46 Percent Voter Turnout Comparable to Past Primary Elections

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State Capitol -- Cheyenne, WY Secretary of State Max Maxfield released preliminary information on voter turnout in yesterday’s primary election.

“Based on unofficial results from the county clerks, voter turnout for the primary election was 46 percent of those registered to vote,” Secretary Maxfield said.

According to State Election Director Peggy Nighswonger, that percentage is comparable to turnout for the primary elections in 2010 and 2006 when the five state elected officials were on the ballot. Voter turnout in the 2010 primary election was 51 percent and 46 percent in the 2006 primary.

“Turnout is generally much higher for the General Election,” Nighswonger explained. “So if history repeats itself, we’ll likely see a lot more people at the polls on November 4th,” said Nighswonger.