July 1, 2016

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Voter turnout in Medina County tops state average

From staff and wire reports

Medina County’s 71.7 percent voter turnout in Tuesday’s election was better than the state average.

Ohio officials say the voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was just more than 68 percent.

The Ohio secretary of state’s office reported that about 5.4 million Ohioans cast ballots out of the nearly

8 million registered voters.

The percentage was just short of the 70 percent that turned out for the last two presidential elections, in 2008 and 2004.

Medina County’s turnout rate of 89,449 of 124,797 registered voters was slightly better than neighboring Summit County’s 71.6 percent, and considerably higher than other area counties, including, Stark, 68.9 percent; Cuyahoga, 66.7 percent; Lorain, 65.8 percent; Ashland, 65.8 percent; and Wayne, 64.1 percent.

The secretary of state’s office reported Wednesday that there were more than 119,000 absentee ballots and more than 205,000 provisional ballots outstanding.

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