Record turnout at the polls

Marion County voters showed up to the polls in droves and they showed up to vote overwhelming red.
Unofficial results from the Nov. 3 election show turnout for the county was recorded at 62.92%, with 13,834 total ballots cast out of 21,988 registered voters. Though more voters participated in the election this year, nearly 500 more registered voters resulted in the turnout being lower than in 2016.
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s office has posted results showing the turnout to be 61.9%, or 2.29 million ballots received out of 3.71 million registered voters.
According to Merrill, the turnout set a record for the state, despite the  COVID-19 pandemic.
Marion County Probate Judge Paige Vick said turnout was impressive locally, noting throughout the day lines formed at many of Marion County’s election precincts.
“This is a huge election and I think there was an expectation that some would have to stand in line,” Vick said.


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