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ELECTION 2018: Medina County sees high voter turnout


MEDINA TWP. — Voters cast nearly 75,000 ballots Tuesday in Medina County, giving the county a higher voter turnout than the state average.

Medina County also voted at a higher rate than many surrounding counties, according to unofficial election results.

Voter turnout in Medina County stands at about 60 percent. Across the state, 54 percent of voters participated in Tuesday’s general election.

Compared with neighboring counties, a higher percentage of Medina County voters came out. In Lorain County, voter turnout was more than 52 percent. Voter turnout in Summit County was 57 percent, and Wayne County saw 53 percent voter participation.

A breakdown of voting participation shows that there are 124,968 registered voters in Medina County with 74,721 ballots casts.

Before the election is certified in the coming weeks, the Medina County Board of Elections will count 1,782 outstanding absentee ballots and 949 provisional ballots.

In the days leading up to the election, representatives from by the local Republican and Democratic parties said interest in such topics as health care, immigration and the economy drove people to vote.

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