Voter turnout higher than 2014 midterm election

Published: Nov. 7, 2018 at 7:02 PM EST
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The votes have been counted, and we're starting to see numbers coming in for voter turnout in Tuesday's midterm election.

Across the valley, voter turnout was higher this year than the last midterm election in 2014. During that election, voter turnout was highest in Rockingham County at just over 50 percent. Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro all had a turnout of around 40 percent. Harrisonburg was the lowest at 31 percent.

This year, voter turnout was much higher.

In Augusta and Rockingham County, the turnout was just over 60 percent. In Harrisonburg and Waynesboro, it was just over 50 percent, and in Staunton, it was just under 60 percent.

Over in West Virginia, turnout was just over 50 percent in Grant, Hardy and Pendleton counties.

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