(Cleveland)- The turnout in the statewide runoff election in White County was much better than many would expect. 27.1 percent of the county’s registered 18,140 voters cast ballots in the early voting and Tuesday’s balloting, that compares to the 63.2 percent in the November general election.
White County Election Superintendent Garrision Baker said the turnout Tuesday was impressive. “ While that is a low amount during the process of the election as a whole usually on a runoff this time of year on a mid term with only two state races on the ballot we would be looking anywhere between 15 to 18 percent so we are much higher than that so it was a better turnout than we would see,” commented Baker.
The majority of White County voters cast ballots that were in line with the statewide voters, in White County both of the Republican candidates received just over 80 percent of the votes. Brad Raffensperger received 4,063 votes to John Barrow’s 845. In the Public Service Commission race Chuck Eaton garnered 3,960 White County votes to lindy Miller’s 940.
With yesterday’s voting, that’s it for this years voting, right Garrison Baker “ We hope, no, the election process as I understand it is over it completes it, there are no more runoffs that can come forward. We’re going to watch the court decision on some of the suits that are going forward, but other than that this should complete this election cycle.