YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Voter turnout in the Valley significantly increased since the primary race back in May, but it has remained steady from the general election two years ago.
In Mahoning County, 26% of registered voters cast ballots. This is over 10% higher than in the May primary.
Columbiana County saw nearly a 20% increase in voter turnout, with 37% of registered voters hitting the polls.
In Trumbull County, 30% of registered voters cast ballots, which is 15% greater than the last election.
Voter turnout was down from the previous general election, however, which recorded voter turnout around 54% in Mahoning and Columbiana counties.
In 2017, Trumbull County recorded a similar voter turnout, at just over 30%. It was up slightly in Columbiana County, which in 2017, recorded a 33% turnout.
Mahoning County did see a drop from 2017, when 33% of voters went to the polls.
Tuesday, Mercer County had 34% of registered voters head to the polls, but this count is unofficial because it may not include absentee voters due to an issue with the machines.