62.5% voter turnout for this election, with 793,088 of 1,269,156 registered voters casting ballots.

In the 2018 General Election, voter turnout was at 47.93%, with 597,149 casting votes out of state’s 1,245,827 registered voters.

In 2016, the last General Election with a presidential race, voter turnout in West Virginia was 57.4%, with 732,362 out of1,274,887 registered voters casting ballots.

Voters in each of the counties within our local region made a good showing in this year’s General Election.

A total of 12,293 ballots were cast in Randolph County, a voter turnout of 63.37%. There are 19,400 registered voters in the county.

In Barbour County, a total of 6,718 ballots were cast a voter turnout of 67.56%. There are 9,954 registered voters in Barbour.

A total of 3,899 ballots were cast in Tucker County, a voter turnout of 67.53%. Tucker has 5,774 registered voters.

In Pocahontas County, a total of 4,029 ballots were cast, a voter turnout of 71.33%. There are 5,648 registered voters in the county.

Even in Upshur County, where there were no contested local races on the ballot, a majority of registered voters took part in Democracy.

Upshur saw a voter turnout of 57.06%, with 7,681 ballots cast out of the county’s 13,462 registered voters.

Perhaps Cody Thompson, who was re-elected as a District 43 delegate Tuesday evening, said it best when speaking to The Inter-Mountain after the votes were counted:

“I would like to thank the voters … for getting out to vote and expressing their voice, because our vote is our voice.”

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