Primary Voter Turnout Lowest in 30 Years
According to an official release from the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office, statewide voter turn-out in Tuesday’s primary election was the lowest in 30 years.
State Election Director, Peggy Nighsownger, said “Based on unofficial results from the county clerks, voter turnout for the Primary Election was just under 50 per cent of those who are registered to vote; and only 25 per cent of those eligible to vote.”
“Turnout is generally much higher for the General Election,” Nighswonger explained. For example, over the last five Presidential elections, it has averaged 98 percent of those registered to vote, Nighswonger added. “So if history repeats itself, we’ll likely see a lot more people at the polls on November 6th.”
More information on voter turnout can be found at the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Website (click link.)