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Voter turnout surpasses 2014 turnout pct. in Cuyahoga Co.

Posted: 3:23 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 20:48:31Z

Overall voter turnout in Cuyahoga County has unofficially surpassed the total turnout in the county during the last midterm general election in 2014.

The total turnout in Cuyahoga County on November 4, 2014 was 39.56 percent, according to certified election results from the county’s Board of Elections. A total of 350,534 votes were cast – 209,773 on Election Day, 131,963 absentee, and the rest were provisional, post-election day or post-absentee.

As of 3:48 p.m. Tuesday, the total turnout for Cuyahoga County of the 2018 General Election was 41.07 percent, with 207,459 votes cast on Election Day and 161,930 absentee, according to unofficial results from the county’s Board of Elections. The polls close at 7:30 p.m.

There are a total of 899,326 eligible voters in Cuyahoga County. Of eligible voters in the county, 44.1 percent identified as Democrat, 24.9 as Republican and 30.9 percent as nonpartisan.

Areas with the highest turnouts so far include precincts in North Olmsted, Cleveland Heights, Beachwood, Shaker Heights, Westlake, Highland Heights, Strongsville, Mayfield Heights and Solon.

The voter turnout in 2014 in Cuyahoga County was the lowest in over a decade – 69.24 percent voted in the 2016 presidential election, 70.09 percent voted in the 2012 presidential election, 44.17 percent in the 2010 midterm election, and 60.54 percent in the 2008 presidential election. 

Click here to view more statistics from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, including a live updating turnout map of the county.

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